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GTAP Resource #4971

"Reductions in land use change and agriculture GHG emissions in Brazil: the Brazilian commitment to COP21"
by Ferreira-Filho, Joaquim Bento and Mark Horridge

In this paper, we analyze the land use change and agriculture Brazilian commitments to COP21. A general equilibrium model of Brazil, tailored for land use change and emissions analysis is used. It´s a dynamic, inter-regional and “bottom-up” model, with a land use and emissions module. Our analysis considers the targets for reforestation: restoration of 12 million hectares of forests, and the restoration of 15 million hectares of degraded pastures, until 2030. We compare the results to the general targets proposed by Brazil, to infer about the extra gains that would have to come from the energy sector. Our analysis show that that a considerable effort will remain for energy efficiency, as well as for changes in energy matrix, in order to meet the proposed targets. The analysis also highlight regional effects, as well as cost effectiveness of the policies, introducing the concept of social abatement cost on land use change.

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2016 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 19th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Washington DC, USA
Date: 2016
Created: Ferreira-Filho, J. (4/14/2016)
Updated: Ferreira-Filho, J. (6/8/2016)
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- Dynamic modeling
- Climate change policy
- Land use
- South America

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