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Assessing the importance of technological non-CO2 GHG emission mitigation options in EU agriculture with the CAPRI model


  • Witzke, Peter
  • Van Doorslaer, Benjamin
  • Huck, Ingo
  • Salputra, Guna
  • Fellmann, Thomas
  • Drabik, Dusan
  • Weiss, Franz
  • Leip, Adrian


The European Commission started to reflect on a new policy framework on climate and energy for 2030. Identifying the best options for agriculture to contribute to future GHG emission reductions in the EU requires a comprehensive analysis of a wide range of possible policies, technological and management measures. In this context the CAPRI model has been further improved with respect to GHG emission accounting and especially regarding the endogenous implementation of technological mitigation options. In this paper we present the methodology of the new model features and highlight the importance of including endogenous technological GHG emission mitigation options in the model analysis. Results of illustrative emission mitigation scenarios show that different assumptions on the availability and uptake of technologies alter the scenario outcome significantly. The analysis indicates that possible negative impacts of mitigation policies on agricultural production and trade can drastically be reduced when technological mitigation options are available to farmers. This is a strong signal for enhanced research and development in the area of technological mitigation options, as well as policies that promote their diffusion.

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  • Witzke, Peter & Van Doorslaer, Benjamin & Huck, Ingo & Salputra, Guna & Fellmann, Thomas & Drabik, Dusan & Weiss, Franz & Leip, Adrian, 2014. "Assessing the importance of technological non-CO2 GHG emission mitigation options in EU agriculture with the CAPRI model," 2014 International Congress, August 26-29, 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia 182676, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae14:182676

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    2. Witzke, Heinz-Peter & Fellmann, Thomas & Van Doorslaer, Benjamin & Huck, Ingo & Weiss, Franz & Salputra, Guna & Jansson, Torbjorn & Drabik, Dusan & Leip, Adrian, 2015. "Integrating the Agricultural Sector into the New EU Climate Policy Framework for 2030: A Scenario Analysis to Highlight Potential Impacts and Challenges," 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy 211897, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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