The project is about indirect, often unwanted, effects of climate policy, with a focus on land use and land-use change in response to an increased demand for bioenergy and a reduction of tropical deforestation (REDD+). The goal is to develop a series of transparent models for land use, to illuminate and analyze three issues: – How different climate policies affect the development of land and food prices, in the long and short term? – What effects would an increased demand for terrestrial bioenergy within one region have on land-use processes and greenhouse gas emissions in other parts of the world? – How does reduced emissions from tropical deforestation and degradation in one country (under REDD+) affect the emissions from such processes in other tropical countries outside the treaty.
Professor at Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory
Funding years 2012–2014