ECOCEP is structured in Work Packages closely related to the major EU programmes and objectives dealing with climate change and associated energy issues. This policy relevance of ECOCEP is underlined by the existing EU policy, which addresses the problem of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in its 20-20-20 targets to be achieved by 2020.
Besides their global economic effect, GHG emission reductions, due to the changing air quality, will result in a wide range of ancillary effects on human health, ecosystems and biodiversity. Most of these impacts are of a non-market nature, and thus need to be analysed by non-market valuation techniques.
- Modelling Economic Effects of GHG Mitigation and Adaptation
- Energy Resources
- Energy Efficiency and Household Behaviour
- Non-market Effects, Risk and Equity
Work Packages are further divided into Tasks:
WP No 2: Modelling Economic Effects of GHG Mitigation and Adaptation
- Task 2.1: GHG mitigation effects.
- Task 2.2: The potential for adaptation.
- Task 2.3: Model parameters.
- Task 2.4: Effects of climate change: Integrated Assessment.
WP No 3: Energy Resources
- Task 3.1: Renewable energy supply.
- Task 3.2: Energy-food-environment linkages.
- Task 3.3: Non-renewable energy markets.
- Task 3.4: Modelling energy markets in partial equilibrium frameworks and investigating strategic interactions.
- Task 3.5: Investigating the interactions between energy and development and between economic growth and energy production and consumption.
WP No 4: Energy Efficiency and Household Behaviour
- Task 4.1: Residential energy consumption.
- Task 4.2: Residential energy efficiency.
- Task 4.3: Household Transportation patterns and mobility.
- Task 4.4: Public acceptability of climate change mitigation and adaptation related policies.
WP No 5: Non-market Effects, Risk and Equity
- Task 5.1: Valuation of non-market goods and services affected by climate change and policies.
- Task 5.2: External costs of energy generation.
- Task 5.3: Incorporating non-market effects into impact assessment models.
- Task 5.4: Discounting.
- Task 5.5: Inequality measurement.