• Finished
  • Started: Sep 2009
  • Ended: Sep 2011

Project description

The aim of our project is to develop the basis for a „climate-politics

simulator” and to apply it for Austria, for investigating the effects

of different personal carbon allocation schemes on the socio-economic

situation of households and the energy system. Examples for these

carbon allocation schemes considered include Cap and Share and TEQs,

which can be applied complementary or alternatively to “classic”

emissiontrading, as currently implemented within the EU-ETS.

Methodically we will combine top-down and bottom-up modelling

approaches (TIMES- energy model, System Dynamics Modelling and Agent

Based Modelling). Agent Based Modelling will be used in cases where

detailed consideration of selforganisation processes is necessary. This

is e.g. the case for personal carbon allocation schemes, wherein the

individual decision of different actor groups determines the overall

systems behaviour.

Last updated: 30 Nov 2009