Mitigation Efforts Calculator (MEC)

Nguyen, B. ORCID:, Höglund-Isaksson, L. ORCID:, Wagner, F. ORCID:, & Schoepp, W. ORCID: (2013). Mitigation Efforts Calculator (MEC). Information Systems Frontiers 15 (2) 223-233. 10.1007/s10796-012-9362-0.

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The Mitigation Efforts Calculator (MEC) has been developed by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) as an online tool to compare greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation proposals by various countries for the year 2020. In this paper, we first introduce the MEC conceptual model, i.e. the methodology and system architecture. We then discuss the abstract formulation of four different international greenhouse gas trading regimes that are conceivable. Hereafter, the optimization process and its output results, namely cost curves are presented. Finally, we illustrate the MEC as a tool for interactively evaluating complex cost curve information in the context of GHG mitigation targets as currently discussed in international climate policy circles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business intelligence; Cost curves; Decision model; Interactive system; Optimisation
Research Programs: Air Quality & Greenhouse Gases (AIR)
Mitigation of Air Pollution (MAG)
Bibliographic Reference: Information Systems Frontiers; 15(2):223-233 (1 April 2013) (Published online 6 July 2012)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:48
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:23

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