Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/130757
Authors: 
Delzeit, Ruth
Klepper, Gernot
Söder, Mareike
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 2035
Abstract: 
The contribution of biofuels to save greenhouse gas emissions has been challenged over the last years. A still unresolved question is how to quantify emissions from indirect land use change (iLUC). In this paper we review approaches to quantify iLUC-emissions. We conclude that economic simulation models have fewer drawbacks compared to two other approaches. We find that economic simulation models contain a high level of uncertainty with respect to key model parameters. Further, we conclude that it is inappropriate to calculate crop-specific iLUC-emissions and to include them into binding regulation. We argue that modelling results, particularly crop-specific ones, should not be used for policy decisions.
Subjects: 
CGE Modeling
indirect land use change
biofuels
greenhouse gas emissions
JEL: 
C61
Q16
Q42
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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