In its 2050 roadmap, the European Commission shows how the sectors responsible for Europe's emissions - power generation, industry, transport, buildings and construction, as well as agriculture - can make the transition to a low-carbon economy over the coming decades. (COM (2011) 112: A Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050)
IIASA, together with partners of the EC4MACS consortium, provided quantitative technical analyses to the proposal of the European Commission. The PRIMES, CAPRI, GAINS and TREMOVE models have been used to develop scenarios until 2050 that would result in deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union. Scientists estimated the potentials for emission reductions from energy, agriculture and land use for CO2 and the other greenhouse gases and calculated co-benefits of such low-carbon development paths on local air quality.
The results of these analyses have been incorporated into
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