EU Calculator in the assessment of energy and climate public policy
EU Calculator, according to its own description (www.european-calculator.eu), allows for readily accessible quantitative comparisons between scenarios with respect to energy demand and GHG emission trajectories across sectors (energy, transport, buildings, agriculture, etc.). The tool is sensitive not only to choices of energy technologies, but also to the impact of consumers’ lifestyles.
Moreover, the model is currently being expanded with a water module for quantifications of the water-energy-food nexus, a raw materials module for the evaluation of resource use efficiency and the enhancement of circular economy, a land use change module in line with the Paris Agreement obligations, a socio-economic development module to assess the impacts of decarbonization of the economy and society, a renewable energy sources module, as well as an energy storage module.
The European Climate Foundation is dedicated to responding to the global climate crisis by creating a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions society by harnessing the power of effective philanthropy to support the climate community in shaping public debate and forging bold solutions.
The ECF strengthens European climate leadership at every level, from supporting local campaigns to informing EU policy making. The ECF’s institutional strengths and flexible funding allow it to act both as a steady partner and a nimble innovator. To effect lasting change, it is also essential that we coordinate our efforts beyond our borders. The ECF is part of a highly supportive global network to stimulate climate-related policy work worldwide