The implementation of policies aimed at "sustainable" use of natural resources requires quantitative assessment of respective outcomes. The macroeconomic analysis supports the quantification of potential trade-offs between ecological and economic goals, both on national as well as sectoral levels. In our research, this task is being approached with the aid of various general equilibrium models generated at distinct sectoral, regional and temporal resolutions. The specific project´s aim is to
- establish the models within a flexible framework (GAMS-MCP/GAMS-MPSGE) which allows for quick adjustment to the requirement at hand and offers itself to continuous development;
- provide an interactive user interface where relevant policy scenarios in the fields of energy and the environment can be defined, and comparisons of respective sectoral and macroeconomic effects represented in tables and by graphic visualisations are made available.