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Bosetti, V., Massetti, E. and Tavoni, M. (2007) The WITCH Model: Structure, Baseline, Solutions. FEEM Working Paper No. 10.2007.
https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.960746

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: The Land-Use Consequences of Woody Biomass with More Stringent Climate Mitigation Scenarios

    AUTHORS: Alice Favero, Robert Mendelsohn

    KEYWORDS: Climate Change, Forestry, BECCS, Land Use, Integrated Assessment Model

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol.8 No.1, January 24, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Integrated assessment models increasingly rely on biomass for energy with ever more stringent mitigation policies. The stringency of mitigation will therefore have large effects on land use. As discussed in the literature, crop bio-energy will lead to substantial pressure to increase deforestation. This paper consequently explores using woody biomass for bioenergy. The paper combines the IAM WITCH with a global dynamic forestry model GTM to determine the optimal size of the woody biomass market, the effects on the timber market, and the resulting forestland under two alternative mitigation strategies. This paper predicts that moving from a moderate to a stringent mitigation policy would increase the demand for woody biomass from 3.7 to 5.2 billion m3/yr, increasing forestland by 1049 to 1890 million ha, and shrinking farmland by 748 to 1550 million ha. The stringency of mitigation will therefore have large effects on land use.