Latin American Modeling Project (LAMP)

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The Latin America Modeling Project (LAMP) is a model comparison project that looks into climate change mitigation and adaptation for the region of Latin America. Participation in the project includes global integrated assessment models, as well as models from several major Latin American countries. The IAM group participated as unfunded partner in this model comparison project and coordinated research work into baseline scenarios for Latin America.

The first part of the project analyzed mitigation, the results of which are published in a Special Issue on the findings of the CLIMACAP-LAMP project in Energy Economics; see articles from the special issue below, with IAM group authors' names in bold. The second part of the project is still underway and focuses on climate impacts on building energy use, hydropower, and agriculture.

Energy Economics Special Issue on mitigation in Latin America

van der Zwaan, B.C.C., Calvin, K.V., Clarke, L.E., 2016. Climate Mitigation in Latin America: Implications for Energy and Land Use: Preface to the Special Section on the findings of the CLIMACAP-LAMP project. Energy Economics 56, 495–498. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2016.05.005.

van Ruijven, B.J., Daenzer, K., Fisher-Vanden, K., Kober, T., Paltsev, S., Beach, R., Calderon, S., Calvin, K., Labriet, M., Kitous, A., Lucena, A., van Vuuren, D.P., 2015. Baseline projections for Latin America: base-year assumptions, key drivers and greenhouse emissions. Energy Economics, 56, 499-512. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2015.02.003.

Clarke, L., McFarland, J., Octaviano, C., van Ruijven, B.J., Beach, R., Daenzer, K., Hernandez, S., Lucena, A., Kitous, A., Labriet, M., Loboguerrero Rodriguez, A.M., van der Zwaan, B., 2016. Long-Term Mitigation Potential and Current Policy Trajectories in Latin American Countries. Energy Economics, 56, 513–525.  doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2016.01.011. 

van der Zwaan, B., Kober, T., Calderon, S., Daenzer, K., Kitous, A., Labriet, M., Pereira de Lucena, A.F., Octaviano, C., di Sbroiavacca, N., 2015. Energy Technology Roll-Out for Climate Change Mitigation: A Multi-Model Study for Latin America. Energy Economics, 56, 526–542. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2015.11.019.

Kober, T., Falzon, J., van der Zwaan, B., Calvin, K., Kanudia, A., Kitous, A., Labriet, M., 2016. A multi-model study of energy supply investments in Latin America under climate control policy. Energy Economics 56, 543–551. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2016.01.005.

Di Sbroiavacca, N., Nadal, G., Lallana, F., Falzon, J., Calvin, K., 2015. Emissions reduction scenarios in the Argentinean Energy Sector. Energy Economics, 56, 552-563. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2015.03.021. 

Lucena, A.F.P., Clarke, L., Schaeffer, R., Szklo, A., Rochedo, P.R.R., Daenzer, L.P.P.N.K., Gurgel, A., Kitous, A., Kober, T., 2015. Climate Policy Scenarios in Brazil: a Multi-Model Comparison for Energy. Energy Economics 56, 564-574. doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2015.02.005.

Calderón, S., Alvarez, A.C., Loboguerrero, A.M., Arango, S., Calvin, K., Kober, T., Daenzer, K., Fisher-Vanden, K., 2015. Achieving CO2 reductions in Colombia: Effects of carbon taxes and abatement targets. Energy Economics 56, 575–586. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2015.05.010.

Veysey, J., Octaviano, C., Calvin, K., Herreras Martinez, S., Kitous, A., McFarland, J., Zwaan, B. van der, 2015. Pathways to Mexico’s Climate Change Mitigation Targets: A Multi-Model Analysis. Energy Economics 56, 587–599. doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2015.04.011.

Octaviano, C., Paltsev, S., Gurgel, A.C., 2015. Climate change policy in Brazil and Mexico: Results from the MIT EPPA model. Energy Economics 56, 600–614. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2015.04.007.

Calvin, K.V., Beach, R., Gurgel, A., Labriet, M., Rodriguez, A.M.L., 2015. Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land-Use Emissions in Latin America. Energy Economics 56, 615-624. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2015.03.020.

Kober, T., Summerton, P., Pollitt, H., Chewpreecha, U., Ren, X., Wills, W., Octaviano, C., McFarland, J., Beach, R., Cai, Y., Calderon, S., Fisher-Vanden, K., Rodriguez, A.M.L., 2016. Macroeconomic impacts of climate change mitigation in Latin America: A cross-model comparison. Energy Economics 56, 625-636. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2016.02.002.