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Reference Number R000223869
Title Modelling the impact of "sustainability" policies in Scotland
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Geography and Environmental Studies) 20%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 40%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 40%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 80%;
Principal Investigator Professor P McGregor
No email address given
University of Strathclyde
Award Type Standard
Funding Source ESRC
Start Date 01 May 2002
End Date 30 April 2003
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £42,570
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region Scotland
Programme ESRC Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor P McGregor , Economics, University of Strathclyde (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Professor K Swales , Economics, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor N (Nick ) Hanley , Stirling Management School, University of Stirling (0.001%)
Web Site https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=R000223869
Objectives Objectives not supplied
Abstract Our main objective in this project is to develop a modelling framework that allows identification of the economic, social and environmental impacts of policies intended to improve the sustainability of economic development. For example, policies aimed at increasing resource productivity and/or reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. In order to model the implementation and impacts of such policies, the project involves developing an existing multi-sectoral regional CGE model of the Scottish economy (as an empirical example of a UK regional economy) in a number of ways. These include • Incorporating a detailed and flexible treatment of energy-use and renewable and non-renewable resources. • Linking, where it is appropriate to do so, emissions of a wide range of pollutants directly to energy-use. • Allowing for technological change in resource use. • Disaggregating the household sector by broad income band to facilitate tracking of income-distributional effects of policies. In terms of policy-relevant model outputs, the project also involves building a number of ‘sustainability indicators’ into the framework. These include a number of individual indicators already proposed by policymakers in the UK (e.g. emissions of key pollutants) alongside two composite ‘indices of sustainability’, namely Genuine Savings and Green Net National Product
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