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WP1: MRIO Database

WP2: Footprint Family Report

WP4: EUREAPA

WP5: EUREAPA Testing

WP6: OPEN:EU Scenarios

WP7: Scenario Quantification

WP8: Integrating Footprints

WP9: OPEN:EU Launch

 

 

WP7: OPEN:EU Scenario Quantification Report: Scenarios for a One Planet Economy

This report presents the methodology and results of scenario quantification undertaken in parallel to the development of One Planet Economy Network scenario narratives (the OPEN:EU scenarios).

Using the EUREAPA tool, the four OPE scenarios were quantified to explore the influence of different policy approaches on the EU’s carbon, ecological and water footprints and identify policy approaches that have the greatest influence.

The results are staggering. Firstly “no scenario was able to achieve sufficient reduction to achieve footprints within… environmental limits” which challenges the idea that our economies can continue to grow while simultaneously reducing our environmental impacts. Secondly, the notion that we can simply decarbonise our economies as the sole way out of this mess raises further questions about current political fixations.

Decarbonisation of the electricity supply must be supplemented by production efficiency and resource sufficiency measures. Finally, the quantification report leads us to the plain fact that we are all in this together and that simply working on a domestic approach is not enough. All of these options also need to be replicated outside of the EU.

OPEN:EU Scenario Quantification Report: Scenarios for a One Planet Economy

 


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OPEN:EU Scenario Quantification Report: Scenarios for a One Planet Economy


7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement N° 227065. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the One Planet Economy Network and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. 
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