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Record number 370926
Title Cross sector land use modelling framework
Author(s) Jansson, T.G.; Bakker, M.M.; Boitier, B.; Fougeyrollas, A.; Helming, J.F.M.; Meijl, H. van; Verkerk, P.J.
Source In: Sustainability Impact Assessment of Land Use Changes / Helming, K., Perez-Soba, M., Tabush, P., Berlin-Heidelberg : Springer - ISBN 9783540786474 - p. 159 - 180.
Department(s) LEI Internationaal Beleid
Land Dynamics
LEI INT BELEID - Landbouwbeleid
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2008
Abstract The purpose of the model component in SENSOR is to quantify the effects of a comprehensive set of policies on land use. The need to include interaction between sectors as well as a high level of detail for each sector calls for a combination of sector specific and sector wide models. This chapter describes the modelling system, with emphasis on the linking of the models to a coherent system. Five sectors of significant importance for land use are modelled individually: Forestry, agriculture, urban land use, transport infrastructure and tourism. All models are connected as sub-modules to an economy-wide partial econometric model. In addition, a land cover model is used to disaggregate land use down to 1 km grid resolution. The linking of such a diverse set of models in a consistent way poses conceptual as well as practical issues. The conceptual issues concern questions such as which items of the models to link, how to obtain a stable joint baseline scenario, and how to obtain a joint equilibrium solution for all models simultaneously in simulation. Practical issues concern the actual implementation of the conceptually sound linkages and provision of a workable technical solution. In SENSOR, great care has been taken to develop a sound linkage concept. The linked system allows the user to introduce a shock in either of the models, and the set of results will provide a joint solution for all sectors modelled in SENSOR. In this manner, the models take a complex policy scenario as argument and compute a comprehensive set of variables involving all five sectors on regional level, which in turn forms a basis for distilling out the impact on sustainability in the form of indicators. Without the extensive automation and technical linkages, it would not have been possible to obtain a joint equilibrium, or it would have required exorbitant amounts of working time.
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