Pollutants and non-GHG forcing agents - WITCH
|Model Documentation - WITCH|
|Institution||Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)|
|Concept||Hybrid: Economic optimal growth model, including a bottom-up energy sector and a simple climate model, embedded in a `game theory` framework.|
|Solution method||Regional growth models solved by non-linear optimization and game theoretic setup solved by tatonnement algorithm (cooperative solution: Negishi welfare aggregation, non-cooperative solution: Nash equilibrium)|
The WITCH model represents the black carbon (BC), carbon monoxide (CO), ammoniac (NH3), nitrogen oxides (NOx), organic carbon (OC), sulfur dioxide (SO2), volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
The energy-related emissions are computed from the sectoral activities with the appropriate coefficients. The others emissions are exogenous and are issued from the RCP emissions profiles.