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Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles Pilot Program Emissions Benefit Tool +The Emissions Benefit Tool is an Excel spreadsheet used to calculate avoided gas emissions from a fleet of vehicles.
Applied Dynamic Analysis of the Global Economy (ADAGE) Model +The model uses the same theoretical structure to examine policy effects in each of its three modules: International, US Regional, and Single Country. The model’s integrated framework allows its components to use relevant policy findings from other modules with broader geographic coverage, thus obtaining detailed regional and state-level results that incorporate international impacts of policies.
Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) +AIM comprises three main models: a greenhouse gas emissions model (AIM/Emission); a global climate change model (AIM/Climate); and a climate change impact model (AIM/Impact). The AIM/Emission model includes data and information on population, economic trends, and government policies, and estimates energy consumption, land use changes, and greenhouse gas emissions. The AIM/Climate model examines the outcome of different policy scenarios. The AIM/Impact model estimates impacts of the various scenarios on primary production industries and human health.
Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner's Guide +Step-by-step guide for providing quantitative estimate of total environment-related employment or green employment and a way of understanding how that employment may be increased through attention to environmental, social and employment policies.

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BITES +Uses the EIA Annual Energy Outlook as a baseline. Allows the user to control up to 300 inputs (in advanced mode) as well as modify key assumptions such as emissions factors to explore the impact on emissions, energy, and petroleum use.

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CDM Sustainable Development Tool +The tool user begins by selecting a language, an activity name and type, and the action required (e.g., create, amend, or withdraw a CDM project description). The user then describes the level of sustainable development co-benefits of the CDM activity along 12 environmental, social, and economic criteria. Last, the user submits the description to UNFCCC, which makes it available on the CDM website.
COMMUTER Model +COMMUTER is a spreadsheet-based computer model that estimates the travel and emissions impacts of transportation air quality programs focused on commuting. The model is particularly useful for programs such as those recognized under the EPA’s Best Workplaces for CommutersSM and other Commuter Choice Programs.
CRED: A New Model of Climate and Development +CRED is a simple model designed for ease of use and to facilitate presenting results in a coherent, comprehensible framework. The model takes into consideration that many developing countries are more exposed to climate impacts, and that poverty and inadequate infrastructure and services are major factors in vulnerability to climate change. CRED models utility maximization in an unequal, climate-constrained world. The goal of the model is to inform global climate negotiations and help break the stalemate between developed and developing countries. There are nine regions of the world in CRED, three high-income and six developing ones.
CRiSTAL Forests +CRiSTAL Forests helps users to: # understand the livelihoods, ecosystems and climate context of a community or area of interest; # screen existing project activities to assess their impacts on the ecosystem services that are important to climate adaptation, and revise these activities accordingly; and # plan new project activities that support climate adaptation. The list of revised or new project activities contributes directly in both the adaptation planning process and the project cycle. However, information gathered to establish the livelihoods, ecosystems and climate context in CRiSTAL Forests can also contribute to a risk assessment.
CRiSTAL VS +CRiSTAL V5 helps users to: # understand the livelihoods and climate context of a community or area of interest; # screen existing project activities to assess their impacts on livelihood resources that are important to climate adaptation, and revise these activities accordingly; # plan new project activities that support climate adaptation; and # support M&E. The list of revised or new project activities contributes directly to step B in both the adaptation planning process and the project cycle. However, there are other links—that is to say, information gathered to establish the livelihoods and climate context in CRiSTAL can contribute to a risk assessment, as well as establish a monitoring and evaluation system.
Clean Development Mechanism +This booklet provides concise summaries of CDM methodologies and description of methodological tools, approved by the CDM Executive Board. It assists CDM project developers in identifying suitable methodologies for their CDM projects.
ClearPath +ClearPath is an online suite of tools that allow multiple users to collectively develop baseline and subsequent inventories, track emissions progress over time, forecast multiple scenarios for future emissions, analyze benefits of emissions reduction measures, and visualize alternative planning scenarios. Guidance and training are included in the suite.
Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support (C-ROADS) Simulator +C-ROADS translates climate mitigation scenarios and pledge levels into emissions, concentrations, temperature, and per-capita emissions outcomes at the global level. The model quickly runs real-time policy analysis on a computer. C-ROADS allows users to test “what if scenarios” and analyze up to 15 different nations or regions simultaneously.
Co-benefits Evaluation Tools +The tools included in this set assist policymakers in evaluating the potential emission reductions from policies and programs in three sectors: transport, urban energy systems and urban waste management. The tools are Excel-based and the user must first submit their initial data via a web form.
Co-benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) Screening Model +COBRA converts emissions reductions into air quality improvements, and estimates annual adverse health impacts avoided, monetizing their value. This tool serves as a preliminary screening tool to identify those scenarios that might benefit from further evaluation with more sophisticated air quality modeling approaches.

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DNE21+ +DNE21+ is a linear programming model that seeks the optimal strategy to minimize the cost of world energy systems and mitigate climate change. The model is composed of three sub-models: an energy systems, a macro economic and a climate change model and is useful at the global level, divided into 10 regions.

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E3MG +E3ME examines how the economic system changes over time, providing year-by-year projections of these changes into the future without assuming the economy reaches equilibrium. E3ME is therefore not a General Equilibrium Model, which only shows how real resources are re-allocated between economic activities after the economy has reached equilibrium following introduction of a policy. E3ME can model the gradual uptake of new technologies, thus providing a better understanding of the time it will take for the economy to accommodate these technologies and reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.
ENV-Linkages-KEI Model +The model assesses the impacts of Korean and international greenhouse gas mitigation policies on the Korean economy.
Electricity Markets Analysis (EMA) Model +The EMA model determines least-cost methods for meeting electricity demand on a seasonal and time-of-day basis, while considering factors such as growth in demand, peak demands, and limits on emissions. Markets for electric power in EMA are modeled along geographic lines as distinct markets with specific characteristics and interregional electricity transmission capabilities. The EMA model can estimate impacts associated with a variety of policies related to the generation mix, limits on criteria pollutants, and cap-and-trade systems to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Also, it can be linked to the RTI ADAGE economic model. The model aggregates data in 13 distinct electricity markets across the United States.
Energy Development Index (EDI) +The enhanced EDI is a multi-dimensional indicator that tracks energy development country-by-country. At the household level, it focuses on two key dimensions: access to electricity and access to clean cooking facilities. When looking at community level access, it considers modern energy use for public services (e.g. schools, water and sanitation, etc.) and energy for productive use, which deals with modern energy use as part of economic activity.
Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) +EFFECT forecasts GHG emissions as well as energy demand and generation for given development scenarios or policy choices at the national level. The model also produces results for individual sectors such as road transport, agriculture, power, industry, household and non-residential sectors.
Energy and Power Evaluation Program (ENPEP) +ENPEP-BALANCE's graphical user interface allows users to "drag and drop" to build an energy supply and demand network. The model then employs a market share algorithm to estimate the penetration of supply alternatives. It uses an equilibrium solution to develop an energy system configuration that balances the conflicting demands, objectives, and market forces of the economy. 'The ENPEP-BALANCE approach simulates more accurately the more complex market behavior of multiple decision makers that may not be captured by optimization techniques that assume a single decision maker.'
Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program (BenMAP) +BenMAP is primarily intended as a tool for estimating the health impacts, and associated economic values, associated with changes in ambient air pollution. It accomplishes this by running health impact functions, which relate a change in the concentration of a pollutant with a change in the incidence of a health endpoint.
Environmental Impact and Sustainability Applied General Equilibrium Model (ENVISAGE) +ENVISAGE is a recursive dynamic multi-sector, multi-region CGE model. Its emissions and climate module links economic activities directly to changes in global mean temperature. The model also links changes in temperature to impacts on economic variables such as agricultural yields or damages created by sea level rise. Issues analyzed include the economics of climate change, impact of climate change on economy, adaptation to climate change, and distributional consequences of climate change.
Evaluating the Impact of Development Projects on Poverty: A Handbook for Practitioners +The handbook presents quantitative and qualitative methodologies, as well as case examples, focused on assessing the impact of projects targeted to the poor. The handbook guides the reader through key steps in designing and implementing impact evaluations, and includes a discussion of lessons learned from a rich set of “good practice" evaluations of poverty projects that have been reviewed for this handbook.
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