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Modelling Land Use Changes in a Global CGE: Assessing the EU biofuel mandates with the MIRAGE-BioF model

David Laborde and Hugo Valin
AGRODEP Workshop on Analytical Tools for Climate Change, June 6-7, 201, Dakar, Senegal
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Evaluation of indirect land use changes due to biofuels has been very controversial over the past few years, as doubt has arisen about the potential benefits of growing crops for use as a substitute for fossil fuels. In this paper, we present an overview of a CGE modelling approach, based on the MIRAGE-BioF model. Our framework brings new innovative features that strengthen the relevance of the methodology. In particular, a more detailed and consistent database has been developed to represent the sectors and substitution mechanism at play.