CLIMTRADE: Economic impacts of climate regulation in trade
The CLIMTRADE tool allows users to analyse a range of economic impacts associated with carbon border adjustments. The Excel-based tool uses partial equilibrium modelling and input-output analysis to provide quantitative insights into economic indicators such as national export revenues, domestic employment, or GDP.
AIRPOLIM-T (Air Pollution Impact Model for Transport)
The AIRPOLIM-T uses an accessible methodology for quantifying the health impacts of air pollution from the transport sector that can be applied in multiple countries, or cities, in the form of an open-source Excel tool. It calculates the impacts on mortality from four adulthood diseases: lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ischemic heart disease and stroke, as well as lower respiratory infections (LRI) in children and adults – all of whose prevalence is increased with the intake of pollution. The tool can be used to compare the magnitude of health impacts under different scenarios for future transport sector pathways. This analysis can help policymakers or civil society organisations in highlighting the benefits of a low-carbon development of the transport sector.
AIRPOLIM-ES (Air Pollution Impact Model for Electricity Supply)
The AIRPOLIM-ES is an accessible, Excel-based tool that estimates the health impacts of air pollution from different sources of electricity generation and other fuel combustion that can be applied in multiple countries. The first version of the model focuses on air pollution caused by electricity generation from coal- and gas-fired power plants. It calculates the impacts on mortality (premature deaths and years of life lost) from four adulthood diseases: lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ischemic heart disease and stroke, all of whose prevalence is increased with the intake of pollution. The tool can be used to compare the magnitude of health impacts under different scenarios across both existing and planned plants.
EIM-ES (Economic Impact Model for Electricity Supply)
The EIM-ES is a transparent, Excel-based tool that estimates the domestic employment impacts of investments in the electricity supply sector within a country to aid policy decision makers. The model covers all relevant electricity generation technologies – both low carbon and fossil fuel-based plants – in order to provide an assessment of employment creation under different future pathways for the development of the electricity sector. It also provides information on wider economic indicators such as investment requirements, economic value added and trade.
The tool has been used both by NewClimate Institute as well as other organisations and individuals to compare the magnitude of employment and other economic impacts under a range of scenarios in several countries, including: Argentina, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Kenya, Australia, Mexico and Rwanda, with analysis ongoing in a number of additional countries.