Reference card - IFs

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The reference card is a clearly defined description of model features. The numerous options have been organized into a limited amount of default and model specific (non default) options. In addition some features are described by a short clarifying text.

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Alert-warning.png Note: The documentation of IFs is 'in preparation' and is not yet 'published'!

About

Name and version

IFs International Futures 7.35

Institution and users

Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, University of Denver (Pardee Center), Colorado, USA, .

Documentation

IFs documentation consists of a referencecard and detailed model documentation

Model scope and methods

Model documentation: Model scope and methods - IFs





Temporal dimension

Base year:, time steps:, horizon:

Spatial dimension

Number of regions:


Socio economic drivers

Model documentation: Socio-economic drivers - IFs

Exogenous drivers

  • Exogenous GDP
  • Total Factor Productivity
  • Labour Productivity
  • Capital Technical progress
  • Energy Technical progress
  • Materials Technical progress
  • GDP per capita


Development

  • GDP per capita
  • Income distribution in a region
  • Urbanisation rate
  • Education level
  • Labour participation rate

Macro economy

Model documentation: Macro-economy - IFs

Economic sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Services

Cost measures

  • GDP loss
  • Welfare loss
  • Consumption loss
  • Area under MAC
  • Energy system costs

Trade

  • Coal
  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Uranium
  • Electricity
  • Bioenergy crops
  • Food crops
  • Capital
  • Emissions permits
  • Non-energy goods

Energy

Model documentation: Energy - IFs


Resource use

  • Coal
  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Uranium
  • Biomass

Electricity technologies

  • Coal
  • Gas
  • Oil
  • Nuclear
  • Biomass
  • Wind
  • Solar PV
  • CCS

Conversion technologies

  • CHP
  • Heat pumps
  • Hydrogen
  • Fuel to gas
  • Fuel to liquid

Grid and infrastructure

  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Heat
  • CO2
  • H2

Energy technology substitution

  • Discrete technology choices
  • Expansion and decline constraints
  • System integration constraints


Energy service sectors

  • Transportation
  • Industry
  • Residential and commercial

Land-use

Model documentation: Land-use - IFs; Non-climate sustainability dimension - IFs


Other resources

Model documentation: Non-climate sustainability dimension - IFs

Other resources

  • Water
  • Metals
  • Cement

Emissions and climate

Model documentation: Emissions - IFs; Climate - IFs

Green house gasses

  • CO2
  • CH4
  • N2O
  • HFCs
  • CFCs
  • SF6

Pollutants

  • NOx
  • SOx
  • BC
  • OC
  • Ozone

Climate indicators

  • CO2e concentration (ppm)
  • Climate damages $ or equivalent
  • Radiative Forcing (W/m2 )
  • Temperature change (°C)