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The models CAPRI (http://www.euclimit.eu/models/CAPRI_long.pdf), E3ME, GAINS (http://gains.iiasa.ac.at/index.php/gains-europe), G4M, GEM-E3, GLOBIUM, POLES and PRIMES are used for the purpose of the Impact Assessment on determining transitional Union-wide rules for the harmonised free allocation of emission allowances. The corresponding IA Report (http://ec.europa.eu/governance/impact/ia_carried_out/docs/ia_2011/sec_2011_0517_en.pdf) gives an account of these applications.
The Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM) is a global recursive dynamic partial equilibrium model integrating the agricultural, bioenergy and forestry sectors with the aim to provide policy analysis on global issues concerning land use competition between the major land-based production sectors.
The Global Forest Model (G4M) estimates the annual above ground wood increment and harvesting costs. By comparing the income of managed forest (difference of wood price and harvesting costs and income by storing carbon in forests) with income by alternative land use on the same place a decision of afforestation or deforestation is made.