Type of practice:
The Global Forest Model (G4M), PRIMES, the European Forest and Agriculture Optimisation Model (EUFASOM), the European Forest Information SCENario (EFISCEN) as well as the Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM) are used for the purpose of the Impact Assessment on accounting rules and action plans on greenhouse gas emissions and removals resulting from activities related to land use, land use change and forestry. The corresponding IA Report (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=SWD:2012:0041:FIN:EN:PDF) gives an account of this application.
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.
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.