EFFECT is a numerical model that calculates GHG emissions under different development and policy scenarios. The tool forecasts energy balances of energy generating/consuming assets and associated GHG emissions in a country or sector. From the tool estimates country or sector-level emissions, focusing on sectors that contribute to and are expected to experience a rapid growth in emissions. EFFECT has modules for road transport, agriculture, power, industry, household and non-residential sectors.
- EFFECT works well for providing an evidence base on cost-effectiveness of national low carbon development plans.
- EFFECT may assist the consensus-building between government departments and other private sector and civil society stakeholders.
- EFFECT works well for supporting decisions between different green policy options at a sector-level.
- Users can take a self-paced training course on low carbon development which includes a step-by-step instructions on how to use EFFECT.
- EFFECT is Excel-based and can be downloaded from ESMAP’s website.
EFFECT has been used in Georgia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Thailand and Vietnam.
- EFFECT is relatively data intensive.
- A comprehensive assessment may be lengthy and pricey.
- The use of EFFECT may require special capacity building in the tool.
- The application of EFFECT may require the hiring of a local consultant to gather the required input data.
- EFFECT homepage http://esmap.org/esmap/EFFECT
- World Bank e-Institute Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling training course http://einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/low-carbon-development-plannin...
- ESMAP offers 1-to-1 or 1-to-many training sessions to World Bank teams or organizations implementing EFFECT. These can be offered in person or via video depending on resource availability.