A myopic or “limited foresight” version of the long-term energy system model MESSAGE was developed to better understand the implications for energy system evolution under the conditions of short-term decision making.
Myopic MESSAGE was developed by ENE under the umbrella of the Greenhouse Gas Initiative at IIASA
The model is applied to explore medium to long-term consequences of current policies
Results from the model were presented by IIASA at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference.
In contrast to the traditional systems engineering and macro-economic energy models with perfect foresight, the new myopic model allows analysis of the implications of alternative planning horizons for decision making. It thus provides a suitable framework for exploring "path-dependency" and "lock-in-effects" in the energy system.
In particular, the framework is used for the explicit assessment of the consequences of short-term decisions for achieving long-term objectives.
Last edited: 19 July 2013
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