Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Model description paper
16 Mar 2022
Model description paper |  | 16 Mar 2022

GOBLIN version 1.0: a land balance model to identify national agriculture and land use pathways to climate neutrality via backcasting

Colm Duffy​​​​​, Remi Prudhomme, Brian Duffy, James Gibbons, Cathal O'Donoghue, Mary Ryan, and David Styles

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The GOBLIN (General Overview for a Backcasting approach of Livestock INtensification) model is a new high-resolution integrated bottom-up biophysical land use model capable of identifying broad pathways towards climate neutrality in the agriculture, forestry, and other land use (AFOLU) sector. The model is intended to bridge the gap between hindsight representations of national emissions and much larger globally integrated assessment models.