The 4see framework is a new approach to analysing and integrating a country’s full economic and employment statistics, including travel, energy and balance of payments. The 4see model can be used for creating future scenarios using the evidence-base of historical data combined with new investment options.
An example scenario might be the introduction of CCS (carbon-capture and sequestration) for transition to carbon-free grid electricity. The 4see scenario for this example would include all investment costs of CCS as well as the time taken to the build the plant. The scenario would also include competing investment needs by all other parts of the economy and the total ongoing demand for energy, thus showing whether economic growth is feasible and how total carbon emissions might evolve.
The 4see is being developed in the Foresight Group. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a recording of a presentation by Simon Roberts to colleagues in Arup given on 22nd February 2011 to introduce the poster “consumption, investment and jobs – how the UK economy ticks”.
As part of the 4see project, this A0-sized poster contains historical data for the whole UK economy since 1990. It includes economic activity, investment, capital, employment, energy, trade, balance of payments and transportation.