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Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation Pathways and Evaluation of the Robustness of Mitigation Cost Estimates

Objective

Climate policy needs to aim at ambitious long-term climate stabilization. This will require managing the transition from carbon intensive to low carbon economies within this century. Research on mitigation pathways to a low carbon society and the associated mitigation costs is indispensable for informing policy makers. The project AMPERE is aiming for a broad exploration of mitigation pathways and associated mitigation costs under various real world limitations, while at the same time generating a better understanding about the differences across models, and the relation to historical trends. Uncertainties about the costs of mitigation originate from the entire causal chain ranging from economic activity, to emissions and related technologies, and the response of the carbon cycle and climate system to greenhouse gas emissions. AMPERE will use a sizable ensemble of state-of-the-art energy-economy and integrated assessment models to analyse mitigation pathways and associated mitigation costs in a series of multi-model intercomparisons. It will focus on four central areas: (i) The role of uncertainty about the climate response to anthropogenic forcing on the remaining carbon budget for supplying societies around the globe with energy, (ii) the role of technology availability, innovation and myopia in the energy sector, (iii) the role of policy imperfections like limited regional or sectoral participation in climate policy regimes, and (iv) the implications for decarbonisation scenarios and policies for Europe.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 574 282,50
Administrative Contact
Frauke Haneberg (Ms.)

Participants (21)

ENERDATA SA

Participation ended

France
Address
Avenue Alsace Lorraine 47
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alban Kitous (Mr.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 485 980
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Manchanda (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 331 008
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bas R. Leeflang (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 288 000
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Eberle (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 161 500
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pantelis Capros (Prof.)
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 54 680
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sally Scott (Ms.)
SOCIETE DE MATHEMATIQUES APPLIQUEES ET DE SCIENCES HUMAINES
France
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
22 Rue De Cherbourg
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean Pierre Mailles (Mr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 85 520
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Xavier Boucherle (Dr.)
ENERDATA SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 85 569,75
Address
Avenue Alsace Lorraine 47
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alban Kitous (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 125 992
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cardarelli (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 134 990
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sven Stelzner (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 106 860
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gustav Resch (Dr.)
MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 80 976,30
Address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 73
2595 AC The Hague
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nico Van Leeuwen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE
France
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Place Du Pantheon 12
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frédérique Baudier (Ms.)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Van Der Linden (Mr.)
CLIMATE ANALYTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 119 130
Address
Ritterstrasse 3
10969 Berlin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Henrike Doebert (Ms.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Japan
Address
Onogawa 16 2
305 8506 Tsukuba
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Shuichi Ashina (Dr.)
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE EARTH
Japan
Address
Kizugawadai 9-2
6190292 Kizugawa-shi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Keigo Akimoto (Dr.)
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND REFORM COMMISSION ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
China
EU contribution
€ 35 001
Address
Guohong Mansion Tower B Apt 11A
100038 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kejun Jiang (Dr.)
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
India
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Vastrapur
380 015 Ahmedabad
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Priyadarshi Shukla (Prof.)