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Next generation of AdVanced InteGrated Assessment modelling to support climaTE policy making

Project description


Integrated assessment models (IAMs) integrate energy, economy, land, water, and climate into a consistent modelling framework that provides regionally and sectorally differentiated climate-change-mitigation pathways. IAMs offer valuable information to support the design and evaluation of climate policies. The EU-funded NAVIGATE project aims to advance IAMs capability in two directions. First, it will improve the representation of transformative structural and technological change in the economy and different sectors as industry and land-use and analyse changes in lifestyle and consumption and their implications. Secondly, it will depict the distributional implications of climate policies, the impacts of climate change and the benefits of mitigation and adaptation strategies in terms of avoided damages and reduced inequality. The project aims to offer new knowledge to effectively support international climate policy processes like the global stocktake in 2023 and related EU climate policy discussions.


NAVIGATE aims to develop the Next generation of AdVanced InteGrated Assessment modelling to support climaTE policy making. It will critically improve the capability of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) to inform the design and evaluation of climate policies by targeting major advancements in two areas: describing transformative change in the economy, in technology and in consumer goods and services, and describing distributional impacts of climate change and climate policy. By tackling existing weaknesses and lack of capabilities of the current generation of IAMs, NAVIGATE will provide new insight into how long-term climate goals can translate into short-term policy action, and how countries and sectors can work in concert to implement the Paris Agreement. NAVIGATE is bringing together leading institutions in the field of integrated assessment modelling with leading domain experts. They will provide a broad and diverse collection of state-of-the-art tools ranging from domain specific models and data to an extensive set of flagship IAMs to foster a successful implementation of the project. NAVIGATE will engage in a concerted effort to increase the usability, transparency, legitimacy and hence uptake of IAM results. At the center of this will be a stakeholder dialogue to elicit user needs and engage in co-production of knowledge about IAMs and their uses. This will be accompanied by the development of methodologies to better assess the robustness of IAM results, by extended model documentation and new communication tools, and by capacity building efforts to lower the entrance barrier to IAM activities for other research teams, including research teams in less-developed countries. The NAVIGATE partners have long-standing expertise in national, EU and international climate policy advice and will actively promote uptake of project results by policy makers and international assessments.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 068 375,00
14473 Potsdam

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Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 1 068 375,00

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