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

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.

Coordinator

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Address

Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 574 282,50

Administrative Contact

Frauke Haneberg (Ms.)

Participants (21)

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ENERDATA SA

France

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 485 980

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 331 008

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 288 000

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 161 500

CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 54 680

SOCIETE DE MATHEMATIQUES APPLIQUEES ET DE SCIENCES HUMAINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 85 520

ENERDATA SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 85 569,75

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 125 992

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 134 990

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 106 860

MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 80 976,30

UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 99 000

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 75 000

CLIMATE ANALYTICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 119 130

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Japan

RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE EARTH

Japan

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND REFORM COMMISSION ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

China

EU Contribution

€ 35 001

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT

India

EU Contribution

€ 36 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265139

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 259 720,35

  • EU contribution

    € 3 149 489,55

Coordinated by:

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany