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Delivering on the Paris Agreement: A Demand-Driven Integrated Assessment Modelling Approach
Paris reinforce

PARIS REINFORCE aims to underpin climate policymaking with  robust scientific processes and results, and enhance the science-policy interface, in light of the Paris Agreement and associated challenges. In particular, our aim is to develop a novel, demand-driven, IAM-oriented assessment framework for effectively supporting the design and assessment of climate policies in the EU as well as in other major emitters and selected less emitting/developed countries, with  respect to the Paris Agreement objectives.

The novelty of the PARIS REINFORCE stems from an exhaustive and facilitative stakeholder dialogue coupled with a strong ensemble of complementary Integrated Assessment and energy Models  in order to co-design, assess and support climate policies faced upon the challenges of a post Paris agenda.  The models to be used vary —in terms of mathematical structure, geographical, sectoral and focus coverage— covering integrated assessment, energy system and sectoral models and will be brought together on an open-access and transparent data exchange platform, I2AM PARIS, in order to support the effective implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the preparation of future action pledges, the reinforcement of the 2023 Global Stocktake (GST) and the development of 2050 decarbonisation and carbon neutrality strategies.

 We also seek to enhance the legitimacy of the scientific processes in support of climate policymaking, via the innovative stakeholder inclusion framework for improving the transparency of the employed models, methods and tools. We actively involve policymakers and other stakeholder groups in all stages: from the formulation of policy questions and the definition of modelling assumptions in a demand-driven approach; to the design of I2AM PARIS interfaces and specifications, for mobilizing tacit knowledge with the broader objective of bridging knowledge gaps for reinforcing the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

Start date: June 2019

End date: May 2022

Call: H2020-LC-CLA-2018-2019-2020

Partners in Paris Reinforce:

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) - Coordinator

Bruegel AISBL (Bruegel)

University of Cambridge (Cambridge)

Cicero Senter Klimaforskning Stiftelse (CICERO)

Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)

Energy, Engineering, Economic, Environment Systems Modelling and Analysis (E4SMA)

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI)

Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine - Grantham Institute (Grantham)

Holistic P.C. (HOLISTIC)

Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy Stichting (IEECP)

Société Européenne d'Economie SARL (SEURECO)

Centre for Sustainable Development of the University of Brasilia (CDS/UnB)

China University of Petroleum-Beijing (CUP)

Institute of Economic Forecasting – Russian Academy of Sciences (IEF-RAS)

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) 

Key people involved in BC3:

Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino

Alevgul H. Sorman

Dirk-Jan Van de Ven

Ester Galende

Jorge Moreno

Paris Reinforce Twitter: @ParisReinforce


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This project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovations programme under Grant Agreement  Nº 820846



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