Accelerating Climate Action Towards a Rapid and Just Transition

10 October 2023, Brussels, Belgium

This science-policy meeting will provide a forum to discuss latest modelling research results on how to accelerate GHG emission cuts to achieve system-wide ambitious decarbonisation in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

We are pleased to invite you to an upcoming science-policy event to discuss how to accelerate climate action to achieve a rapid system wide transformation.

2023 is a critical year for climate action, both internationally and at EU-level. The first Global Stocktake will conclude at COP28 in November. So far, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are not in line with climate change mitigation pathways consistent with the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement. Much more ambition is needed to keep global warming below 1.5°C.

Researchers will share new insights on increasing ambition levels through enhanced policies and more advanced mitigation measures and lifestyle changes. Accelerated emission reduction measures in key sectors will be discussed, including the electricity, industry, transport, and buildings sectors. The overarching picture is complemented by insights on how to make the transition feasible and fair, including findings on income and employment impacts on the EU and global level and implications of feasibility and equity considerations for international climate policy making.

The research results presented at the event were generated in the context of the H2020 projects ENGAGE and NAVIGATE that are coming to an end this year.

Click here for the event agenda. If you wish to attend the event, please register here as seats are limited.

IIASA team members speaking at the event include Keywan RiahiElina BrutschinBas Van Ruijven, and Alessio Mastrucci

More information on both projects can be found on the dedicated sites: NAVIGATE and ENGAGE