ENGAGE‐AIM capacity building Workshop 2020: AIM model training course for national scenario assessments

An ENGAGE capacity building workshop for researchers from Asian ENGAGE partner institutes was held 7-11 January 2020 at Kyoto University in Japan. ENGAGE partners from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea and Japan attended the workshop, as well as other collaborators from the AIM modeling group. ENGAGE participants primarily represented the project’s Work Package 4, which focuses on national mid-century strategies. The workshop provided training on how to use the AIM model, how to generate the IAMC data template, and how to reflect national policy information into the AIM, ensuring that ENGAGE project’s Asian partners will be able to contribute their national climate mitigation scenarios to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) database.

Key discussions during the workshop included exchange of national policy informatio, as well as key elements of national scenario generation and how to effectively deliver scenario results. Specific sessions were also decided to using the model. All participants presented their own national scenarios and discussed future areas of research.

ENGAGE Second Project Meeting

The second ENGAGE project meeting was held online from 17–20 March 2020, hosted by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Participants presented new research and discussed future plans to meet the objectives of the work packages.

Partners and participants

  • developed a plan for near-term tasks to ensure that they feed into long-term project objectives;
  • identified cross-cutting activities and information flows between work packages; and
  • received feedback from the project’s Coordination and Advisory Boards on project implementation.

A virtual stakeholder meeting was also held as part of the meeting. The meeting brought together a wide variety of experts to discuss issues related to feasibility and decarbonisation pathways.

ENGAGE is a consortium of more than two dozen international and multidisciplinary research groups who are collaborating to co-produce knowledge for designing cost-effective, technologically sound, socially and politically feasible pathways that can meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. To learn more about the ENGAGE project, visit http://www.engage-climate.org/project.

ENGAGE Project Begins

The ENGAGE project formally began on September 1, 2019, and the project kick-off meeting was held at the Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria, from 18-20 September. The meeting was attended by nearly 70 project partners from approximately 26 institutes and discussed the aims, work packages and tasks, and future directions of the project. The meeting included an outreach event in Vienna on sustainable development and climate change that explored aspects of global research to national implementation and was attended by 100 people, including local stakeholders.