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

Insights from the ENGAGE Project at the upcoming ECEMP

05 – 06 Oct 2023

Gothenburg, Sweden / Virtual Event

Bas van Ruijven will represent the ENGAGE consortium at the upcoming European Climate and Energy Modelling Platform (ECEMP). His keynote will cover the Feasible scenarios to increase climate ambition.  

The annual ECEMP conference brings together Europe’s climate and energy modelling community over a three-day period in a forum for deep exchange of research and modelling practice and varied discussions. The event will feature a balanced mix of high-level panel discussions and interactive workshop sessions to enable a peer-reviewed digest of models and policy insights for the transformation of the European energy system. The ECEMP 2023 conference will be a platform for exchange among researchers and modelling teams from across Europe; from H2020 projects, representatives of the European Commission as well as partners from industry and civil society.

In agreement with the European Commission, the former EMP-E Conference has adopted a new name, “European Climate and Energy Modelling Platform (ECEMP)”, to consider the increasing role of climate policies and climate change and their impact on energy demand and supply planning.

IIASA Senior Research Scholar Bas van Ruijven will be presenting at the conference.

The full agenda for the event can be found on the ECEMF website.

More information regarding the ENGAGE project can be found here and the ENGAGE Summary for Policy Makers is accessible here.