Projects
Funded by: European Commission, EuropeAid
December 2017 / June 2020

Modelling of national greenhouse-gas emission mitigation policies and the relationship with global low emission pathways – COMMIT

The COMMIT project on “Modelling of national greenhouse-gas emission mitigation policies and the relationship with global low emission pathways” focuses on improved modelling of national low-carbon emission pathways and improved analysis of country contributions to the global ambition of the Paris Agreement.

With regards to the improved modelling of national low-carbon emission pathways, COMMIT aims at improving the quality of modelling tools developed by nationally-focused teams in both emerging and industrialized countries, in order to enhance their collective ability to provide input into international climate negotiations regarding the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and/or directly support the development of countries’ mid-century, long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies. For this, active exchange of knowledge between modelling teams (global-national; and national- national) will be a central component of the project, particularly for emerging and developing country partners. Concerning the improved analysis of country contributions to the global ambition of the Paris Agreement, COMMIT aims at improving in general the knowledge of how action in economies representing a large share of global emissions, such as those included in the G20, relates to ambitious global targets set by the Paris Agreement. For this, the project will look into the potential for, and progress in, global climate change mitigation and low greenhouse emission development pathways, with global models incorporating insights from the national modelling teams.

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