Opening the economy-climate modelling box to decision-makers – HEXE
The main output of HEXE is a set of climate policy models that can be used by non-experts, in particular stakeholders and policy makers, but also by the general public, to explore the impact of climate mitigation policies. In order to investigate a wide variety of policy issues, and the different dimensions of the climate change problem, models from different discipline will be coupled through hard and soft links and will be made accessible to users.
The HEXE project aims at strengthening the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC) structure by supporting the long lasting fulfilment of its mission. FEEM, as a founder member of the consortium CMCC, is firmly engaged to contribute to the success of the Center.
As a research entity active in the many scientific dimensions of climate change, CMCC has identified three main objectives to enhance its research potential, to better integrate its activities and to make its research work accessible to policy maker.
- Coupling CMCC models: the economic (WITCH, ICES – both developed by FEEM) with the environmental ones (Global Circulation Model, Land Use Models)
- Implementing an advanced Decision Support System (DSS) for policy makers to access results and open the modelling black box.
- Defining an integrated environment where policy makers and CMCC partners can communicate.