NAVIGATE will critically improve the capability of IAMs to inform the design and evaluation of climate policies by targeting major advancements in two areas: describing transformative change in the economy, in technology and in consumer goods and services, and describing distributional impacts of climate change and climate policy. Moreover, NAVIGATE will engage in a concerted effort to increase the usability, transparency, legitimacy and hence uptake of IAM results. At the center of this will be a stakeholder dialogue to elicit user needs and engage in co-production of knowledge about IAMs and their uses. This will be accompanied by the development of methodologies to better assess the robustness of IAM results, by extended model documentation and new communication tools, and by capacity building efforts to lower the entrance barrier to IAM activities for other research teams, including research teams in less-developed countries. NAVIGATE will provide new insight into how long-term climate goals can translate into short-term policy action, and how countries and sectors can work in concert to implement the Paris Agreement.

Project details

  • Project title: Next generation of advanced integrated assessment modelling to support climate policy making
  • Funding scheme: European Union Horizon 2020 Programme (EU H2020, Grant agreement ID: 821124)
  • Duration: 4 years (1 September 2019 – 31 August 2023)
  • Project coordinator: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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