NAVIGATE aims to develop the Next generation of AdVanced InteGrated Assessment modelling to support climaTE policy making. 

NAVIGATE will critically improve the capability of Integrated Assessment Models (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. By tackling existing weaknesses and lack of capabilities of the current generation of IAMs, 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.

IIASA leads the work on energy demand in the NAVIGATE project and works on improving the representation of energy demand modeling for the buildings and transport sectors in the MESSAGEix-GLOBIOM framework. We also work to improve the modeling frameworks for energy-water-land nexus research and the tools to explore synergies and trade-offs between mitigation and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

NAVIGATE's sister project, Exploring National and Global Actions to Greenhouse gas Emissions (ENGAGE), is lead and coordinated by IIASA.

NAVIGATE Publications

Mastrucci, A. , Marvuglia, A., Benetto, E., & Leopold, U. (2020). A spatio-temporal life cycle assessment framework for building renovation scenarios at the urban scale. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 126 e109834. 10.1016/j.rser.2020.109834.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 821124.


Brussels, European Commission DG CLIMA (Breydel 2, Meeting Room Floor 005 Room 374-402-416)

Accelerating Climate Action Towards a Rapid and Just Transition

Villa Grumello, Como Lake, Italy

NAVIGATE-ENGAGE Summer School 2023

Laxenburg, Austria

Vienna openmod Workshop 2023