This policy day integrates complementary perspectives on climate goals by collectively presenting the core findings of these projects together with their implications for climate policy. Keywan Riahi, program director of the IIASA Energy program, will be presenting on the CD-LINKS project.
The pre-Paris ambition to set up globally binding emission targets across countries has been given up in favor of an international regime in which global emission reduction is based on voluntary national contributions. Policy makers will need to understand the opportunities that this new framework presents, as well as the potential risks and uncertainties that lie in any proposed transition.
The three EC Horizon 2020 projects featured have helped to address this need from complementary perspectives:
- GREEN-WIN focused on macro-economic and green business strategies that address both economic and climate goals, as well as the role finance plays within these.
- TRANS-RISK studied risks and uncertainties within low emission transition pathways, and how transitions can be implemented in ways that are economically and sociably feasible.
- CD-LINKS explored the complex interplay between climate action and development, while simultaneously taking both global and national perspectives and thereby informing the design of complementary climate-development policies. IIASA is the coordinator of the CD-LINKS project, and its work will be presented at the event in a presentation titled: CD-LINKS project: Linking Climate and Development Policies Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing.
The event is hosted by the Global Climate Forum and will take place at the Royal Library Meeting Center in Brussels, Belgium.
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You can find the preliminary agenda here.