13 November 2018 - 15 November 2018
Seville, Spain

11th Annual Meeting of the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) 2018

The IAMC Annual Meeting is a scientific meeting intended for peer sharing and vetting. It allows researchers to share developments in methods, models, and data. IIASA researchers from several programs will attend and give presentations. 

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The purpose of the IAMC Annual Meeting is to:

  1. present and discuss the state of the art in integrated assessment modeling;
  2. review the status of ongoing community activities including both multi-model studies and the activities of the IAMC Scientific Working Groups;
  3. facilitate interaction with collaborating communities;
  4. evaluate and revisit the priorities of the integrated assessment community.

Several IIASA researchers from the Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASA), the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM), the Energy Program (ENE), and the Water Program (WAT) will participate and give presentations. The preliminary program of all presentations can found here.

IIASA Participation

IPCC, scenarios and IAMs

Scenario production process
Matthew Gidden (ENE)

Methodological issues in the field of integrated assessment

A bibliometric analysis of the model validation literature
Sibel Eker (ASA, ESM), Elena Rovenskaya (ASA), Simon Langan (WAT), Michael Obersteiner (ESM)

CMIP6 & IPCC SR1.5 - Leveraging open source tools and development best practices for integrated assessment modeling and analysis 
Matthew Gidden (ENE), Daniel Huppmann (ENE)

Land-based mitigation strategies 1
Demand for energy and food, including the impact of lifestyle change 1

Investigating global diet change dynamics by linking models of human behavior to IAMs
Sibel Eker (ASA, ESM), Gerhard Reese, Lei Gao, Michael Obersteiner (ESM)

Scientific Working Group Meetings

Presentation on emission downscaler
Matthew Gidden (ENE)

Attaining multiple SDGs 1, 2

Bending the curve on terrestrial biodiversity loss: A multi-model assessment
David Leclere (ESM), Michael Obersteiner (ESM), Rob Alkemade, Rosamunde Almond, Mike Barrett

The meeting is open to researchers from organizations involved in integrated assessment modelling and their research collaborators. The meeting is not intended for the general public or press. Individual researchers are free to share their findings with the press as they wish outside of the meeting. But, at the meeting itself participants are expecting to be able to freely discuss their work off the record. Hence, press-related activities, including filming and direct quotes, are not appropriate for this meeting.

Overview and History of the IAMC

The Integrated Assessment Consortium (IAMC) is an organization of scientific research organizations. The IAMC was created in 2007 in response to a call from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for a research organization to lead the integrated assessment modeling community in the development of new scenarios that could be employed by climate modelers in the development of prospective ensemble numerical experiments for both the near term and long term.

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Preliminary Programme


Mohd Idris, M.N., Hashim, H., Leduc, S., Yowargana, P., Kraxner, F., & Woon, K.S. (2021). Deploying Bioenergy for Decarbonizing Malaysian Energy Sectors and Alleviating Renewable Energy Poverty. Energy 232, e120967. 10.1016/j.energy.2021.120967.

Mukhortova, L., Shchepashchenko, D. , Moltchanova, E., Shvidenko, A., Khabarov, N. , & See, L. (2021). Respiration of Russian soils: climatic drivers and response to climate change. Science of the Total Environment 785, e147314. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147314.

Kuramochi, T., Nascimento, L., Moisio, M., den Elzen, M., Forsell, N., van Soest, H., Tanguy, P., Gonzales, S., et al. (2021). Greenhouse gas emission scenarios in nine key non-G20 countries: An assessment of progress toward 2030 climate targets. Environmental Science & Policy 123, 67-81. 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.04.015.

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