11 September 2019 - 13 September 2019
Potsdam, Germany

NAVIGATE Kick-Off Meeting

IIASA will be joining Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) to attend the kickoff meeting for project NAVIGATE.

Photo by Jon Flobrant on Unsplash

Photo by Jon Flobrant on Unsplash

IIASA has joined the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and several other partners for the project NAVIGATE (Next generation of AdVanced InteGrated Assessment modelling to support climaTE policy making).

NAVIGATE aims to develop the Next generation of AdVanced InteGrated Assessment modelling to support climaTE policy making. It 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. The project is scheduled to start September 2019.

The kickoff meeting will be from Wednesday, 11 September to Friday, 13 September 2019.

For more information on NAVIGATE, click here to be redirected to the project webpage.

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Last edited: 01 December 2019


Bas van Ruijven

Research Group Leader

Sustainable Service Systems

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Keywan Riahi

Program Director

Energy Climate and Environment

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Alessio Mastrucci

Research Scholar

Sustainable Service Systems

Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions

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