Policy relevance in 2013

The ENE Program interacted with key stakeholders from government and civil society, providing policy guidance and strategic advice to decision makers in various international settings.

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Major policy-relevant activities and scientific policy advice in 2013 included:

  • The 2013 GAP report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP);
  • The UN Secretary General’s Initiative Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL);
  • Contributions to the Summary for Policy Makers of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, Working Group I);
  • Contributions to the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

Sustainable Development for All

The Energy (ENE) Program continued to inform the UN Secretary General’s Initiative on Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) which intensified its activities in 2013. More

Direct policy inputs

Energy (ENE) Program researchers have wide peer recognition in the public and private domain, serving the global science and energy communities in a personal capacity. More

Deep decarbonization pathways project (DDPP)

Energy (ENE) Program researchers Volker Krey, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, and Keywan Riahi were closely involved in the framing of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which is charged with providing scientific input to the "World Leaders Summit" in New York in 2014. More

UNEP Emissions GAP Report 2013

Energy Program researchers Joeri Rogelj and Keywan Riahi were among the international team of 44 scientists convened to summarize implications of current national climate action plans in the UNEP Emissions GAP Report 2013. More


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP);
Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), United Nations;
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC);
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), France, USA, India.

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