Climate pOlicy assessment and Mitigation Modeling to Integrate national and global TransiTion pathways for Environmental-friendly Development

To support the international negotiation process, there must be a good understanding of different outcomes and assumptions between the analytical teams that provide input into the negotiations and/or directly support the development of the low-emission mid-century strategies. In such a situation, negotiators can start from a common understanding of the knowledge base and the associated uncertainties. COMMITTED aims to contribute to both 1) supporting the analytical capacity for national teams to provide analyses of NDCs and long-term mitigation strategies and pathways in Asian countries and 2) creating a robust scientific understanding of the possibilities, sectoral potentials and socioeconomic implications of different countries to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in the context of long-term low-emission development strategies and the overall objectives of the Paris Agreement. In the past, model comparison projects and interactions between modelling groups and policymakers have proven to be effective instruments for achieving these goals.

General Objectives

The overall objective of COMMITTED is: to reinforce global climate change mitigation efforts by supporting the work of Asian researchers and experts on national and sectoral greenhouse gas emissions modelling. This is done by strengthening capacity building for GHG emissions modelling and exchanging best practices and know-how between leading EU and Asian modellers working closely with the government.

Expected Results

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • Specific objective 1: Improved understanding of how each beneficiary country can develop in the long-term in a manner consistent with the temperature goal of the Paris Agreement.
  • Specific objective 2: Improved understanding of short-term measures that can bend GHG emissions towards Paris-compatible pathways.
  • Specific objective 3: Improved understanding of sectoral, economic and social aspects of the climate transition and how to avoid or manage trade-offs while achieving co-benefits.
  • Specific objective 4: Enhanced capacity of experts and policymakers to understand how model-related insights can inform key policy questions for low emissions transition and how to ensure that modelling is policy relevant.
  • Specific objective 5: Strengthened modelling capacity and network within target countries and greater engagement with international networks of modellers for more widespread modelling skills and experience of how to use modelling for policy formulation to feed into and support ambitious national and global climate action going forwards.