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The state of the art of Integrated Assessment Modelling

Integrated Assessment is a scientific discipline that uses models to describe both the human system and the earth system, to better understand sustainability problems and investigate effective response options.

The Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Integrated Assessment Consortium (IAMC) will be held online on December 1st-4th, 2020. The meeting is open to researchers from organizations involved in integrated assessment modelling and their research collaborators. More than 300 participants are expected at the conference, which will host over 40 posters and 100 oral presentations.

Plenary sessions will focus on the social cost of carbon, the role of the IAM research in IPCC AR6 assessment, and on the topic of net zero emission targets. Parallel sessions will address a wide range of topics, from international and national climate policies to how to reduce energy demand, from sustainable development to the impacts of COVID-19 and the crisis recovery packages.

Explore the contribution to the conference program provided by the researchers of the CMCC Foundation and the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment:


Tuesday, 1 Dec – 13:30-14:00 – PLENARY SESSION 2 “THE SOCIAL COST OF CARBON”

Chaired by Massimo TAVONI (RFF-CMCC EIEE and Politecnico di Milano)

13:40-13:50 / Accounting for the benefits from mitigation in IAMs



Tuesday, 1 Dec – 14.15-16.00 – PARALLEL SESSION “DEEP 1”

14.30-14.45 / Moratoria on fossil fuels warrants climate policy success

Pietro ANDREONI (RFF-CMCC EIEE and Politecnico di Milano), Massimo Tavoni (RFF-CMCC EIEE and Politecnico di Milano), Laurent Drouet (RFF-CMCC EIEE), Lara Aleluia Reis (RFF-CMCC EIEE)


Wednesday, 2 Dec – 14.15-16.00 – PARALLEL SESSION “DEMAND 2“

14.15-14.30 / Drivers of air conditioning in emerging economies and implications for climate risk

Enrica DE CIAN (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, CMCC and EIEE), Filippo Pavanello (Bologna University and CMCC), Marinella Davide (Harvard University, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, CMCC, EIEE), Malcolm Mistry (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Talita Borges Cruz (COPPE), Paula Borges (COPPE), Sebastian Renner (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change), Jagu Dattakiran (COPPE), Roberto Schaffer (COPPE), André Lucena (COPPE)



12.30-12.45 / Faster or slower decarbonization: the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on climate policy

Silvia PIANTA (Bocconi University and RFF-CMCC EIEE), Elina Brutschin (IIASA), Valentina Bosetti (Bocconi University and RFF-CMCC EIEE)


Thursday 3 Dec – 12.30-14.00 – PARALLEL SESSION “ECONOMICS 1”

Chaired by Massimo TAVONI (RFF-CMCC EIEE), Stephanie Waldhoff (JGCRI/PNNL)

12.30-12.45 / Within-country inequality and climate change – A model for IAMs with an application to Brazil and France

Johannes EMMERLING (RFF-CMCC EIEE), Yu Zheng (EIEE), Carolin Grottera (UFRJ), Giacomo Marangoni (Politecnico di Milano), Federico Crippa (University of Pisa), Massimo Tavoni (EIEE)

 13.30-13.45 / Revisiting the international, inter-temporal, and inter-sectoral knowledge spillovers of low-carbon technologies

Yeong Jae KIM (RFF-CMCC EIEE), Elena Verdolini (EIEE and University of Brescia)


Friday 4 Dec – 12.30-14.00 – PARALLEL SESSION “METHODS 2”

13.15-13.30 / Multi-objective assessment of solar radiation management scenarios with well below 2C temperatures

Giacomo MARANGONI (Politecnico di Milano and RFF-CMCC EIEE), Michele Mauri (POLIMI), Vivek Srikrishnan (Penn State University), Klaus Keller (Penn State University), Massimo Tavoni (POLIMI and EIEE)


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About the Integrated Assessment Consortium (IAMC) 

The Integrated Assessment Consortium (IAMC) is an organization of scientific research institutions that pursues scientific understanding of issues associated with integrated assessment modeling and analysis. 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. The IAMC Secretariat is managed by the CMCC Foundation.