24 October 2016
Centre Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

ADVANCE Final Conference: Deep decarbonisation towards 1.5°C – 2°C stabilisation

Conference will discuss the results of the work conducted in ADVANCE.



The Paris Agreement reinforced the objective of keeping global temperature rise well below 2°C, and of pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Such low stabilization requires swift action and an almost full-scale decarbonisation of energy systems worldwide. Over the past four years ADVANCE (EU-FP7 project on Advanced Model Development and Validation for Improved Analysis of Costs and Impacts of Mitigation Policies) has improved Integrated Assessment Models (IAM) to better quantify the requirements for climate stabilization and the implications of international climate agreements, including the implications of the Paris Climate Agreement. The conference will bring together stakeholders, climate policy experts and scientists to discuss the results of the work conducted in ADVANCE. It will address the following topics:

- How can climate stabilization in the 1.5°C-2°C range be achieved, and what are the implications for the transformation of energy systems?

- How can the demand side and energy efficiency contribute to climate stabilization? - What are broader sustainability implications of alternative mitigation pathways?

- Can we rely on variable renewable energy sources for future low-carbon energy supply?

- How can we increase confidence in modelling tools for policy advice? Enhancing transparency, testing validity, capturing uncertainty.

IIASA is part of the ADVANCE consortium and Energy Program Director, Keywan Riahi and Energy Program Research Scholar, Jessica Jewell, are confirmed speakers in this conference.

More information on Final Conference click.

The ADVANCE Project

ADVANCE aims at evaluating and improving integrated assessment models that are used for developing strategies to deal with climate change mitigation and other global challenges. The improved models will be applied to an assessment of long-term EU climate policy in a global context, and the newly developed methods and datasets will be disseminated as open access resources. Click here for more.

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