The CD-LINKS project explores the complex interplay between climate action and development, while simultaneously taking both global and national perspectives and thereby informing the design of complementary climate-development policies.
As a four-year project (September 2015-September 2019) with 19 partners and collaborators from around the world, CD-LINKS brought together expertise from the areas of integrated assessment modelling, human development, climate adaptation, economics, energy geo-politics, atmospheric chemistry and human health, land use and agriculture, and water, among others.
The CD-LINKS consortium has developed a set of consistent national and global low-carbon development pathways that take current national policies and the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as an entry point for short-term climate action and then transition to long-term goals of 1.5 and 2°C as defined by the Paris Agreement. These climate policy scenarios are also used as a basis to explore synergies and trade-offs between multiple sustainable development objectives.
Version 2.0 of the CD-LINKS Scenario Database documents the scenarios underlying the analysis presented in a series of publications listed in Table 2 above. When using global scenarios from this dataset, please cite McCollum et al. 2018 and Roelfsema et al. 2020. When using national/regional scenarios, please make sure to include the national/regional publications for the relevant regions (see CD-LINKS Scenario Explorer for details). Please note that the recommended citation will change in future with further scenarios and information being added to the data set.
CD-LINKS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 642147.
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Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Pollution Management Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Sustainable Service Systems Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
Principal Research Scholar Sustainable Service Systems Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
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