ECEMF – European Climate and Energy Modelling Forum

ECEMF is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and carried out by a consortium of 15 European and International organizations.
The aim of ECEMF is to provide the knowledge to inform the development of future energy and climate policies at national and European levels. In support of this aim, ECEMF proposes a range of activities to achieve five objectives and meet the four challenges set out in the call text.
ECEMF’s programme of events and novel IT-based communications channel will enable researchers to identify and codevelop the most pressing policy-relevant research questions with a range of stakeholders to meet ambitious European energy and climate policy goals, in particular the European Green Deal and the transformation to a climate neutral society.
Answers will be provided by the first inclusive and open full-scale model comparison exercise on achieving climate neutrality in Europe, including from the outset over 20 models and 15 top research groups, to produce a coherent and relevant evidence-base for energy and climate policy impact assessment.
ECEMF’s evidence-base will support the development of policy-relevant insights which will be communicated to and discussed with the key decision makers via a range of novel methods, including interactive embeddable visualization blocks, policy briefs, workshops and high-profile events.
This loop of knowledge co-production stands on two pillars.
First, ECEMF will advance the state-of-the-art of energy and climate modelling by enabling sharing of: input data using open standards, methods for model comparison building on the vast experience of the consortium, scientific software tools such as the IIASA scenario explorer and hands-on training for researchers.
Second, ECEMF will be established as a long-term, open and welcoming European focal-point for researchers and policy makers with unparalleled international connections to the EMF, JMIP, IAMC and IPCC. Through extensive links to ongoing H2020 projects, research and policy communities & networks ECEMF will reduce fragmentation of the European energy and climate research landscape.

Duration
48 months from 01/05/2021 to 30/04/2025
Funded by
  • European Commission

Coordinating organization
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager
Division

General aims

The aim of ECEMF is to provide the knowledge to inform the development of future energy and climate policies at national and European levels. In support of this aim, ECEMF proposes a range of activities to achieve five objectives and meet the four challenges set out in the call text.

CMCC role
Fondazione CMCC is co-leader of work package 1 on “Stakeholder process, co-development of pathways, and outreach”. CMCC will be also leader of Task 4.4 on “Social and behavioral heterogeneity and distributional aspects”, of Task 4.5 on “Disruptive Consumption Pattern Changes”, of Task 6.4 on “Establishment of governance structure for the ECEMF and long-term legacy”, of Task 6.5 on “ECEMF-sponsored contributions at high-level scientific and policy events”. CMCC will be involved in many work-packages and tasks covering different field of research expertise.

Activities
CMCC will participate to the model inter-comparison projects, notably on climate-neutrality scenarios for the EU and diagnostics, decarbonization scenarios in the buildings sector, the role of hydrogen, digitalization, and behavioural/structural change.
Moreover, in WP4 we will analyse the distributional implications of climate/energy policies, and the role of disruptive change including from COVID-19.
CMCC will also provide an employment module to compute energy system jobs within the database to be developed.
CMCC will also tentatively run the ECEMF secretariat after the H2020 project ends.

Expected results
ECEMF will provide the knowledge to inform the development of future energy and climate policies at national and European levels.
ECEMF will advance the state-of-the-art of energy and climate modelling by enabling sharing of: input data using open standards, methods for model comparison building on the vast experience of the consortium, scientific software tools such as the IIASA scenario explorer and hands-on training for researchers.
ECEMF will be established as a long-term, open and welcoming European focal-point for researchers and policy makers with unparalleled international connections to the EMF, JMIP, IAMC and IPCC. Through extensive links to ongoing H2020 projects, research and policy communities & networks ECEMF will reduce fragmentation of the European energy and climate research landscape.

Partner

  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Swedem
  • Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Italy
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
  • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
  • Technische Universitaet Wien (TU WIEN), Austria
  • Zentrum Fur Energiewirtschaft Und Umwelt (E-THINK), Austria
  • Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO), Netherlands
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e.v. (Fraunhofer), Germany
  • E3-MODELLING (AE), Hellenic Republic
  • Ministerie Van Infrastructuur En Waterstaat (PBL), Netherlands
  • ARTELYS (ARTELYS), France
  • UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA COMILLAS (COMILLAS), Spain
  • Technische Universiteit Delft (TUD), Netherlands
  • University Of Melbourne (UOM), Australia
  • Instytut Ochrony Srodowiska – Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy (IOS-PIB), Poland

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