During the Fifteenth IAMC Annual Meeting held last 29 November – 2 December 2022, the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium was proud to honour Volker KREY (IIASA) with the Extraordinary Contributions to the field of Integrated Assessment Modeling Award.
This year’s Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the field of IAM went to IIASA Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group Leader, Volker Krey, in recognition of his cumulative contribution to the IAM community. He has been coordinating the data activities of the IAMC for more than a decade, during which time his leadership and continued efforts in the area of data standardization has led to the creation of the IAMC data template and a breakthrough in enabling coherent reporting and comparisons across scenarios. In addition to leading the scientific data group of the IAMC, Krey also led the development of the IAMC scenario database infrastructure, which was the core innovation that enabled large-scale data collection and modeling comparison projects all around the world. These two innovations were also critical to the role of the IAMC in the recent IPCC assessments. In the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC, he coordinated the comparison of sectoral studies with the IAM scenarios, and in the recent 6th Assessment Report he played a critical role in bridging national modeling efforts with global IAMs.
2022 LAA-ECA-ECRA Evaluating Committee: Shinichiro Fujimori, Elmar Kriegler, Roberto Schaeffer, Massimo Tavoni, Detlef van Vuuren, John Weyant