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Fourteenth IAMC Annual Meeting 2021
November 29, 2021 - December 3, 2021
The Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) organised the Fourteenth IAMC Annual Meeting. The event took place fully online during the week of 29 November – 3 December 2021.
Annual Meeting Purpose
The purpose of IAMC Annual Meetings is to:
- present and discuss the state of the art in integrated assessment modeling;
- review the status of ongoing community activities including both multi-model studies and the activities of the IAMC Scientific Working Groups;
- facilitate interaction with collaborating communities;
- evaluate and revisit the priorities of the integrated assessment community.
The IAMC annual meeting is a scientific meeting intended for peer sharing and vetting. The meeting is open to researchers from organizations involved in integrated assessment modelling and their research collaborators. The meeting is designed to allow researchers to share developments in methods, models and data. The meeting is not intended for the general public or press. Individual researchers are free to share their findings with the press as they wish outside of the meeting. But, at the meeting itself participants are expecting to be able to freely discuss their work off the record. Hence, press-related activities, including filming and direct quotes, are not appropriate for this meeting.
Call for abstracts
The IAMC solicits abstracts for oral and poster presentations on the following selected research topics:
- DEEP – Assessment of deep mitigation scenarios, including the use of carbon dioxide removal. This session will focus on (the consequences of) mitigation scenarios aimed at stringent mitigation targets, consistent with the Paris Agreement. This includes the use of carbon capture and carbon dioxide removal techniques (CCS, CCU, BECCS, DACS).
- NATIONAL – Assessment of national mitigation strategies and the 2023 Global Stocktake. This session will focus on assessment of the effectiveness and consequences of climate policies at the national scale, including implementation of nationally determined contributions and mid-century strategies. Contributions focusing on IAM contributions to the Global Stocktake are particularly welcome. Moreover, near-term policies might also cover Covid-19 recovery programs.
- SUSTAINABLE – Assessment of Sustainable Development Strategies and assessment of water/land/energy interactions. This session will look into scenarios aiming to reach multiple SDGs and analysis of the energy-water-land nexus.
- ECONOMIC – Economic assessment of climate policy and integration of mitigation, adaptation and (residual) impacts. This session will focus on new work on economic consequences of mitigation – but also to integrated approaches to mitigation, adaptation and impacts together. This could cover work on cost-benefit analysis, the social-cost of carbon – but also integration of impacts on process-based IAMs.
- FEASIBILITY – Feasibility of socio-technical energy/land transitions – representation in IAM research. This session will address the question of how to combine insights from social-technical transition research and IAM modelling. One of the relevant topics here can be how to deal with different forms of feasibility (technical, economic but also socially or politically).
- DEMAND – Modelling of energy demand, lifestyle change and radical energy efficiency improvements. This session will focus on modelling energy demand and the role of efficiency improvement. Also attention will be paid to the role of behavioral change, and its representation in IAM models.
- SECTORAL – Integrated assessment of pathways to carbon neutrality in individual sectors, including industry, transport and building. The Paris Agreement implies that global carbon neutrality is achieved around the middle of the century. This session will look into mitigation pathways for individual sectors focussed at reaching zero emissions.
- LAND – Integrated assessment of land-based mitigation. This session will focus on the pros and cons of land-based mitigation measures such as bio-energy, reforestation and avoiding deforestation.
- SUBNATIONAL – Assessment of subnational activities and non-state actors, including cities. Also non-state actors might be increasingly involved in climate action. This includes initiatives by specific sectors and subnational governmental actors (such as cities). Key questions are related to their potential contribution, additionality and accounting systems.
- IMPACTS – Integrated assessment of climate change impacts, including adaptation. This session will focus on modelling climate impacts in integrated assessment models. Special attention will be paid to the representation of adaptation in IAMs. In contrast to topic 5, the focus will be specifically on the impacts and not on the joint assessment of mitigation and adaptation strategies.
- METHODS – Methodological issues (uncertainty analysis, new programming languages, presentation tools etc). This session will specifically look at various methodological issues related to IAMs including transparency, validation, presentation tools, model solvers, representation of complex policies and model evaluation.
- SSP – Further elaboration of the Shared Socio-economic Pathways (SSP) and updates of existing quantifications. This session will focus on updates of the SSP scenarios and extensions of the SSPs in various areas and across scales, for example development of national and regional scenarios and their association with appropriate SSP domains.
- REPRESENTATION – Representation of the climate system and implications of new climate research insights (including carbon budgets). This session will focus on small climate models that are used in IAMs to represent the carbon cycle and climate system dynamics. It will also focus on new insights on carbon budgets. Finally, the session will look into the implications of deep uncertainty in climate outcomes for climate policy.
- FINANCE – Climate change, climate mitigation and the financial sector. This session will specifically discuss the consequences of both climate change and climate policy for the financial sector. This can include investments related to mitigation action as well as the risks associated with both mitigation and impacts.
- TRANSITION – Just transition. This section will look into the distributional impacts of climate change and climate policy – and discuss implications of both action and inaction for inequity.
- STAKEHOLDER – IAM, stakeholder involvement and citizen science. For integrated assessment work, legitimacy is an important requirement. This session will pay attention to stakeholder involvement or even citizen science approaches in relation to IAMs.
The meeting’s organizing committee will assign topics to parallel sessions and the poster sessions based on the number and quality of submitted abstracts. Poster abstracts on other topics different from the selection will also be considered.
Abstract submissions can be made by filling the following submission form.
Abstracts should include 600-1000 words and 1-3 figures, as well as a summary with a maximum of 100 words. Please ensure that the methodological approach and results of the study are sufficiently well described. Multiple submissions are allowed. It is, however, good practice in IAMC conferences to accept only one talk per person (in case a selection needs to be made).
The extended deadline for abstracts submissions was July 4th, 2021.
As per its tradition, the Annual Meeting provides space for plenary sessions, parallel sessions, and poster presentations.
Download the programme here
Rob DELLINK, OECD
Allen FAWCETT, US Environmental Protection Agency
Céline GUIVARCH, CIRED and Ecole des Ponts
Niklas HÖHNE, New Climate Institute
Samir K.C., IIASA
Julia LEININGER, German Development Institute
Brian O’NEILL, Joint Global Change Research Institute, PNNL
Jim SKEA, Co-Chair Of IPCC WG-III Imperial College London
Thomas SPENCER, International Energy Agency
Detlef VAN VUUREN, PBL and Utrecht University
David VICTOR, Center for Global Transformation, UC San Diego
The video recordings whose publication was authorised by presenters of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the IAMC are available on the IAMC YouTube channel.
Watch the Sessions Recordings here
The Poster Gallery of the 14th IAMC Annual Meeting contains only posters whose authors gave their consent for publication. The full poster gallery is accessible to registered participants directly from the Conference Platform on QiqoChat.
Visit the Poster Gallery here
Registrations closed on November 26th, 2021.
|Fee wave – Local Organising Committee Members
|Fee wave – Plenary Speakers (1)
|Reduced fee – Residents in Low Income, Lower-Middle Income, and Upper-middle income economies (2)
|Reduced fee – Students (3)
|IAMC Members fee
|Full fee – Non IAMC Members
(1) Plenary Speakers external to the Consortium
(2) Residents in Low Income, Lower-Middle Income, and Upper-middle income economies in accordance to the definition provided by the World Bank.
(3) Students are requested to prove their status of student by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org a note from their department on letterhead or a copy of their Student ID Card (valid for the membership year) or the URL of the webpage run within the official website of their department in which they are mentioned as students.
Cancellation policy. Registration can be cancelled upon written notification to email@example.com. No refunds of the registration fees will be given for cancellation requests received after November 15th, 2020.
- 30 JUN: Deadline for submissions
- 04 JUL: Extended deadline for submissions
- 6 SEP: Notifications of evaluation of submissions will be sent after September 6th; registration will open
- 1 OCT: Deadline by which presenting authors must register in order for their papers to be included in the programme
- 5 NOV: The scientific programme will be released after November 5th
- 26 NOV: registrations close
- 29 NOV-3 DEC: Annual Meeting
For any questions, please contact the IAMC Secretariat at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC).