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IAMC Webinar: 15 years of community and science-agenda building: from emissions scenarios to the transformative change – Nebojsa Nakicenovic
November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) organised a webinar on “15 years of community and science-agenda building: from emissions scenarios to the transformative change“, presented by Nebojsa Nakicenovic, the recipient of the 2021 edition of the IAMC Lifetime Achievement Award.
15 years of community and science-agenda building: from emissions scenarios to the transformative change
Tuesday 8 November, 15:00 CET
Abstract: Integrated assessment community played a crucial role in developing emissions scenarios that were the basis for IPCC assessments from the beginning. For me, the idea of IAMC was born in 2007 at a meeting in Aspen Colorado that was followed swiftly by the creation of the Consortium. A unique contribution by the IAMC is the response strategies to the dangerous climate change including the latest analyses of how to go down to net-zero emissions by midcentury.
Today, humanity is facing formidable challenges from war and food insecurity to the pandemic and ever-increasing pressure on the Earth systems including climate change. IAMC community has the possibility and capability to develop transformative pathways that can overcome the challenges and lead to a just future for all on a safe planet. We argue that this can only be achieved through a systemic and holistic approach and is not possible through incremental, detached, and partial solutions. This will require nothing short of a new integrated, systemic, and holistic science to achieve the needed grand transformation – a new transformative integrative assessment (and modeling).
Speaker: Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, European Commission | Former Deputy Director General, IIASA | Former Professor of Energy Economics, TU Wien
Moderator: Elmar Kriegler, Head of the Research Department “Transformation Pathways”, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)