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IAMC Webinar: The Role of Integrated Assessment Models in Realizing a Net-Zero Society, From the Experience of AIM Model Development – Mikiko Kainuma
May 23, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) invites you to the webinar “The Role of Integrated Assessment Models in Realizing a Net-Zero Society, From the Experience of AIM Model Development“, presented by Mikiko Kainuma, the recipient of the 2022 edition of the IAMC Lifetime Achievement Award. The webinar will be held on Tuesday 23 May, 11:00 CEST.
Abstract: Prof. Morita, Prof. Matsuoka and I started to develop the Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) in 1990. At that time, GHG emissions in Asia were not so high, but we estimated that GHG emissions would increase along with economic growth in Asia. We thought that it was important to develop an integrated assessment model and explore the pathways to reduce GHG emissions in Asia. Importantly, Asian researchers should develop their own models to tackle climate change, reflecting specific climate and developmental challenges of their nations, and use them to assist the policy-making processes in their countries. We have supported these policy-relevant research activities for 30 years.
The challenge now is to realize a net-zero society. A net-zero society must not only emit no greenhouse gases, but also be a sustainable society. The role of integrated assessment models in realizing a Net-Zero Society and their challenges are introduced along with the history of AIM model development.
Speaker: Mikiko Kainuma, Senior Research Advisor·Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Moderator: Shinichiro Fujimori, Associate Professor·Kyoto University, Deparment of Enviromental Engineering and National Institute for Environmental Studies