TheEU funded COMMIT project (Climate pOlicy assessment and Mitigation Modeling to Integrate national and global
Transition pathways) aimed to improve the modelling of national low-carbon emission pathways and analysis of country contributions to the Paris Agreement’s global ambition. For this, the project had several key elements:
• capacity building of less experienced modelling teams,
• mutual learning between national and global modelling teams, and
• mutual learning between science and policy by informing long-term low-emission development strategies.
The main motivation for this aim was that a common understanding and coherent message from the research
community in different parts of the world is crucial to support the international negotiation process on climate policy.
In this short video Heleen van Soest (PBL), project co-ordinator together with Detlef van Vuuren, summarises the findings from the COMMIT project.
A final report based on the policy brief and country fact sheets that were submitted as input to the Talanoa Dialogue in 2018 and the newly developed bridge scenarios on both the global and the national levels is also available on the COMMIT website.
The scenarios developed within the COMMIT project are showcased in the Global Stocktake tool, which presents several indicators to track progress in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement. The indicators presented in the tool are based on model-based scenarios that compare the action needed to meet the overall objectives, with the action promised by individual countries.