European Climate and Energy Modelling Forum (ECEMF)
- Time horizon:2020-2024
- Initial Release:2021
- Institution(s):KTH Royal Institute of Technology, CMCC, IIASA, PIK, TU Wien, e-think, TNO, Fraunhofer ISI, E3M, PBL, Artelys, Comillas, TU Delft, University of Melbourne, IOS-PIB
- Users:energy and climate researchers, policy makers
- Referent:Will Usher
ECEMF is a Horizon 2020 funded project. The aim of the project is to establish a European focal point – the forum – for energy and climate researchers and policy makers to tackle the key challenge of our time – how to achieve climate neutrality.
ECEMF will operate the first inclusive and open full-scale model comparison exercise on achieving climate neutrality in Europe, including from the outset over 20 models and 15 top research groups, to produce a coherent and relevant evidence-base for energy and climate policy impact assessment.
The Forum’s programme of events and novel IT-based communications channel will enable researchers to identify and co-develop the most pressing policy-relevant research questions with a range of European and national stakeholders.
It will also advance the state-of-the-art of energy and climate modelling by enabling sharing of: input data using open standards, methods for model comparison building on the vast experience of the consortium, scientific software tools such as the IIASA scenario explorer and hands-on training for researchers.