The COMMIT project (Climate pOlicy assessment and Mitigation Modeling to Integrate national and global Transition pathways) was funded by the European Union. The COMMIT project’s main aim has been 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.
COMMIT consisted of a consortium of a large number of national teams, who regularly support domestic climate policy-making in their respective countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, EU, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, USA) and leading global integrated assessment modelling teams (PBL, PIK, IIASA, RFFCMCC EIEE).
The COMMIT Summary for Policy Makers summarises the findings from the COMMIT policy brief and country fact sheets that were submitted as input to the Talanoa Dialogue and the newly developed bridge scenarios on both the global and the national levels. Other resources are the policy brief ‘Supporting the global stocktake’, the global stocktake indicators tool, and the poster and presentation on the bridge scenarios presented in the Research Dialogue.