- Geographical scope:Global, Regional
- Time horizon:2005-2150
- Institution(s):Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)
- Users:Scientists, Policy analysts, Decision makers
- Link to model wiki page:https://www.iamcdocumentation.eu/index.php/Model_Documentation_-_REMIND
REMIND (REgional Model of Investment and Development) is a numerical model that represents the future evolution of the world economies with a special focus on the development of the energy sector and the implications for our world climate. The goal of REMIND is to find the optimal mix of investments in the economy and the energy sectors of each model region given a set of population, technology, policy and climate constraints. It also accounts for regional trade characteristics on goods, energy fuels, and emissions allowances. All greenhouse gas emissions due to human activities are represented in the model.
REMIND aims to help policy and other decision makers to plan ahead by understanding the roles, synergies and trade-offs between various factors, including population, resources, technologies, policies and the environment. Using REMIND, research and policy-relevant questions related to sustainability can be explored: Which technologies should we use in the future? What is the impact of policy proposals that are meant to prevent (mitigate) climate change? What are the consequences on economic development, air pollution, and land use? For some questions, REMIND is used in connection with other models to provide a detailed answer. One such model is MAgPIE (Model of Agricultural Production and its Impacts on the Environment).