CD – LINKS
- Time horizon:2015 - 2019
- Institution(s):International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Coordinator), Coppe – The Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), , Higher School of Economics University (HSE), TERI - The Energy and Resources Institute, Pacific Northwest National Joint Global Change Research Institute at the University of Maryland, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, University of East Anglia (UEA), Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), E3M-Lab, The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Environmental Systems Analysis group at Wageningen University (WU), Energy Research Institute (ERI), Tsinghua University (TU), The Public Systems Group (PSG), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), KAIST.
The CD-LINKS (Linking Climate and Development Policies – Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing) project aimed to fill the critical knowledge gap that lays in the interplay between climate action and development both at a global and national level, providing much-needed pieces of information for designing complementary climate-development policies and to have a pronounced impact on the policy dialogue, both nationally and internationally.
The main objectives of the project were:
- to gain an improved understanding of the linkages between climate change policies (mitigation/adaptation) and multiple sustainable development objectives;
- to broaden the evidence base in the area of policy effectiveness by exploring past and current policy experiences;
- to develop the next generation of globally consistent, national low-carbon development pathways;
- to establish a research network and capacity building platform in order to leverage knowledge-exchange among institutions from Europe and other key players within the G20.
Through six highly integrated work packages – from empirical research to model and scenario development – CD-LINKS advanced the state-of-the-art of climate-development policy analysis and modelling in a number of areas.