ENGAGE – Exploring National and Global Actions to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Time horizon:2019 - 2023
- Institution(s):International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Coordinator), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), E3 Modelling, Central European University, COPPE, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, The Energy and Resources Institute, National Institute for Environmental Studies, NewClimate Institute, Wageningen University, National Research University Higher School of Economics Tsinghua University, Energy Research Institute, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, Indian Institute of Management, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, University of Seoul Industry Cooperation Foundation, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology – Thammasat University, International University – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Bandung Institute of Technology, Jill Jaeger, Utrecht University, Kyoto University, Joint Global Change Research Institute, SHURA Energy Transition Center, ECN-TNO Netherlands (ECN-TNO).
ENGAGE is a consortium of international and multidisciplinary leading research groups that aims to co-produce knowledge for designing cost-effective, technologically sound, socially and politically feasible pathways that can meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. ENGAGE will also quantify avoided climate change impacts at the regional and national levels and identify concrete policy portfolios that maximise co-benefits and minimise trade-offs.
The project has five main objectives:
- build a legitimate, transparent, and iterative knowledge co-production process rooted in stakeholder dialogue which will include workshops, surveys and frequent interactions and feedback among scientists, policy makers, civil society, the private sector, and other key stakeholders;
- conceptualise and operationalise multidimensional feasibility of decarbonisation policies and pathways;
- quantify national avoided impacts of climate change (which will be done through an analysis of the exposure and associated costs for individual sectors and regions to climate change at different levels) and identify decarbonisation policies that maximise co-benefits and minimise trade-offs of climate policies on biodiversity, food, poverty, water, air quality, health, and employment, particularly for vulnerable populations;
- develop a new generation of decarbonisation pathways which represent multidimensional feasibility and reflect all characteristics of the Paris Agreement;
- inform and contribute to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.