Downscaling IAMs results to the country level – a new algorithm

Sferra, F., van Ruijven, B. ORCID:, & Riahi, K. ORCID: (2021). Downscaling IAMs results to the country level – a new algorithm. IIASA Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria

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Project: Next generation of AdVanced InteGrated Assessment modelling to support climaTE policy making (NAVIGATE, H2020 821124), Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)


This report presents a new tool for downscaling outputs from Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) from model-native regions to the country level. The algorithm produces a range of pathways consistent with the underlying IAM-results, based on a range of criteria. Criteria used for the downscaling include historical data, planned capacities, country-available resource in the form of supply cost-curves, quality of governance as well as regional benchmarks based on IAM results. The tool can be used to explore the implications of Paris Agreement compatible pathways for energy systems and CO2 emissions at the country level and to enhance the regional comparison of IAMs. Finally, results could be used as inputs to other models, to provide national level information consistent with global IAM results.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs)
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Sustainable Service Systems (S3)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2021 13:21
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2021 07:08

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