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The CCPG has worked on a number of research projects. Currently, the CCPG is playing a key role in the work of PARIS REINFORCE.

Active Projects: 


PARIS REINFORCE (PR) is an EC-funded project involving 18 European and non-European partners supporting the Paris Agreement (PA) goals.

PR aims to bridge the gap between formal representation in climate modelling, and the real-life context in which climate-orientated decisions are made by connecting science, policy making and stakeholders. In light of PA, the key aim of PR is to reinforce climate policymaking with rigorous scientific data and to enhance the science-policy interface. 

As part of this project, a large network of contributing academics and researchers are focussing on improving and enhancing the deployment of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) in performing global analyses of various climate change scenarios. This is the main goal of PR - to develop a novel and demand-driven IAM-orientated framework for supporting the design and assessment of climate policies in the EU and other major or less emitting countries.

In addition to this, the PR project is actively working on a transparent, interactive and open-access data exchange platform for climate modelling – I2AM PARIS

I2AM PARIS will enable stakeholders to compare different pathways to understand which are the most relevant and realistic, allowing for model inter-comparisons. The platform also hosts detailed documentation and analysis carried out by PARIS REINFORCE integrated assessment and energy system models. By doing so, the project can demonstrate how IAMs can be used in a more effective manner, as well as their role in fully understanding low-carbon pathway transitions and how best to achieve them.

As part of PR, a number of publications, commentaries and deliverables have been produced - detailing the scope of the project, research findings or policy briefs. These include the documentation of global IAMs, stakeholder needs & research capacity, game-changing innovation, and investigating optimal allocation of Green Recovery Funds.

Find out more in the PARIS REINFORCE website.


Related Articles

   Positive and negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic on climate change 

   Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi (June, 2020), PR Commentaries.

   Available to read on Estonian World.


Related Publications 

Cultures of transformation: An integrated framework for transformative action
H Parris, AH Sorman, C Valor, A Tuerk, A Anger-Kraavi – Environmental Science and Policy (2022) 132, 24
A multi-model analysis of long-term emissions and warming implications of current mitigation efforts
I Sognnaes, A Gambhir, DJ van de Ven, A Nikas, A Anger-Kraavi, H Bui, L Campagnolo, E Delpiazzo, H Doukas, S Giarola, N Grant, A Hawkes, AC Köberle, A Kolpakov, S Mittal, J Moreno, S Perdana, J Rogelj, M Vielle, GP Peters – Nature Climate Change (2021) 11, 1055
Where is the EU headed given its current climate policy? A stakeholder-driven model inter-comparison
A Nikas, A Elia, B Boitier, K Koasidis, H Doukas, G Cassetti, A Anger-Kraavi, H Bui, L Campagnolo, R De Miglio, E Delpiazzo, A Fougeyrollas, A Gambhir, M Gargiulo, S Giarola, N Grant, A Hawkes, A Herbst, AC Köberle, A Kolpakov, P Le Mouël, B McWilliams, S Mittal, J Moreno, F Neuner, S Perdana, GP Peters, P Plötz, J Rogelj, I Sognnæs, D-J Van de Ven, M Vielle, G Zachmann, P Zagamé, A Chiodi – The Science of The Total Environment (2021) 793, 148549
Editorial of special issue on transdisciplinary science in energy transitions: thinking outside strictly formalized modeling boxes
H Doukas, A Anger-Kraavi – Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy (2020) 15, 453
Developing Green: A Case for the Brazilian Manufacturing Industry
C Gramkow, A Anger-Kraavi – Sustainability (2019) 11, 6783

Centre Highlights

• May 5th 2022: We've submitted to the UNFCCC's Global Stocktake (GST). More information is available on our news page. 

• March 23rd 2022: Multiple CAS academics have published a paper investigating the future role of anthropogenic methane emissions. Read the open access paper here.

• Feb 18th 2022: Dr Parris and Dr Anger-Kraavi have co-authored a paper that develops a tool to support co-designed transformative change. Read the open access paper here.

• Dec 16th 2021: Dr Parris has co-authored a paper that introduces a tool to support plastic pollution policy. Read the open access paper here.

• Nov 22nd 2021: Dr Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper with Paris Reinforce. Read the open access version here

• Nov 3rd 2021: Watch Dr Anger-Kraavi at the COP26 side event: Accelerating Implementation of the Paris Agreement - Ambition and Just Transitions via YouTube.

• Oct 18th 2021: Watch Dr Anger-Kraavi on Cambridge Talks: Can leaders turn Paris ambition into Glasgow action at COP26? via YouTube.

• Oct 11th 2021: Listen to the CCPG's Dr Anger-Kraavi speak about the upcoming COP26 on Tyndall Talks via Spotify.

• April 24th 2021: Listen to Dr Anger-Kraavi speak about the cost of climate reform on the BBC's The Real Story via their website

• May 14th 2020: Watch Dr Chiara Giorio speak about climate, ice cores and atmospheric particles on YouTube

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