Join ICEMF's upcoming webinar on "Scenario based Study on Carbon Markets" presenting CEEW's recent modeling research on future carbon market scenarios.
Join us for two captivating presentations: "Modeling of Climate Impacts" by the esteemed TERI team, and "Asia in the Global Transition to Net Zero" by the ADB team. These sessions will provide profound insights into climate change impacts and Asia's role in achieving net-zero emissions, followed by enriching discussions. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, engage, and contribute to these critical global issues.
Volker Krey is Research Group Leader of the Integrated Assessment & Climate Change (IACC) Group as part of the Energy, Climate & Environment (ECE) Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). His presentation will provide a brief history of scenarios used in the assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and will discuss the models that have been used to develop these scenarios. It will introduce important concepts in the field of climate change research, including the so-called Shared Socio-economic Pathways (SSPs) and the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) that link integrated assessment modeling with climate and earth systems modeling as well as climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability research. Moreover, the evolution of the scenario framework, its benefits and shortcomings as well as active fields of development will be discussed.
Mr Devrim from AFD would be presenting the "General Monetary and Multisectoral Macrodynamics for the Ecological Shift" (GEMMES) model - a tool that helps combine the impact of global warming and the increased scarcity of natural resources with the dynamics of capital, private and public debts, and under-employment.
The tool also allows us to consider how reduction in inequality can facilitate resilience of a national or regional economy.
Water energy nexus has been often highlighted as a pressing challenge for India and the world. Within the aegis of the India Climate and Energy Modeling Forum (ICEMF) as well, this has been identified as an important area of research. The Task Force- 2 of the ICEMF, co-chaired by the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW) and World Resources Institute India (WRII), has undertaken a research study to move from policy insights to actions on issues related to the water-energy nexus in India. Various relevant policies and schemes from relevant ministries have been identified and studied. These are - Atal Bhujal Yojana, Jal Jeevan Mission, Har Khet Ko Paani component of Pradhaan Mantri Krishi Sinchaaye Yojana, National Water Mission, Per Drop More Crop component of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, PM-KUSUM, Green Hydrogen Mission, and GOBARdhan scheme under Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin-Phase- II. Insights and perspectives on the nexus issue have been taken from states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Jharkhand as well.
As a culmination of this research, this workshop has been convened to bring representatives from central government, state governments, NITI Aayog, ICEMF, and civil society to:
a) share key research findings and insights,
b) discuss the nature of recommendations to strengthen nexus governance, and
c) find ways to bring the nexus issue within the modelling framework and ICEMF supported modelling studies
India Climate and Energy Modelling Forum (ICEMF) is a platform for leading energy experts, think tanks, researchers, modellers and policy makers to collaborate and examine important climate, energy and environment related issues, including their economic linkages, through integrated modelling exercises.
ICEMF was originally institutionalized as IEMF (India Energy Modelling Forum) on 2nd July 2020, under the aegis of the Sustainable Growth Pillar (SG Pillar) of India-US Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP). SG Pillar, one of the five pillars of the SCEP, is co-chaired by NITI Aayog and USAID. To meet the “Panchamrit” commitments made by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India during COP26 at Glasgow, the scope of IEMF was expanded to include climate and economic modelling leading to a revitalised ICEMF.
ICEMF aims to develop a vibrant climate-energy-economic modelling community in India and provide a larger role to systems modelling and analysis in the government’s informed decision making processes. The forum will work towards developing policy solutions to support decarbonisation, clean energy transition, net-zero pathways and meeting national ambitions of energy independence and energy security.