IPAC Research Projects


    CDlink - An important question for policy makers, in the G20 and beyond, is how to bring climate action into the broader sustainable development agenda. Objectives like energy poverty eradication, increased well-being and welfare, air quality improvement, energy security enhancement, and food and water availability will continue to remain important over the next several decades. There have been relatively few scientific analyses, however, that have explored the complex interplay between climate action and development while simultaneously taking both global and national perspectives. The CD-LINKS project will try to fill this critical knowledge gap and providing much-needed information for designing complementary climate-development policies. CD-LINKS has four overarching goals: (i) to gain an improved understanding of the linkages between climate change policies (mitigation/adaptation) and multiple sustainable development objectives, (ii) to broaden the evidence base in the area of policy effectiveness by exploring past and current policy experiences, (iii) to develop the next generation of globally consistent, national low-carbon development pathways, and (iv) 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. IPAC modeling team has joint in this project and focuses on the goals, especially on the national sustainable development issues for China.  

  • MILES(Modelling-and-Informing-Low-Emission-Strategies) - The elaboration of informed and transparent narratives for low-emission development strategies at the national level is a key aspect of international negotiations on climate. Complementarily to the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) at 2030 horizon, the MILES project takes a longer-term perspective and aims at contributing to the elaboration of visions of the low-carbon transition at a 2050 horizon. To support this process, the 3-year project MILES (2014-2017), coordinated by Iddri, brings together partners from US, Japan, Europe, China, India and Brazil. The objective of MILES project is to improve modelling capacity in developing countries and to reinforce international cooperation between the participating countries, representing together a significant share of the global GHG emissions. IPAC modeling team has joint in this project and focuses on the goals, especially on the national low-carbon development issues for China.  

  • RoSE - a multi-model ensemble experiment involving the participation of four global integrated assessment models (GCAM, IPAC, REMIND, WITCH) and one regional energy system model (China MARKAL). 

  • LIMITS - Low Climate Impact Scenarios and the Implications of Required Tight Emission Control Strategies. (Details please click)(中文详情)

  • AMPERE - Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation Pathways and Evaluation of Robustness of Mitigation Cost Estimates. From 2011, IPAC modeling team joined this study.

  • • China’s Energy and CO2 Emission Scenario by 2050, Finished, Report available

  • • China’s Energy and GHG Emission Scenario under Global 2 Degree target, Ongoing, Report available

  • • Energy and Emission Scenario for Building Sector in China, Ongoing

  • • Energy and Emission Scenario for Transport Sector in China, Ongoing

  • • Carbon tax implementation analysis, Ongoing

  • • Integrated Complex Modeling Tool Development, Ongoing

  • • Air Pollution Control Roadmap for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, Ongoing

  • • China’s Air Pollution Emission Scenario Study, Ongoing

  • • Global emission scenarios by joining international studies: RoSE

  • • IAMC, Ongoing

  • • EMF30, Ongoing

  • • Energy and GHG indicators for 13th Five Year Plan, Finished

  • • Coal cap scenario analysis, Ongoing

  • • ETS design modeling for China and pilot phase cities Finished, Report available

  • • Policy design for building on energy and CO2 emission target, Ongoing

  • • International emission scenario analysis: US, Japan, EU, China, Ongoing

  • • Up-Grade of Chinese Economy: a Yangtze River Case, Finished, internal report

  • • Energy Planning Study for Guiyang City, Finished, internal report

  • • Early Warning System Development for China, Ongoing

  • • Low Carbon City Development: Small and Medium Size Cities in China, Finished, Report available

  • • Low Carbon City Planning for Shen Yang City, Finished, internal report

  • Developing Tianjin Emission Trading System (Introduction in Chinese)

  • Transportation Sector Model for China (Introduction in Chinese)

  • Study on carbon capture and storage in natural gas-based power plants (Introduction in Chinese)

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