Assessment of climate change mitigation pathways and evaluation of the robustness of mitigation cost estimates

The project

The project AMPERE explored mitigation pathways and associated mitigation costs under technology and policy limitations and evaluated model differences and the relationship between model results and historical trends. The project focused on four central areas:

(i) the role of uncertainty about the climate response to anthropogenic forcing on the remaining carbon budget
(ii) the role of technology availability, innovation and the timing of mitigation in the energy sector
(iii) the role of internationally fragmented climate policies and potential first mover coalitions
(iv) decarbonisation scenarios for Europe, accounting for the impact of global climate policy dynamics

AMPERE started in February 2011 and concluded with a final public conference in January 2014.


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