Deep Transformation Scenarios for Informing the Climate Policy Discourse

The project "Deep Transformation Scenarios for Informing the Climate Policy Discourse" (DIPOL) aims to outline possible development paths for Europe and Germany that are consistent with limiting the rise in global average temperature to well below 2°C, as agreed in the Paris Agreement of 2015. The Agreement requires to prevent a dramatic change in the climate and to limit the global mean temperature rise to well below 2°C and further efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. Two milestones are particularly relevant in Germany and Europe: (1) The 2030 emission reduction targets, which determine the speed of the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies in the electricity, transport and heating sectors, and (2) the 2050 transformation targets towards a long-term emissions-neutral economy.


Sep 01, 2018 until Jan 31, 2022

Funding Agency



Elmar Kriegler

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