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AMPERE made a major contribution to the Working Group III report of the IPCC. It provided relevant insights on the consequences of delayed mitigation and a large number of scenarios on delay, technology limitations, and international fragmentation. It also contributed a methodology to connect emissions scenarios with climate outcomes consistent with the findings of Working Group I of the IPCC. Also, it is the only scientific study that was explicitly referenced in the UNFCCC INDC assessment report in 2015.

AMPERE was also cited by the White House's Council of Economic Advisers in the report The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change, which stresses that delaying climate policy might enhance costs substantially and that inaction is likely to cause persistent economic damages.

Moreover, research results from the AMPERE project were cited in the policy paper "Paris 2015: Securing our prosperity through a global climate change agreement" by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change. This publication explains why a global climate agreement is in everyone's interest.

A story on the AMPERE project was published on the EU´s Horizon 2020 website.

In response to a public consultation for the European Commission's development a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies, Prof. Pantelis Capros, as coordinator of AMPERE Work Package 5, has provided insights from the AMPERE project. Based on the WP 5 research, Prof. Capros emphasized the importance of strong climate mitigation action in the decade of 2020 to 2030 for a cost-effective path toward the EU’s climate mitigation objectives for 2050.

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