About

European Climate and Energy Modelling Forum

 

ECEMF is a Horizon 2020 funded project. The aim of the project is to establish a European focal-point – the forum – for energy and climate researchers and policy makers to tackle the key challenge of our time – how to achieve climate neutrality.

The ECEMF consortium is led by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and consists of 15 partners in total from 9 countries.

ECEMF’s programme of events and novel IT-based communications channel will enable researchers to identify and codevelop the most pressing policy-relevant research questions with a range of stakeholders to meet ambitious European energy and climate policy goals, in particular the European Green Deal and the transformation to a climate neutral society.

Answers will be provided by the first inclusive and open full-scale model comparison exercise on achieving climate neutrality in Europe, including from the outset over 20 models and 15 top research groups, to produce a coherent and relevant evidence-base for energy and climate policy impact assessment.

ECEMF’s evidence-base will support the development of policy-relevant insights which will be communicated to and discussed with the key decision makers via a range of novel methods, including interactive embeddable visualisation blocks, policy briefs, workshops and high-profile events.

This loop of knowledge co-production stands on two pillars.

  1. ECEMF will advance the state-of-the-art of energy and climate modelling by enabling sharing of: input data using open standards, methods for model comparison building on the vast experience of the consortium, scientific software tools such as the IIASA scenario explorer and hands-on training for researchers.
  2. ECEMF will be established as a long-term, open and welcoming European focal-point for researchers and policy makers with unparalleled international connections to the EMF, JMIP, IAMC and IPCC. Through extensive links to ongoing H2020 projects, research and policy communities & networks ECEMF will reduce fragmentation of the European energy and climate research landscape.

Objectives: 

  1. Identify and co-develop the most pressing policy-relevant research questions with a range of stakeholders
  2. Produce a comprehensive, relevant and coherent evidence base for energy and climate policy impact assessment
  3. Provide robust policy insights
  4. Advance the state-of-the-art of energy and climate modelling by facilitating sharing of input data, methods and scientific software tools
  5. Establish the forum as a long-term focal-point for collaboration