21 March 2019
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CD-LINKS project in Brazil

Researchers will meet with representatives from the Brazilian government, business, civil society, and international delegations in Rio de Janeiro, to engage in dialogue on sustainable national roadmaps towards the global objective of 1.5 and 2°C.

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An important question for policymakers, 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, 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, under the framework of EU Horizon 2020, is filling these critical knowledge gaps and provides much-needed information for designing complementary climate-development policies. The project aims to have a pronounced impact on the policy dialogue, both nationally and internationally: an important outcome of the project will be a list of country-specific policy recommendations for effectively managing the long-term transformation process. These recommendations will point out opportunities for policy synergies and at the same time respect political and institutional barriers to implementation.

In this combined stakeholder and capacity building event that brings together representatives from the Brazilian government, international delegations, businesses, civil society and researchers, important insights from the CD-LINKS project with particular relevance for Brazil will be presented and discussed. Further, in the afternoon a series of presentations will provide insights on integrated assessment models (IAMs) and their use for policy making, including how IAMs have informed the recently published IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C and what insights they can provide on broader sustainable development goals and the transformation of energy systems.

CD-LINKS

CD-LINKS is a research project that brings together a consortium of nineteen leading international research organizations from around the globe to explore national and global transformation strategies for climate change and their linkages to a range of sustainable development objectives. CD-LINKS will advance the state-of-the-art of climate-development policy analysis and modelling in a number of areas. The project aims to have a pronounced impact on the policy dialogue, both nationally and internationally: an important outcome of the project will be a list of country-specific policy recommendations for effectively managing the long-term transformation process. These recommendations will point out opportunities for policy synergies and at the same time respect political and institutional barriers to implementation.



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Keywan Riahi

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Energy

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Energy

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PUBLICATIONS

Parkinson S, Krey V ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0307-3515, Huppmann D ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7729-7389, Kahil T, McCollum D, Fricko O ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6835-9883, Byers E ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0349-5742, Gidden M, et al. (2018). Balancing clean water-climate change mitigation tradeoffs. Environmental Research Letters 14 (1): e014009. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aaf2a3.

Fujimori S, Hasegawa T, Rogelj J, Su X, Havlik P, Krey V, Takahashi K, & Riahi K (2018). Inclusive climate change mitigation and food security policy under 1.5°C climate goal. Environmental Research Letters 13 (7): e074033. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aad0f7.

McCollum D, Zhou W, Bertram C, de Boer H-S, Bosetti V, Busch S, Despres J, Drouet L, et al. (2018). Energy investment needs for fulfilling the Paris Agreement and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Energy 3 (7): 589-599. DOI:10.1038/s41560-018-0179-z.

Rao N, van Ruijven BJ, Riahi K, & Bosetti V (2017). Improving poverty and inequality modelling in climate research. Nature Climate Change 7 (12): 857-862. DOI:10.1038/s41558-017-0004-x.

Rao N & Pachauri S (2017). Energy access and living standards: some observations on recent trends. Environmental Research Letters 12 (2): e025011. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aa5b0d.

von Stechow C, Minx JC, Riahi K, Jewell J, McCollum D, Callaghan MW, Bertram C, Luderer G, et al. (2016). 2°C and SDGs: united they stand, divided they fall? Environmental Research Letters 11 (3): e034022. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034022.

Fricko O ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6835-9883, Parkinson S, Johnson N, Strubegger M, van Vliet MTH, & Riahi K ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7193-3498 (2016). Energy sector water use implications of a 2°C climate policy. Environmental Research Letters 11 (3): e034011. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034011.

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