Achieving a global transition towards a low-carbon society will require a fundamental transformation of our energy systems and industries. Even though this is a global challenge, solving it requires national action. MILES will improve our understanding of how national-level priorities shape and constrain what is possible at the global scale. This will result in low-carbon strategies that are better grounded in national realities.
IIASA contributes to MILES by assessing the possible synergies and trade-offs of climate change mitigation and other societal objectives. For example, energy security and energy independence, or air pollution and public health. Furthermore, IIASA coordinates a two-way dialogue between global-scale and national-scale modelling teams in order to develop new scenarios with better consistency between global and national issues. This will comprise (i) an improved integration of the broader national context and related policies in global low-emissions scenarios, and (ii) an assessment of the possible impacts of different global contexts (boundary conditions) for national low-emissions scenarios.
IDDRI - Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales
This project has received funding from the European Commission's EUROPEAID research under grant agreement EuropeAid/134638/C/SER/Multi.
Last edited: 23 October 2015
September 2014 - 2017
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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