Energy-economy models and IAMs have grown in complexity and produce different results. At the same time, their results are increasingly used for climate policy advice. Questions about whether these models are “fit for purpose” are raised.
Key questions raised
ADVANCE enhanced the transparency of existing IAMs, provided open-access data sets and methodologies to evaluate as well as improve IAMs and energy-economic models, and documented the progress beyond the state-of-the-art achieved by the project.