The AMPERE project

Assessment of climate change mitigation pathways and evaluation of the robustness of mitigation cost estimates


This website presents main results of the AMPERE project, funded under the European Union's 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The project was conducted from February 2011 to January 2014.

The AMPERE project analysed climate mitigation pathways and associated mitigation costs under technology and policy limitations. In a series of multi-model comparisons, it evaluated model differences and the relationship between model results and historical trends. In particular, the project aimed to contribute to a better understanding of the role of

  1. uncertainty about the climate response to anthropogenic forcing on the remaining carbon budget
  2. technology availability, innovation and the timing of mitigation in the energy sector,
  3. internationally fragmented climate policies and potential first mover coalitions, and
  4. implications of these aspects for decarbonisation scenarios for Europe, accounting for the impact of global climate policy dynamics.

AMPERE was a collaborative effort among partners from 22 institutions in Europe, Asia and North America. It included 17 energy economy and integrated assessment models with diverse strengths and structures.

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