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Integrated CLimate Modelling And CAPacity building in Latin America



The Integrated Climate Modelling and Capacity Building Project in Latin America, known as the CLIMACAP project, is financed by the European Commission, DG CLIMA. It is a 36 month project, and started in December 2012. The project is led by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), and is implemented in partnership with leading European and Latin-American universities, think-tanks and institutes.


The project aims to strengthen modelling capacity to support climate change mitigation strategies of key Latin American countries and regional groupings, as well as to generate cross-model comparison analyses and scenarios up to 2050 that focus on issues such as the economic impacts of policy measures, mitigation costs and potentials, and costs and pathways for reaching specific emission reductions.


Links to the main outputs from the project are posted on the 'Publications' section of this website:

- Special issue of the journal Energy Economics: “Climate Policy in Latin America: implications and impacts for energy and land use”.

- 11 policy briefs corresponding to the 11 journal articles in the special issue.

- Publically available dataset from the project.

- Presentations from public events on the project, including COP 20 in Lima, the Common Future Under Climate Change conference in Paris, and COP 21 in Paris.

- Policy reviews of Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico.

- Overview of the data collection process of the project.




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