Four workpackages cover research from the baseline scenarios to integrated assessment in models, synthesis for policy analysis and dissemination.
WP1. Scenarios. Provides the data for the subsequent project analysis: to select, develop and provide consistent climate and socio-economic scenarios to adopt common harmonized data sets. Importantly, climate mitigation scenarios will also be specified and used.
WP6. Model Development. Updates models used in work package 7 to address the full cost of climate change; uses information derived from previous tasks, notably on scenarios, impacts and adaptation, catastrophic events, mitigation, and ancillary effects. Ensures that the models work with the same set of initial conditions, to allow later inter-comparison.
Work Package 7: Policy, Integration, Synthesis. Focus on policy aspects, direct policy engagement, and advancing the consideration of different policy frameworks for using the results. It also runs the ongoing peer review process in the project. Towards the end of the project, combines information in previous tasks to model wider economy effects using general equilibrium models, and over longer time periods using integrated assessment models. At the end of the study, brings together all the results in a synthesis, and integrate the results to provide policy relevant information.
Work Package 8 Dissemination. Disseminates the project results through the website and project synthesis, electronic distribution lists in different areas (e.g., policy, research, advocacy) and levels (e.g. EU, Member state, local). The synthesis will also be distributed to other regions where the study will generate results, particularly for China, India and the US. A number of symposium workshops will be held to present the study findings. Additional briefing material will be prepared for different potential groups, e.g. the general public, or media.