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2015-10-05 Norway: Limiting Temperature Increase to Below 2°C in 2050: Are Pledges of COP21 Sufficient?

Limiting Temperature Increase to Below 2°C in 2050: Are Pledges of COP21 Sufficient?

Description of the project offered: 
The project aims to the topic (b) or (c) of the next round H2020 call:
SC5-06-2016-2017: Pathways towards the decarbonisation and resilience of the European economy in the timeframe 2030-2050 and beyond

At CICERO (, we have a macro-economic model (GRACE at to assess the long-term economic impact of the COP21 pledges of major emitting countries. Alternative pathways and necessary level of actions can also be analyzed. The project has to explore the issues including industrial competitiveness, green growth, international trade, energy security, public finance and cross-border capital flows.

According to the call, we need partners from (non-European) high-, middle- and/or low-income countries.

Relevant studies we have done include

1. Underdal, A. and T. Wei (2015). "Distributive fairness: A mutual recognition approach." Environmental Science & Policy 51: 35-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.03.009.
2. Glomsrød, S., T. Wei and K. Alfsen (2013). "Pledges for climate mitigation: the effects of the Copenhagen accord on CO2 emissions and mitigation costs." Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 18(5): 619–636. DOI: 10.1007/s11027-012-9378-2.
3. Liu, Y. and T. Wei (2014). "Linking the emissions trading schemes of Europe and China - Combining climate and energy policy instruments." Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change: 1-17. DOI: 10.1007/s11027-014-9580-5.
4. Aaheim, A., H. Amundsen, T. Dokken and T. Wei (2012). "Impacts and adaptation to climate change in European economies." Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions 22(4): 959–968. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.06.005.
5. Aaheim, A., B. Romstad, T. Wei, J. E. Kristjánsson, H. Muri, U. Niemeier and H. Schmidt (2015). "An economic evaluation of solar radiation management." Science of The Total Environment 532: 61-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.05.106.
6. Wei, T., T. L. Cherry, S. Glomrød and T. Zhang (2014). "Climate change impacts on crop yield: Evidence from China." Science of The Total Environment 499: 133-140. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.08.035.
7. Wei, T., S. Glomsrød and T. Zhang (2015). "Extreme weather, food security and the capacity to adapt - the case of crops in China." Food Security forthcoming. DOI: 10.1007/s12571-015-0420-6.
Project proposer:   
Taoyuan Wei (Norway)
Partner role:  Project coordinator 
Partner organisation:  Research
Call for proposal title:  N/A 

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Roles sought: Project coordinator, Project participant, 
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