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Week 2 - Agenda and Presentations

Workshop on Assessing the Linkages Between Energy Modeling, Finance and Integrated Assessment

Monday, July 24, 2017

Week 2 Agenda 

  • Planning Committee:  Haroon Kheshgi, Bryan Mignone and John Weyant

Introduction

Welcome

  • John Weyant

Scene Setting: Assessing nearer-term and longer-term goals 

Session 1:  Assessing Longer-term Climate and Sustainable Development Goals

  • Chair: Jae Edmonds

IPCC Special Report and AR6

  • Jim Skea

A Modeler's Perspective on IPCC Special Report and AR6

  • Elmar Kriegler

Interactions among the SDGs, NDCs and Longer-term Climate Goals

  • Keywan Riahi

 

Session 2:  Assessing Climate Action in the Near-term

  • Chair: Valentina Bosetti

The Role of Economic Models in Meeting the Transparency Requirements of Paris Agreement

  • Jake Jacoby

Additional Perspectives on Paris including Gap and CD-LINKS Work

  • Detlef van Vuuren
  • Shinichiro Fujimori

 

Session 3:  Perspectives on the Role for Integrated Assessment

  • Chair: Max Tavoni

What Lessons Have Been Learned About the Role of IA in Policy and Investment Planning?

  • Jae Edmonds

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Combining insights from energy modeling, finance and integrated assessment

Session 4:  Technology Deployment Barriers in Transformation Pathways – Overview

  • Chair: Haroon Kheshgi

​Review of Global Decarbonization Scenarios: What do they tell us about feasibility?

  • Armond Cohen
  • Jesse Jenkins

 

Session 5:  Technology Deployment Barriers in Transformation Pathways – Case Studies

  • Chair: Bryan Mignone

​Competition and Complementarity Between Natural Gas and Renewables

  • Dan Steinberg

​The Future of Nuclear Deployment in the United States

  • John Bistline

 

Session 6:  Role of Finance in Transformation Pathways

  • Chair John Weyant

​Energy Project Finance & Risk Management + Discussion

  • David Nelson

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Combining insights from energy modeling, finance and integrated assessment (cont.)

Session 7:  Using IA to Inform Energy Modeling and Energy Finance

  • Chair: Haroon Kheshgi

 

Session 8:  Enhancing the Connections between Energy Modeling, Finance and IA

  • Chair: Leon Clarke

 

Wrap-up and next steps

Session 9:  Emerging Topics and Next Steps

  • Chair: John Weyant, Haroon Kheshgi and Bryan Mignone

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wrap-up and next steps – (Cont.)

Identify emerging topics and focus on next steps

  • John Weyant, Planning Committee, and Invited Attendees