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NDC ASPECTS will coordinate and exploit synergies with other related research activities like ongoing projects (PARIS REINFORCE, COMMIT, iGST, ENGAGE, NAVIGATE, LOCOMOTION, etc.) or new projects including those funded under the same call. This will cover:

  • regular information on the progress of each project;
  • joint participation at meetings upon request of the European Commission to promote the outputs of the projects;
  • potential alignment of activities (especially dissemination and communication activities, i.e. joint policy recommendations) and meetings;

  • exchange and consolidation of results, when relevant. 

The global stocktaking process of the Paris Agreement requires sufficient analytical capacity to ensure fair evaluation of country policies, and requires a good understanding of different outcomes and assumptions between the analytical teams that provide input into the negotiations.

The COMMIT research project aims to contribute the analytical capacity to this process. Its intended contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue in 2018, preceding the official global stocktake starting in 2023, is to jointly develop insights by discussing analyses of national and global low-carbon pathways among project partners and with policymakers.


In actual times, climate change and evolving global assets are changing the nature of hazards and their predictability. Societies and all individuals are demanded to be able to rapidly respond to growing natural and man-made disasters.

ENGAGE is an EU-funded project, started in July 2021, whose mission is to provide novel knowledge, impactful solutions and emergency response guidelines for exploiting Europe ́s societal resilience.

Solutions will aim at bridging the gap between formal and informal approaches to risk and emergency management, increasing the ability of communities to adapt before, during and after a disaster.


The Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) is a consortium of civil society actors working together to support the Global Stocktake (GST), the formal process established under the Paris Agreement to periodically take stock of collective progress toward its long term goals.

The iGST aligns the independent community — from modelers and analysts, to campaigners and advocates — so we can push together for a robust GST that empowers countries to take greater climate action.

Recognizing the political realities that constrain the formal process, the iGST aims to go beyond the GST in ways that ensure the Stocktake moment generates maximum positive impact.

The iGST welcomes the engagement of others providing advocacy and analysis to motivate countries to take on the commitments needed to combat global warming.


Europe and the world stand at a turning point. The global climate is heating up. Species are dying out at an unprecedented rate, leading to massive biodiversity loss. Ecosystems are collapsing. Many of the world’s finite resources are being overexploited.

At the centre of this worldwide crisis stands humanity. Citizens are demanding change, while civil society and policymakers are seeking sustainable alternatives for a low-carbon, net zero-emissions future.

LOCOMOTION is helping in this endeavour by developing sophisticated models to assess the socioeconomic and environmental impact of different policy options in order to help society make informed decisions about the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future.


Integrated assessment models (IAMs) integrate energy, economy, land, water, and climate into a consistent modelling framework that provides regionally and sectorally differentiated climate-change-mitigation pathways.

The EU-funded NAVIGATE project aims to advance IAMs capability in two directions.

First, it will improve the representation of transformative structural and technological change in the economy and different sectors such as industry and land-use and analyse changes in lifestyle and consumption and their implications.

Secondly, it will depict the distributional implications of climate policies, the impacts of climate change and the benefits of mitigation and adaptation strategies in terms of avoided damages and reduced inequality.

The project aims to offer new knowledge to effectively support international climate policy processes like the global stocktake in 2023 and related EU climate policy discussions.


Aiming at bringing all nations into the common cause to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, the Paris Agreement is a landmark of international cooperation.

However, the design of the actions needed for the treaty's implementation requires a solid supporting framework.

The EU-funded PARIS REINFORCE project aims to underpin climate policymaking with authoritative scientific processes and results and enhance the science-policy interface.

The project includes the development of an open-access and transparent data exchange platform, an integrated assessment modelling (IAM)-oriented assessment framework for effectively supporting the design and evaluation of climate policies, further underpinned by a robustness analysis toolbox and an innovative stakeholder inclusion framework.