summer school



NAVIGATE aims to develop the next generation of advanced integrated assessment modelling to support climate policy making. It will critically improve the capability of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) to inform the design and evaluation of climate policies by targeting major advancements in two areas : describing transformative change in the economy, in technology and in consumer goods and services, and describing distributional impacts of climate change and climate policy. The project also establishes a capacity building program, of which this summer school is part.

CIRED has launched a series of International Summer School in Economic modelling of Environment, Energy and Climate in 2017. This summer school is its 4th edition. Previous years topics were Modelling approaches to assess NDCs and mid-century strategies, The role of demand and lifestyles in low carbon pathways and Inequalities and climate change.

  • Jean-François Mercure (University of Exeter)
  • Johannes Emmerling (RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE))
  • Lola Vallejo (IDDRI)
  • Lucas Chancel (Paris School of Economics)
  • Céline Guivarch (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, CIRED)
  • Aurélie Méjean (CNRS, CIRED)

Documents to upload are :

  • Curriculum vitae (1 page) ;
  • A short motivation letter (500 words max) ;
  • A short abstract of your intended presentation during the Summer School (500 words max) ;
  • A Letter(s) of reference (optional)

Please note that mandatory documents are to be uploaded as a single .pdf file containing the documents in the same order.

The deadline for applications is March 15th, 2020.

The NAVIGATE-CIRED Summer School will take place at CIRED headquarters from the 6th to the 10th of July, 2020.

All the information about the accommodation will be available soon.

All participants must arrive on Sunday June 5th and depart after the School is over, on Friday July 10th at night or on Saturday July 11th if preferred.

Lunches will be provided at CIRED location. The schedule is open for breakfasts and dinners (except Social dinner). The studios are all equipped with kitchens and there are numerous supermarkets and restaurants in the area.

Please note that this website is regularly updated. We suggest you to visit it frequently to keep yourself up to date.

Our funders :

  • Chair Modeling for sustainable development
  • Under NAVIGATE project (H2020/2019–2023, grant agreement number 821124) of the European Commission.

Topic: Modelling approaches to assess NDCs and mid-century strategies



Michel COLOMBIER is co-founder and Scientific Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) since 2002, and associated professor at Sciences-Po Paris. He has developed a wide operational expertise in the field of Energy and Environment Policy design, but always maintained a strong connection with the University, teaching and developing research activities. He was before Director General of ICE (International Consulting on Energy) developing activities at both local (cities, regions) and international level (governments, international institutions and firms) ; Senior Advisor in the cabinet of the Minister of Energy and Head of the “strategy and evaluation” Department of Ademe (French Agency for Environment and Energy). He served as member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the GEF (Global Environment Facility) and as negotiator in the UNFCCC process.

Céline GUIVARCH is a senior researcher at CIRED, and associate professor at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. Before joining academia, she worked for two years in Central Asia for a project on climate change, which included a task on building a economy-energy model for Kazakhstan to evaluate the potential for GHG emissions reductions. This experience led her to start a PhD on the economics of climate change mitigation in 2006. In 2011, she took a year off academia to work at the International Energy Agency, in the Climate Change Unit. Since then, her research has focused on the evaluation of climate policies, mitigation costs, the social cost of carbon, energy efficiency, energy security, energy poverty, integrated assessment modelling, long-term socioeconomic scenarios, and uncertainties in models and decisions. She is currently co-PI of the French Interdisciplinary Group on Nationally Determined Contributions, formed to foster interdisciplinary research and dialogue between researchers and climate negociators.

Emilio LA ROVERE is full Professor of the Energy Planning Program and Executive Coordinator of the Center for Integrated Studies on Climate Change and the Environment at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ). He is a leading expert in climate policy in Brazil and at the international level and has worked as a consultant and adviser for the Brazilian government (Special Adviser on Climate Change) and many other national and international organisations. Since the 90s, he has been lead author of the Assessment Reports of the IPCC (from SAR to AR5).

Franck LECOCQ, lecturer at AgroParisTech, is director of CIRED. His research focuses on the economics of climate change, including, inter alia, inter- and intra-generational equity, relationships between climate change and development, carbon markets, and the role of forests in climate policy. He has been lead author of the IPCC 4th and 5th Assessment Reports (Working Group III) and he is a member of various expert groups, including French Expert Committee on Energy Transition that assesses France’s performances against its decarbonization goals.

Julien LEFEVRE is researcher at CIRED and lecturer at AgroParisTech. He holds a PhD in environmental economics. His research focuses on energy and climate change economics, energy-economy hybrid modelling, CGE modelling and energy and low carbon transitions at national scale. He has special experience in assessing low carbon pathways in Brazil and France. He is also coordinator of the Economic Modelling of Environment, Energy and Climate track of the MSc program in Environmental, Energy and Transport Economics from Université Paris Saclay.

Nadia MAÏZI is Professor at MINES ParisTech and Director of the Center for Applied Mathematics (CMA). She is Director of the ParisTech Chair Modeling for Sustainable Development since 2008, head of the ParisTech delegation on the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) since 2009, French delegate on the ETSAP (Energy Technology System Analysis Program) run by the IEA (International Energy Agency) since 2008 and head of studies for the advanced Master’s degree OSE (Energy Systems Optimization). She is an expert in energy system modelling, optimization and prospective analysis.

Steve PYE is a senior researcher from the UCL Energy Institute. He has been undertaking research and consultancy on energy issues since 2001, before moving into academia in 2010. He primarily researches on the socio-economic aspects of transitions to a low carbon society, both at the UK, EU and global scales. A current research effort concerns how energy modelling can better inform decision making under uncertainty in the UK, through combining quantitative and qualitative research methods. This draws on over 10 years of experience in providing decision support on energy strategy issues for the UK Government. Steve’s other main current research area relates to equity and fairness considerations across low carbon transitions, both in the UK, and for the EU28 under the Horizon 2020 project, REEEM. He also continues to be active in researching the feasibility and costs of deep decarbonisation pathways and net zero emission systems.

Evelina TRUTNEVYTE is a senior researcher, group leader and lecturer at ETH Zurich, Department of Environmental Systems Science. She is a member of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research-Supply of Electricity (SCCER-SoE), ETH Energy Science Center (ETH ESC), and an associate of the ETH Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ETH ISTP). She is also an Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London, Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources. She holds the highly competitive Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Energy career grant. She is an energy systems analyst and modeler, specializing in socio-technical approaches and energy decision making under deep uncertainty and at science-society interface.

Henri WAISMAN is the coordinator of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) within the Climate Program at IDDRI since December 2013. After graduating from the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) of Lyon in physical sciences, he joined the CIRED (Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement) in 2005 where he conducted modeling work for the analysis of socio-economic impacts of energy and climate issues. He obtained a PhD in economics of the environment from EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) in April 2012 for his study of the relationship between carbon pricing, constraints on oil markets and spatial organisation of urban systems in the context of ambitious climate policies.



Day 1 – Tuesday, July 4th

  • Franck LECOCQ, no slides
  • Céline GUIVARCH, Assessing NDCs and mid-century strategies : overview and modelling issues
  • Gwenaël PODESTA, A science-policy perspective on NDCs
  • Maragatham KUMAR, Modeling approaches to assess decarbonization strategies in Malaysia
  • Marissa MALAHAYATI, Emission mitigation policy impact on Indonesian economy
  • Omkar PATANGE, Assessing the impacts of stringent climate change mitigation commitments on India’s energy access targets
  • Emilio LA ROVERE, no slides

Day 2 – Wednesday July 5th

  • Evelina TRUTNEVYTE, Energy transformation pathways
  • Annika MÜNKEL, Analysis of instruments for decarbonisation and their impact on the German electricity sector
  • Stephanie WEBER, The role of electric vehicles in US climate policy
  • Adriano VINCA, The role of CCS in achieving low carbon targets : a numerical assessment
  • Georgia SAVVIDOU, Developing a method for dynamic electricity demand simulation
  • Mariana WEISS DE ABREU, Analysis of the impacts of public policies on the Brazilian households’ pattern of energy consumption and emission of greenhouse gases
  • Nadia MAÏZI, Dedicating multiscale approaches to low carbon prospective studies

Day 3 – Thursday July 6th

  • Céline GUIVARCH & Julien LEFEVRE, Social and economic implications of low carbon pathways
  • Dipti GUPTA, Aligning decarbonization of energy systems and sustainable development in India : synergies and tradeoffs
  • Souran CHATTERJEE, Measuring productivity impact-multiple impact of energy efficiency measure
  • Ying ZHOU, Peak and Leak
  • Roland MONTENEGRO, Distributional impacts of energy and climate policies in Germany and the EU
  • Henri WAISMAN, The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) : an approach to multi-stakeholder dialogue on national decarbonization – Methodological insights and First results

Day 4 – Friday July 7th

  • Steve PYE, The articulation between national and global scales : Lecture & Interactive session
  • Mariliis LEHTVEER & Mathias FRIDAHL, Premises for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage in the global response to climate change
  • Gabriel MALTA CASTRO, MitiClubs : technology, trade and carbon pricing clubs / IES-Brasil – implicações econômicas e sociais
  • Vivien FISCH, Investments needs for transport infrastructures along low carbon pathways
  • Salaheddine SOUMMANE, Macroeconomics of growth under climate challenge : the case of Saudi Arabia
  • Gen Li, CGE Modeling for Assessing China’s Waste Management Policies

Day 5 – Saturday July 8th

  • Michel COLOMBIER, no slides
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