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Earthna Workshop: Modeling Pathways to Low Carbon Emissions
7 November @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Qatar TIMES: Modeling Pathways to Low Carbon Emissions
Energy systems models (ESM) are a key tool increasingly used around the world by governments of developed and developing countries. It plays a pivotal role in the development of national climate change policies and sector-specific strategies for energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies. QEERI, in partnership with Imperial College London and supported by QNRF, developed the first ESM for Qatar and now aims to make it available to national stakeholders to support policy analysis.
The Qatar ESM developed is a bottom-up, technology-rich optimisation model that uses the TIMES framework, originally developed by the International Energy Agency and currently the most widely used worldwide.
Over the last 18 months, QEERI and Imperial College London collaboratively constructed and tested the model.
The model can now be presented to stakeholders for validation and scenarios can be built that integrate stakeholder priorities. The chosen scenarios will be explored through the model to identify feasible future GHG emission reduction pathways, which will be presented to stakeholders for discussion in subsequent workshops.
The aim of the workshop is to start the process of stakeholder engagement formally, introduce the model for validation and seek their input on building a small set of policy-relevant scenarios for the country.
Venue: Think Bay, Education City
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