Summer school on Integrated Assessment Modeling

As climate policymaking becomes increasingly informed by model simulations, it becomes crucial for researchers to better understand how climate-energy-economy models work, how they are used, and how to inform policymaking through their output. The NAVIGATE and ENGAGE projects, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, therefore held a Summer School aimed at providing advanced training for young international scholars, advanced PhD students and early postdoc fellows, working on integrated assessment models.

The Summer School was organized by the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE) and took place at Lake Como, Villa del Grumello, from 3rd to 7th July 2023.


The objective of the summer school was to create a community of young scholars from a broad range of disciplines (climate, ecology, economy, energy, political science) actively working on modelling human activities and the earth system in an integrated framework commonly referred to as Integrated Assessment Modeling.

Structure of the week

  • 8 lectures about IAMs, including an introductory presentation on IAMs and their role as input to global stock stake and policy analysis.
  • Interactive poster sessions where the student will be invited to present their work.
  • Hands-on session on the IAMs scenarios (data analysis and visualization).
  • Group work on model development/analysis.

Local Organizers

Laurent DROUET (ENGAGE) RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment, Italy
Johannes EMMERLING (NAVIGATE)  RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment, Italy

Lectures held by faculty members