Unfortunately, due to the global health situation, we are forced to cancel this year´s summer school.

Topic: “A just transition to net zero emissions societies – contributions from Integrated Assessment Modelling studies”

The aim of the Summer School, is to foster scientific exchanges between participants and faculty members about the issue of how to achieve a just and equitable transition to net zero emissions, and the modelling methods relevant to address the different dimensions to this broad issue. What are the short and medium term distributional impacts of climate change mitigation policies? How will different economic sectors be affected by climate policies? How to achieve such a transition in line with sustainable development goals? How may the transition ensure decent lives and decent jobs? Those are some of the questions that will be raised during the Summer School, which will gather students working primarily with integrated assessment models to address the different dimensions of this topic.

The lectures given by the School’s faculty members will provide the background scientific material. Participants will be asked to present a version of their research work and will receive valuable feedback from fellow students and from the School’s faculty members. Additional activities include group project exercises, reading sessions, conferences and social events.

The faculty will be composed of CIRED researchers and several international leaders in environmental economics and integrated assessment modelling.

The summer school is both the 1st NAVIGATE Summer School in Integrated Assessment Modelling and the 4th edition of CIRED International Summer School in Economic modelling of Environment, Energy and Climate. It is co-funded by EU, under NAVIGATE project, and the MPDD Chair.

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”.

Confirmed faculty members include

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

Application and scholarships

The Summer School is aimed at advanced graduates (PhD and master) and post-doctoral students in environmental and energy economics and modelling.

The School Organisers make available a limited number of scholarships for the coverage of the travel costs for participation in the School.

In particular, NAVIGATE project makes available a limited number of scholarships to applicants from developing countries. The sponsorship can cover the costs (travel and participation fee) for attending the School for a maximum of € 2.000,00 each. Please indicate in the application form if you would like to apply for a scholarship.

Eligible candidates for NAVIGATE’s sponsorship are researchers coming from all countries excluding the High Income Economies as per definition of the World Bank (

More information about the Summer School and application procedure on our website.

All enquiries should be sent to

Deadline for applications: 15th March 2020


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