Policy brief on research results on impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic, lock-down restrictions and other measures that have been put in place have potentially far reaching implications for inequality within and between countries, for energy demand in different sectors, and for structural change and economic growth. These factors are highly relevant for climate action. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the EU H2020 funded NAVIGATE project, which aims to improve the capabilities of integrated assessment modelling to support climate policy making, has undertaken rapid responsive research activities in these three areas.

In this policy brief, NAVIGATE partners inform about their first research results concerning impacts of COVID-19 and derive policy implications, based on the insights.

Authors: Johannes Emmerling (RFF-CMCC), Kostas Fragkiadakis (E3Modelling), Panagiotis Fragkos (E3Modelling), Ramona Gulde (PIK), Elmar Kriegler (PIK), Jean-Francois Mercure (Univ. of Exeter), Bas van Ruijven (IIASA), Yeliz Simsek (Univ. of Exeter), Massimo Tavoni (RFF-CMCC), Charlie Wilson (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research)

The results will also be presented during the RFF-CMCC-NAVIGATE webinar on 17th December 2020, 3pm CET.