The IES-Brasil project was launched in 2013 and its first phase, IES-Brasil 1, sought to assess the economic and social implications of different sets of GHG mitigation measures in Brazil up to 2030 using IMACLIM-BR, a Computable General Equilibrium model, combined with sectoral bottom-up models. With the aid of a Scenario Building Team (SBT), made up of experts from the government, academia, private sector and civil society, the study helped the Brazilian government to define its NDCs.
The second phase of the project (IES-Brasil 2) was launched in 2016 with the financial support of ICS (Climate and Society Institute), the project´s ultimate goal being to develop the tools needed to extend the model simulations up to 2050 and to build a macroeconomic scenario based on updated sectoral governmental plans. Further developments shall include a set of mitigation scenarios for this timeframe.
In this context, the Brazilian DDPP research team participated to a stakeholders’ workshop on GHG Emissions Mitigation Technologies organized on June, 7th 2016 by WWF Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Among 52 experts, the team presented the methodologies, assumptions and parameters used in the macroeconomic and sectoral DDPP modeling. The DDPP team also participated to thematic work groups (AFOLU, Energy, Industry, Transportation, Residential and Services and Waste).