Researchers from PARIS REINFORCE (Assoc. Prof. Haris Doukas and Dr. Alexandros Nikas, from the National Technical University of Athens) participated in the 2019 International Workshop of the Energy Modeling Forum 35 Workshop, on the Japan Model Intercomparison Project (JMIP) on long-term climate policy, which took place on the 5th of December 2019, at Ito Research Centre of the University of Tokyo, Japan.
The aim of the workshop was to investigate into the role of technologies in the long-term climate policy and energy strategies of Japan, while addressing the impact of key technologies such as renewables, nuclear power, and carbon capture and storage in climate mitigation pathways; and examining economic, environmental, and social implications. The study aims to contribute to the ongoing policy debate about Japan's long-term climate policy, both domestically and internationally (such as those under the Paris Agreement), in light of the ramifications of the 2011 nuclear disaster caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Dr. Alexandros Nikas also presented the PARIS REINFORCE in detail, mainly focusing on the I2AM PARIS platform, its completed documentation component as well as the upcoming modelling analysis component, and taking the opportunity to openly invite participating modellers from Asian countries (including China, South Korea, Japan, India and the Asia-Pacific Energy Council) to contribute to and take advantage of the dynamic and detailed modelling documentation capabilities of the platform.