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Climate Solutions Explorer provides crucial data on climate change

Climate Solutions Explorer serves as the go-to resource for all things climate-related.

The INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (IIASA) has recently unveiled the Climate Solutions Explorer, an extensive resource that visualizes and presents crucial data concerning climate mitigation, impacts, vulnerabilities, and risks resulting from development and climate change.

This website utilizes the latest data and state-of-the-art models to assess future trends related to challenges caused by development and climate change. By providing up-to-date information on climate mitigation and impacts, the Climate Solutions Explorer aims to become a leading platform for accessing the latest research on climate change and net-zero mitigation pathways.

The Climate Solutions Explorer is the product of a longstanding collaboration and contributions from various sources within and external to the ENGAGE project. The ENGAGE project is a global consortium comprising almost 30 partners, with IIASA as the coordinator and several other institutions as co-leaders. Running since September 2019 and concluding in December of the current year, the project seeks to explore pathways aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

The website offers a diverse array of content, including an interactive map displaying climate change impacts, national and regional data dashboards showcasing impacts and mitigation pathways, as well as articles covering a wide range of climate-related topics and countries. Additionally, the website provides publicly available data, enabling users to delve deep into their preferred areas of exploration.

A standout feature of the website is the “Net Zero Stories” section, which features narratives penned by local experts. These stories document national transitions toward sustainable, net-zero societies and offer insightful analyses on the trade-offs and co-benefits associated with such transformations. Recognizing that sustainable transitions exhibit commonalities but also regional variations, the Net Zero Stories shed light on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by different countries.

For those interested in specific countries, the Climate Solutions Explorer offers national dashboards that consider variables such as socioeconomics, emissions, mitigation options, and climate impacts at varying levels of exposure and risk. This enables users to gain valuable insights into the climate landscape of specific countries and the potential implications of global warming.

Edward Byers, a researcher in the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program and coordinator of the website, emphasizes that the launch of the Climate Solutions Explorer is a significant step forward in collective efforts to address climate change.

By providing easy access to the latest data, cutting-edge models, and expert analysis, this comprehensive website empowers individuals, businesses, and policymakers to make informed decisions and contribute to a more sustainable future. Whether users are interested in understanding the impacts of climate change or exploring net-zero pathways, the Climate Solutions Explorer serves as the go-to resource for all things climate-related.

For further information, visit: https://www.climate-solutions-explorer.eu/