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IPCC Expert Meeting Discusses Modelling Renewable Energies

March 2010: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III convened an expert meeting on 'Modelling Renewable Energies' in Oxford, UK, from 28 February-1 March 2010, in support of the upcoming IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN), to be finalized in early 2011.

The Special Report will assess the state of renewable energy sources and their future potential in the mitigation of climate change. As part of this assessment, the authors of the SRREN are exploring and synthesizing research from both the integrated assessment modeling community and the community of renewable technology experts. The expert meeting in Oxford brought together experts from both communities to facilitate discussions on how to integrate their respective research within the context of the Special Report. In addition, it looked at the longer-term perspective and addressed processes aimed at improving the linkages between technology experts and the integrated assessment modeling community following the publication of the SRREN and leading up to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). [IISD RS Sources] [SRREN]