Responding to climate change requires transdisciplinary processes to come into play in order to put together a jigsaw of initiatives that altogether constitute effective national, regional and global climate policies. These policies must be science-based, technically feasible, financially viable, socially acceptable, and robust, as well as globally coordinated in a cooperative, Talanoa-spirit manner.

PARIS REINFORCE is an EU-funded research and innovation project aimed at effectively supporting the design of climate policies, in light of these requirements; it started in June 2019 and is expected to run until November 2022.

In particular, the project aims to develop a novel, demand-driven, integrated assessment model-oriented framework for effectively supporting the design and analysis of climate policies in the European Union as well as in other major emitters and selected less emitting countries, in respect to the Paris Agreement and associated challenges.

By engaging policymakers and scientists/modellers, PARIS REINFORCE will create the open-access and transparent data exchange platform I2AM PARIS, in order to support the effective implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the preparation of future action pledges, the development of 2050 decarbonisation strategies, and the reinforcement of the 2023 Global Stocktake.

Acknowledging the need to employ diverse methodologies and tools in order to address the multiplicity of challenges, the unique approach of PARIS REINFORCE sees us changing the existing scientific paradigm, by introducing innovative integrative processes. In this direction, quantitative systems modelling tools are further coupled with well-established methodological frameworks, in order to improve the robustness of modelling outcomes against different types of uncertainties.