Published June 23, 2023 | Version v1
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ECEMF Policy Brief: Insights on EU2040 targets based on a model intercomparison exercise of EU Climate Neutrality Pathways

  • 1. Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • 2. PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • 3. TNO Energy and Materials Transition
  • 4. RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE)
  • 5. KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • 6. E3Modelling S.A.
  • 7. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • 8. Technical University Delft
  • 9. The Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute (IOS-PIB) / National Centre for Emissions Management (KOBiZE)


A policy brief describing the findings of the first round of ECEMF Climate Neutrality Pathway model intercomparison exercise.
It presents insights on 2040 emission reductions in line with reaching climate neutrality by 2050, and describes the changes to the energy system behind those emission reductions.
These scenarios were developed in the Horizon 2020 project ECEMF (



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ECEMF – European Climate and Energy Modelling Forum 101022622
European Commission