Popular climate model now available in French

The Greenhouse Gas Abatement Cost Model (GACMO) – used by countries to set mitigation action goals and increase transparency in national reporting – has been translated in full to increase accessibility.

September 10, 2020

Calculating current and future greenhouse gas emissions and the effects of climate actions is critical in the global struggle to limit the rise in temperatures.

The GACMO model has been developed through more than 20 years of research at UNEP DTU Partnership to help countries calculate and track the emission reduction and estimated economic effects of about a hundred different climate mitigation actions across various energy sectors.

Not only are precise calculations a pre-requisite for informed political decisions on which actions to take, they are also the foundation for increased transparency in national reporting.

The model has already been used by several countries to prepare and update their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement and to create locally anchored Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems.

With this French language translation – made possible through support from the UNEP Global Support Programme – establishing sound estimates is now more easily accessible to French-speaking countries and regions.

Read more about the GACMO model and download the tool in French or English