Ricardo-AEA and Imperial College were commissioned by DECC to carry out an evaluation of the 2050 Calculator International Outreach work. This project supports developing countries to build their own 2050 Calculator energy model, based on the UK original, with the aim to improve the understanding of low-carbon development amongst policy makers and stakeholders in these countries. The project also included the creation of the Global Calculator, a worldwide version of this model aimed at businesses, NGOs and policy makers to inform and energise the climate debate.
The purpose of this evaluation was to assess the results achieved to date from the 2050 Calculator country outreach and the development of the Global Calculator, which may suggest potential next steps for the further support for 2050 Calculator international outreach. The evaluation was carried out through qualitative research combining document analysis and semi-structured interviews with stakeholders.