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MODELS FOR SDGs

The mapping of JRC models against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims at facilitating and improving the use of models for sustainability assessment in the SDGs framework. Achieving sustainable development requires a good understanding of the processes, the impacts of policies and the interlinkages (synergies and trade-offs) among the goals, and models can provide a concrete contribution.
The mapping is a guidance tool to help policy makers identify the appropriate model(s) for the definition and the assessment of specific policy options.



HOW DO JRC MODELS ADDRESS THE SDGS?
Find out how specific models relate to the Agenda 2030, more specifically, to which goals, targets and indicators.
Find out which are the models that can be used to assess a specific goal or target.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The mapping considers all the models present in MIDAS (the Modelling Inventory and Knowledge Management System of the European Commission), which are currently run and maintained at the JRC.
The links between the models and the SDGs were identified by experts through textual analysis of the model descriptions provided in MIDAS that were confirmed by the modelers.
The overall structure of the SDGs, organized by goals, targets and indicators leds the mapping, considering both UN and ESTAT indicators, in order to capture the global framework of the SDGs.



WHICH INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND?
For every goal, the mapping provides the list of models that can contribute to it. More specifically, which targets they address, and if they are able to measure through indicators the progress to the achievement of the goal.
You can also find Model factsheets with technical information about each model, which contain details on model specifications, such as, model types, modelling approach, spatial and temporal dimensions, models' outputs and how they can be linked to EU/UN SDGs indicators.
Find out how JRC models can contribute to the SDGs!



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