Trevor Houser of the US State Department, speaking about C-ROADS-CP at the US Center in Copenhagen, December 2009.
Text is below.
“The tool that these folks have developed we’ve been using over the past few months to help assess the adequacy of different countries’ mitigation offers in terms of what science says, in terms of concentration levels and have found it to be extremely useful. One of the things that’s most exciting about the work that they are doing is that it’s all open platform. The methodologies, the assumptions, the inputs, all of that can be clearly viewed and can be modified based on what your assumptions are. And that provides us for the first time with a tool that can, at a non-technical level, someone like I can approach and discuss with other delegations, how does it all sum up, what we’re doing, what other countries are doing, what does it mean in 2100 in terms of concentrations, temperature change and sea level rise. And the ability to do that in an accessible way is something that is new and is very exciting and I’d encourage other delegations to take a look and come talk to us if they’d like as they start to use this tool and have questions about it and we can explain some of the ways that we’ve found it useful. So, congratulations on great work, you guys.”