New study on emissions and employment trade-offs from COVID-19 green recovery spending

On 16 September 2022, a new project study was published in One Earth evaluating optimal cleantech COVID-19 recovery packages in six major economies (Canada, China, EU, India, Japan, USA), by quantifying the extent to which these cleantech elements of the recovery packages can create energy-sector employment and further reduce emissions at the same time, as well as evaluating trade-offs between these objectives.

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Letting it all out! PARIS REINFORCE at the Petrocultures 2022 conference in Norway

Alevgul Sorman and Esther Galende-Sanchez (BC3) took part in the Petrocultures 2022 conference in Stavanger, Norway and presented their findings from a deliberative dialogue conducted in Spain on how behavioural and emotional drivers can lock us into petroleum-intensive mobility and consumption patterns or move us forward toward climate action.

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Bottlenecks to decarbonising German energy-intensive industries

PARIS REINFORCE hosted a stakeholder workshop in Berlin, on 8 July 2022, to discuss and refine the project’s modelling results on low-carbon pathways for Germany. Based on this feedback, the workshop aimed to identify bottlenecks hampering the decarbonisation pathways and to co-create elements of a transformative policy mix that could overcome those bottlenecks. It focused on the steel and cement industries and gathered stakeholders from academia, civil society, policy, and the private sector.

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Challenges and progress towards SDG7 in Italy, in the light of today’s energy crisis

The project held a stakeholder workshop in Venice, Italy, on July 5, 2022, at the premises of the Ca’ Foscari University. The aim of the workshop was to elicit experts’ tacit knowledge, views, and perceptions of Italy’s challenges and opportunities emerging from the current energy crisis towards net-zero and progress in SDG7 (including energy affordability, decarbonisation, and reliability).

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Pathways to climate neutrality in Europe with a spotlight in Greece

The PARIS REINFORCE project hosted a stakeholder workshop in Athens, on 30 June 2022, to discuss and refine the project’s modelling results on low-carbon pathways for Greece, with Greek stakeholders from the public and private sector as well as academia. Jointly held with the H2020 SENTINEL project, the workshop aimed to receive feedback for the Greek whole-energy system low-carbon pathways modelling undertaken in the project. In addition, bottlenecks hampering the decarbonisation pathways in Greece were identified and elements of a transformative policy mix that could overcome those bottlenecks were co-created, with a particular focus on the Greek power sector.

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PARIS REINFORCE deliberation work at the ESEE 2022 Conference

Ester Galende-Sanchez, Alevgul Sorman, and Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino (BC3) presented PARIS REINFORCE work on deliberation, as carried out with 40 Spanish citizens in May-June 2021, entitled "Time to listen: lessons from a deliberative dialogue in Spain for tackling the climate crisis" and focusing on public perceptions and feelings on different behavioural changes regarding mobility, consumption, food and waste.

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Identifying bottlenecks to Canada's transport decarbonisation - a stakeholder workshop

The PARIS REINFORCE project hosted a virtual workshop, on May 9th, 2022, to discuss and refine the project’s modelling results on low-carbon pathways for Canada with stakeholders from the public and private sector as well as academia. The workshop aimed to receive feedback for the Canadian whole-energy system low-carbon pathways modelling that the project consortium had already undertaken, as well as identify bottlenecks hampering the decarbonisation pathways and to co-create guidelines for a transformative policy mix that could overcome those bottlenecks, with a particular focus on the transport sector.

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How do Brazilian stakeholders perceive the country's net-zero transition and potential bottlenecks?

The PARIS REINFORCE project hosted a virtual workshop, on May 2nd, 2022, to discuss and refine the project’s modelling results on low-carbon pathways for Brazil with stakeholders from the public and private sector as well as academia. The workshop aimed to receive feedback for the Brazilian whole-energy system low-carbon pathways modelling that the project consortium had already undertaken, as well as identify bottlenecks hampering the decarbonisation pathways and to co-create guardrails for a transformative policy mix that could overcome those bottlenecks, with a particular focus on the transport sector.

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Energy Citizenship – A new dimension in Energy Policy Making

In an opinion post in New Europe, PARIS REINFORCE project coordinator, Prof. Haris Doukas (NTUA), discusses how the 'energy trilemma' should be reinforced with a more 'human' element, to address challenges associated with climate change mitigation in view of COVID-19 recovery efforts and the Ukraine conflict, towards helping mitigate the current energy price spikes while meeting longer-term policy considerations, such as energy/climate justice and fossil fuel divestment.

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Science for climate action: EU research contribution to IPCC AR6 WGIII

Coinciding with the approval of the IPCC WGIII report on Mitigation of Climate Change (AR6), the European Commission has published a brochure, putting a spotlight on and celebrating the contribution of EU-funded projects to pushing the boundaries of the underlying science. PARIS REINFORCE is among these projects, in the area of Socio-Economic Scenarios and Transition Pathways.

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The PARIS REINFORCE project at a glance, as of November 2021.

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