Climate action and clean energy after COVID-19: What Greek Citizens think

This is the first time a representative sample of the Greek society answers questions about climate change, COVID-19, recovery, and our options moving forward.

The results of the survey which was held in Greece by Opinion Poll on behalf of PARIS REINFORCE were presented on Tuesday, June 15, 19:00 – 20:35 EEST.

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Modelling capacity building in Azerbaijan for long-term energy strategy development

On June 10, 2021, as part of a training program to support the Ministry of Energy in Azerbaijan to develop a new energy system model for Azerbaijan, Mr. Rocco De Miglio (E4SMA) was invited to give a presentation and share the experience of the ongoing PARIS REINFORCE project with a focus on the Central Asia Caspian - Azerbaijani modelling work and its co-creation process.

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European National Stakeholder Workshop Series: The case of the Netherlands

On June 9, 2021 (10.00 - 12.30 CEST), we will be holding our online stakeholder workshop in the Netherlands. Topics will include implications of the EU’s 2030 55% target, COVID-19 and recovery measures, ‘game-changing’ technologies like hydrogen, and the role of the finance sector in achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The workshop will aim at creating an open discussion between a broad range of climate action stakeholders representing NGOs, Academia, Business, and Government.

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Carbon Neutrality and the Belt & Road Initiative: China Stakeholder Workshop

The PARIS REINFORCE China stakeholder workshop was held online on June 8, 2021. The workshop discussed China’s net zero emissions after its carbon neutrality goal, how to achieve it from policy to practice, and topics related to the energy system in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative. Stakeholders from the Chinese government, academia, and Chinese companies participated in the event.

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Deliberative dialogue in Spain as a driver of change

PARIS REINFORCE has just kicked off a deliberative dialogue with 40 citizens representing all ages and regions of Spain on a three-week journey of deliberation on pertinent issues regarding the climate crisis. The deliberation focuses on Spanish citizens’ perceptions and feelings on different behavioural changes regarding mobility, consumption, food and waste.

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From Numbers to Insights: How to Think about Economic-Climate Modelling

On May 26, 2021 the PARIS REINFORCE project held an online webinar to discuss some of the key issues that policymakers should consider when confronted with new modelling studies. For example, why do different models provide very different perspectives when trying to answer the same question? Why is it that certain models are better suited to certain policy questions? How can we sensibly form our own opinions about how strongly to trust new modelling results?

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European National Stakeholder Workshop Series: The case of France

PARIS REINFORCE held a national stakeholder workshop in France, on May 26, 2021, in which key technologies for deep decarbonisation of the French economy were discussed with national stakeholders. The topics included electricity (renewables, smart grids, and uses), hydrogen, and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). Three French experts were invited to introduce the topics, and stakeholders to discuss them with the consortium in a co-creative process.

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A workshop on the US Long-term strategy towards net zero

On 24th and 25th May 2021, PARIS REINFORCE helped organise a virtual US workshop, in collaboration with ClimateWorks, University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability, Rocky Mountain Institute, World Resources Institute, and the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability. They convened US and international experts from a broad range of communities concerned with the US low-carbon transition, to discuss strategic, analytical, and implementation needs to achieve a successful US long-term strategy to Net Zero.

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European National Stakeholder Workshop Series: The case of Switzerland

On May 18, 2021, the Swiss Stakeholder Workshop discussed EU current policy and mitigation pathways while gaining insights from Swiss stakeholders for effective decarbonisation policies in the regional and national context. It was held virtually, involving stakeholders from the government, academia, industries, and NGOs in Switzerland.

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Third workshop on Decarbonisation in the Central Asia and Caspian region

On the 18th of May 2021, the PARIS REINFORCE project held its final virtual workshop in the Central Asian and Caspian region, aiming to inform stakeholders on the progress of the modelling exercise presented during the previous workshops, and to receive a final round of their insights.

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