30 January 2020

15th Conference of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics

PARIS REINFORCE researchers participated in the 15th Conference of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics which took place on January 29th-31st, 2020 at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, in Toledo, Spain.

The main theme of the Conference was “Energy Decarbonisation. From words to action” and offered the opportunity to discuss the challenges that the energy sector will face in the coming years both at a national and European level. Dirk-Jan van de Ven and Mikel González from the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) participated in the conference and presented the PARIS REINFORCE project. In particular, the scope and methodology of the project were presented, while both the public and the scientific interface of the I2AM PARIS open access modelling platform were displayed. The specific capabilities that PARIS REINFORCE's modelling ensemble offers for Spain were highlighted and a quick poll on which policy areas should be explored by the project took place. In the poll around 20 stakeholders participated (mostly academics) and the policy area voted the most was the "Robustness of NECPs" regarding how Europe could become consistent to the Paris Agreement.

The conference's agenda is available below, while the PARIS REINFORCE presentation can be found here.