20 February 2020

Zero carbon emissions in the Greek energy system

Researchers from PARIS REINFORCE participated in the "Zero carbon emissions in the Greek energy system: realism, opportunity or utopia?" workshop which took place on the 20th of February 2020, in Athens, Greece.

The workshop aimed to enable the National Dialogue for the decarbonisation of the Greek energy system. It was organised by the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development of the National Observatory of Athens within the framework of the "South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue" project. Participants had the opportunity to take part in a constructive dialogue and exchange opinions and expertise towards answering the following critical questions. 

  • Do the Greek National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) and the Long-Term Strategy for 2050 constitute a coherent framework of decarbonisation actions?
  • Is it possible for Greece to achieve zero Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions until 2050?
  • What policies are required in order to achieve zero GHG emissions?

On behalf of PARIS REINFORCE, Assoc. Prof. Haris Doukas participated in the workshop, presented the project's objectives and methodology and the progress so far. More specifically, the "co-creation" approach that PARIS REINFORCE applies in the formulation of climate action policies and the role of the Stakeholder Council in the climate scenarios modelling were highlighted. Furthermore, the I2AM PARIS platform which will enable the interaction and collaboration among climate modelling experts and policymakers, as well as stakeholders from the general public, was showcased.

The workshop's agenda is available here (in Greek).

Moreover, below are the workshop's presentations (in Greek).

Workshop's Goals - Dr. Elena Georgopoulou

Long-Term Energy Planning in Greece - Prof. Dimitris Lalas

"Green" Scenario for the evolution of the energy system till 2050 - Dr. Sarafidis Ioannis

Energy efficiency and Long-Term Energy Planning - Dr. Mirasgentis Sevastianos

Green vs. Green: The Necessary Transcends - Prof. Haris Doukas