Climate Action in the Post-COVID-19 World: Investigating Optimal Allocations for Green Recovery Funds
The PARIS REINFORCE project contributed to the COP26 European Commission's Policy Publication, "Climate Action in the Post-COVID-19 World", with its brief on "Investigating Optimal Allocations for Green Recovery Funds". The policy publication includes insights from the EU-funded projects CONSTRAIN, VERIFY, NAVIGATE, CASCADES/RECEIPT, ENGAGE, LOCOMOTION, and PARIS REINFORCE, on how to build forward better contributions.
Nikas, A., Van de Ven, D.J., Koasidis, K., Forouli, A., Mittal, S., Gambhir, A., & Doukas, H. (2021). Investigating Optimal Allocations for Green Recovery Funds. In Climate Action in the Post-COVID-19 World. European Commission
PARIS REINFORCE: What can our models deliver?
The fundamental aim of PARIS REINFORCE is to enhance and improve climate policymaking. In order to do this, the consortium has access to a range of sophisticated climate-economic scientific models. A key novelty of the project is its devotion to ‘demand-driven’ research. That is, the questions these models will provide insights into and the assumptions they will do this based upon are to be stakeholder-determined through an extensive and exhaustive process.
The Delignitisation Roller Coaster in Greece: An Old Car and a Steep Slope Ahead
Lignite production and use in Greece has been dropping in the last decade, marking a sharp decline during COVID-19. According to the country’s National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), lignite must be completely phased out by 2028.