06 December 2019

EU-Japan Climate Change Policy Symposium

PARIS REINFORCE researchers, including Assoc. Prof. Haris Doukas and Dr. Alexandros Nikas (National Technical University of Athens), Dr. Sara Giarola (Grantham Institute, Imperial College), Maurizio Gargiulo (E4SMA) and Ben McWilliams (Bruegel), participated in the "EU-Japan Climate Change Policy Symposium: Use of scenario analysis to form the long-term strategy under the Paris Agreement", which took place on the 6th of December 2019, at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan in Tokyo, Japan.

The symposium was organised by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) (partner to PARIS REINFORCE) in the context of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), and specifically the "Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA)" project. It hosted presentations by (and vivid discussions among the audience and) representatives from DG CLIMA and the JRC research centre, the PARIS REINFORCE consortium, local authorities (e.g. city of Yokohama), industry (e.g. HITACHI and Deloitte), and the National Institute for Environmental Studies.

In particular, Assoc. Prof. Haris Doukas actively participated in the discussions hosted in the session entitled "The process for the EU vision for decarbonization and the role of scenario and model analysis", by also presenting the scope of PARIS REINFORCE, and highlighting details of the I2AM PARIS platform and the co-creation component of the project (link).