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ECEMP 2022 - Acting on the ambitions to a net-zero EU: roadblocks, challenges, and opportunities
PARIS REINFORCE was among the ten H2020 research projects behind the organisation of this year's European Climate and Energy Modelling Platform (ECEMP), revolving around "ambitions to a net-zero EU: roadblocks, challenges, and opportunities", hosted online, on October 5-7, 2022.
The annual ECEMP conference brings together Europe’s climate and energy modelling community over a three-day period in a forum for deep exchange of research and modelling practice and varied discussions. The event typically features a balanced mix of high-level panel discussions and interactive workshop sessions to enable a peer-reviewed digest of models and policy insights for the transformation of the European energy system. The ECEMP 2022 conference, in particular, was a platform for exchange among researchers and modelling teams from across Europe; from H2020 projects, representatives of the European Commission as well as partners from industry and civil society. It was planned as an online event, due to uncertainties regarding the possibility of physical meetings, although it was set up so as to enable interaction and ensure an engaging, policy-oriented, and enjoyable conference experience. The conference featured three themes, one per day:
- Day 1: Energy security and geopolitics for fossil and low-carbon fuels
- Day 2: Innovation, societal and technical changes for Net Zero
- Day 3: The latest IPCC findings and implications for national and short term policies
The event agenda can be found here.
Apart from co-hosting the conference, PARIS REINFORCE also presented three studies:
October 5 (Day 1) - Energy security and geopolitics for fossil and low-carbon fuels: An integrated methodology for power generation planning decision support: the case of Greece’s green hydrogen economy. by Koutsandreas, D., Trachanas, G.P., Pappis, I., Nikas, A., Doukas, H.. & Psarras, J.
October 6 (Day 2) - Innovation, societal and technical changes for Net Zero: What do experts perceive as critical game-changing innovations to consider in modelling and policy? by Perdana, S., Xexakis, G., Koasidis, K., Vielle, M., Nikas, A., Doukas, H., Gambhir, A., Anger-Kraavi, A., May, E., McWilliams, B., & Boitier, B.
October 6 (Day 2) - Innovation, societal and technical changes for Net Zero: Stakeholder-informed modelling to decarbonise the Greek power sector in the light of today's energy crisis. by Koasidis, K., Karamaneas, A., Nikas, A., Koutsandreas, D., & Doukas, H.
You may read all about the project's presentations in international scientific conferences here.
ECEMP is the rebranded Energy Modelling Platform for Europe (EMP-E), aiming to reflect the increasing role of climate policies and climate change and their impact on energy demand and supply planning. The original EMP-E was created in 2017 and has since been organised on a yearly basis by the H2020 Energy Modelling group – a group of projects funded by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Programme. This year, the event was coordinated by ECEMF – the European Climate and Energy Modelling Forum, and supported by the projects SENTINEL, NAVIGATE, WHY, OpenENTRANCE, PLANET, CINTRAN, PARIS REINFORCE, EMB3RS, and newTRENDs. The conference does not have a registration fee as it is funded by the European Commission. All ten projects contributing to the conference have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.