1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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
4. The EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism towards net zero: mitigating adverse impacts on least developed countries
As part of its ongoing efforts towards net zero by 2050, the European Parliament and the Council have reached an agreement on the implementation of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), the EU's landmark tool to put a fair price on the carbon emitted during the production of carbon-intensive goods entering the EU and to encourage cleaner industrial production in non-EU countries.