Co-creating the new policies addressing the climate crisis

On November 21, 2019, the 1st Stakeholder Council Workshop for climate policies was held in Brussels with particular success, in the frame of the European level initiative “PARIS REINFORCE” towards the achievement of the Paris Agreement.

The project aims to establish a new scientific paradigm fostering cooperation among stakeholders, transparency, and robustness of decision support processes towards the formulation of policies that address the climate crisis. The Project Coordinator is the Associate Professor Haris Doukas from the Decision Support Laboratory of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA.

The Workshop was substantially the first ever Pan-European initiative for the co-creation of new climate policies, fed by the results of 6-month exhaustive consultations at national and European level, which followed innovative participatory processes, under the Talanoa Dialogue spirit also adopted in the recent UN Climate Change Conferences.

The Workshop was attended by high level staff of the EC Directorates-General (DGs) for Energy, Climate, and Research, Ministries and climate-related governmental bodies from EU Member States, representatives of international organisations, as well as by researchers.

The consultation resulted in the main policy questions to be further investigated by the ensemble of Integrated Assessment Models of PARIS REINFORCE, which are, among others, the Carbon Border Adjustment, the robustness of National Energy and Climate Plans of the EU Member States, the EU Internal Taxation Policies, and the socioeconomic impact of the declining carbon intensive sectors.

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