Supporting the development and diffusion of options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Identification of priorities for research and innovation on climate change mitigation options
Coordination of research and innovation in climate change mitigation-related programmes and projects
Recognition and improved understanding of the contextual factors relevant to realising climate change mitigation options
The project team
  • Supporting the development and diffusion of options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Identification of priorities for research and innovation on climate change mitigation options
  • Coordination of research and innovation in climate change mitigation-related programmes and projects
  • Recognition and improved understanding of the contextual factors relevant to realising climate change mitigation options
  • The project team

Course Correction: 2017 Amendments to the Austrian Electricity Act

Blog | 17 March 2017

The recent CARISMA discussion paper, Contextual factors affecting EU climate policies, discusses the institutional, economic, and social contexts which influence climate policy instruments, and the recent passage of the Green Electricity Act (GEA 2017) in Austria serves as a convenient example of how policymaking is influenced by such factors, and how they may help or hinder investment into low carbon policies requiring regular policy updates. Read more...

CARISMA/CTCN Radboud Summer School

Event | 24 February 2017

The CARISMA/CTCN Radboud Summer School will be implemented om 14-18 August 2017 and will introduce participants to the new institutional and governance framework following the Paris Agreement, and review how climate change mitigation policies to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement are being implemented in developed and developing countries. Read more... 

CARISMA Discussion Paper No. 1 - Contextual factors affecting EU climate policies and their outcomes

Discussion Paper | 28 February 2017

Institutional, economic and social contexts influence the formulation as well as the implementation of climate policy instruments. To design more robust and adaptive instruments, it is necessary to understand different categories and types of contextual factors that are central to EU climate change mitigation. This paper identifies three types of contextual factors: institutions and governance; innovation and investment; attitudes, behaviour and lifestyle.Read more...

CARISMA Workshop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Event | 23 February 2017

The CARISMA one-day workshop on "Research and innovation collaboration on climate change mitigation technologies between Europe and emerging economies"has been successfully implemented in the Public Library in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 20th February 2017. Read more...

CARISMA Working Document 4 - Energy effiency policies in Austria at different policy levels

Working Document | 5 December 2016

This working document highlights the interactions between energy efficiency policies at the federal and provincial government levels in Austria. The effectiveness of the new and current policies is difficult to ascertain, but the case study concludes that overlaps between different government subsidies imply that government funds are used inefficiently. The working paper concludes that a new target-oriented policy mix that is not entirely based on subsidies, but enables a combination with energy or environmental standards is a way to avoid these overlaps. Read more...

Power to Gas Indispensable for Reaching the 1.5 – 2 Degree Paris Targets: 3 mitigation policy biases

Blog | 4 November 2016

One of the main biases in international mitigation strategies is related to what I believe is a wrong perception of the role of electrons versus molecules in our energy system. Currently, some 80% of energy delivered worldwide to end-users is by way of molecules (mainly oils, gases and biomass) and only around 20% through electrons (power). Yet, most of the subsidies and innovation to make the system greener is focused on electrons (renewable power production), while the replacement of grey by green energy in the ‘world of energy molecules’ is proceeding much slower (mainly the slowly progressing green fuels/gases and co-firing). Read more...

CARISMA Working Document 3 - Effects of Interactions between EU Climate and Energy Policies

Working Document | 4 November 2016

The CARISMA case study analysis on energy and climate policy interactions addresses: policy interactions between different policy levels, interactions  between short and long term policies, and interactions that occur if stakeholders are indirectly affected by a policy instrument. Read more...

CARISMA Climate Change Mitigation Monitor - November 2016

Climate Change Mitigation Monitor | 4 November 2016

The CARISMA project thas published the seventh Climate Change Mitigation Monitor. The publication series includes a mix of climate change mitigation (policy) commentaries, references to relevant publications, and CARISMA project updates. Issue no. 7 (November 2016). Read more...

Easier in theory than in practice: The nitty-gritty details of monitoring climate policies and emissions

Blog | 9 September 2016

Stefan Bößner of the Stockholm Environment Institute participated in the EIONET (European Environment Information and Observation Network) workshop on the details of emissions reporting and the challenges of getting reliable data on climate change policies. For two days, Member State representatives, European Commission officials and research institutions discussed how to improve reporting on emissions and pondered the effectiveness of policies deemed to reduce them, offering important insights into the complex world of climate change mitigation data usage. Read more..

CARISMA's First Synthesis Report

Publication | 5 September 2016

CARISMA has prepared a Synthesis Report to summarise the work done during the first 18 months of the project. It describes for each main topic what has been done, what has been achieved and what will be the next steps. Based on the preliminary project results, a set of key messages have been found. Read more...

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