"Realising the Potential for Climate Change Mitigation Options - Implementing the Paris Agreement in Europe and beyond"
Brussels, 6 February 2018 CEPS Conference Room, Place du Congrès 1, 1000 Brussels
On 6 February 2018, CARISMA organised its final project conference in Brussels. At the conference, the CARISMA team presented the main findings from its work on:
- The social, economic and environmental impacts of mitigation options in different country contexts when implemented on a scale required for realising climate and socio-economic goals;
- How effectiveness of national and European climate change policies can be influenced by developments in the policy and societal context;
- Positive or negative interactions with other climate or environmental policies, as well as innovation policies at the country or firm level;
- International cooperation in the field of technology and innovation, as well as on the ‘transfer’ of effective policies to other contexts.
At the conference, the outcomes of CARISMA were presented against the backdrop of an increasing need to scale up mitigation options for realising the goals of the Paris Agreement. In practice, scaling up of (technology) options is often hindered by aspects such as: sector- or economy-wide costs or welfare impacts, public resistance or insufficient consideration of local context factors. At the conference, these aspects, with recommendations from CARISMA on how to address these, were discussed with practitioners from the public and private sector.
A summary of the CARISMA results is available here.
The list of participants is available here.
Please find below an overview of the Conference programme (for the names and affiliations in bold, links to the presentations are available)
Session 1 panellist Corrado Topi (GreenEcoNet) explains why small and medium-sized enterprises are important players for realising the potential for climate change mitigation
Panellists discuss international cooperation on research and innovation of options for climate change mitigation