CLIMATE RECON 2050 – Intra-EU Exchange to Raise Awareness and Build Capacity on Long-Term Climate Strategies
The project’s core building blocks are the Policy-Maker Platform, a forum for governmental representatives tasked with developing long-term climate strategies to exchange experiences with developing such policy frameworks, highlight best practices and locate synergies, and the Technical Dialogue that brings together modellers and researchers to generate and exchange knowledge on decarbonisation scenarios development, analytical approaches and results presentation.
The project consists of a number of parallel workshops bringing together policymakers and modelling experts from across Europe, allowing those two groups to exchange experiences and best practices within and between the groups. The first such event is due to take place mid-April 2018. As a core group of Member States, the project has received support from the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Italy, Poland and Germany. The project will additionally result in a number of dissemination events, webinars and publications that aim to present insights from the two fora to a broader audience, but also allow interested stakeholders, beyond the ones directly participating in the project, to feed inputs into the ongoing discussions. The project is led by the Ecologic Institute in cooperation with eight partners representing research organisations, climate governance experts, modellers and scenario builders from across Europe (Poland, France, Italy, Denmark, Hungary).
Climate Recon 2050: 1st Meeting of the Technical Dialogue, Berlin, April 2018
Despite existing and foreseen political commitments (e.g. Paris Agreement, Governance of the Energy Union), only a minority of EU Member States has thus far formulated a robust long-term climate strategy – and the existing ones differ in scope and level of detail. The project aims to fill a gap in the landscape of existing politico-technical processes and seeks to support national planning processes by fostering a community of experts and policy-makers for the promotion of long-term climate strategies as a tool to guide the low-carbon transformation in Europe – and add relevant knowledge.
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.