Responding to climate change requires transdisciplinary processes to come into play in order to put together a jigsaw of initiatives that altogether constitute effective national, regional and global climate policies. These policies must be science-based, technically feasible, financially viable, socially acceptable, and robust, as well as globally coordinated in a cooperative, Talanoa-spirit manner.
PARIS REINFORCE is an EU-funded research and innovation project aimed at effectively supporting the design of climate policies, in light of these requirements; it started in June 2019 and is expected to run until summer 2022.
In particular, the project aims to develop a novel, demand-driven, integrated assessment model-oriented framework for effectively supporting the design and analysis of climate policies in the European Union as well as in other major emitters and selected less emitting countries, in respect to the Paris Agreement and associated challenges.
By engaging policymakers and scientists/modellers, in an innovative way, PARIS REINFORCE will create the open-access and transparent data exchange platform I2AM PARIS, in order to support the effective implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the preparation of future action pledges, the development of 2050 decarbonisation strategies, and the reinforcement of the 2023 Global Stocktake.
Strong stakeholder engagement is very important for the implementation of PARIS REINFORCE. Specifically, stakeholders will drive all modelling and policy support processes of PARIS REINFORCE, by actively participating in all stages of the project. These include defining the policy questions, modelling needs and parameters as well as the specifications and requirements of the I2AM PARIS platform, of which they will be the end users. The ongoing stakeholder dialogue begins with the identification, analysis and selection of the project’s key stakeholders, establishes the project’s Stakeholder Council, and maintains an exhaustive and ongoing dialogue, in which relevant stakeholder groups are placed at the core of all scientific processes, in line with the Talanoa dialogue spirit.
We invite you to register in the PARIS REINFORCE Stakeholder Council here.