The PARIS REINFORCE project hosted a virtual workshop, on May 2nd, 2022, to discuss and refine the project’s modelling results on low-carbon pathways for Brazil with stakeholders from the public and private sector as well as academia. The workshop aimed to receive feedback for the Brazilian whole-energy system low-carbon pathways modelling that the project consortium had already undertaken, as well as to identify bottlenecks hampering the decarbonisation pathways and to co-create guardrails for a transformative policy mix that could overcome those bottlenecks, with a particular focus on the transport sector.
Likewise, the project hosted another online workshop, on May 9th, 2022, with Canadian stakeholders. Like in the case of Brazil, the consortium along with several stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and civil society sought to identify bottlenecks potentially jeopardising the transition to a low-carbon transport system in Canada, and together co-define transformative strategies that can overcome these bottlenecks.
In an opinion post in New Europe, PARIS REINFORCE project coordinator, Prof. Haris Doukas (NTUA), discusses how the 'energy trilemma' is outdated and insufficient to address challenges associated with climate change mitigation in view of COVID-19 recovery efforts and the Ukraine conflict. He iterates the need to incorporate a more 'human' element, that of energy citizenship, discussing how it can help mitigate the current energy price spikes while meeting longer-term policy considerations, such as energy/climate justice and fossil fuel divestment.
Seven more scientific publications have been made available since March 2022:
Koasidis, K., Nikas, A., Karamaneas, A., Saulo, M., Tsipouridis, I., Campagnolo, L., Gambhir, A., Van de Ven, D.-J., McWilliams, B., & Doukas, H. (2022). Climate and sustainability co-governance in Kenya: A multi-criteria analysis of stakeholders' perceptions and consensus. Energy for Sustainable Development, 68, 457-471. (link)
Song, S., Lin, H., Sherman, P., Yang, X., Chen, S., Lu, X., ... & McElroy, M. B. (2022). Deep Decarbonization of the Indian Economy: 2050 Prospects for Wind, Solar, and Green Hydrogen. iScience, 104399. (link)
Burke, J., & Gambhir, A. (2022). Policy incentives for Greenhouse Gas Removal Techniques: the risks of premature inclusion in carbon markets and the need for a multi-pronged policy framework. Energy and Climate Change, 3, 100074. (link)
Babonneau, F., & Vielle, M. (2022). A post-COVID-19 economic assessment of the Chilean NDC revision. Climate Change Economics, in press. (link)
Doukas, H., Arsenopoulos, A., Lazoglou, M., Nikas, A., & Flamos, A. (2022). Wind repowering: Unveiling a hidden asset. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 162, 112457. (link)
Speth, D., Plötz, P., Funke, S., & Vallarella, E. (2022). Public fast charging infrastructure for battery electric trucks – a model-based network for Germany. Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability. In press. (link)
Wilgosh, B., Sorman, A. H., & Barcena, I. (2022). When two movements collide: learning from labour and environmental struggles for future Just Transitions. Futures, 137, 102903. (link)
Visit the scientific publications section of our website and explore all papers produced in the context of PARIS REINFORCE.