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4I-TRACTION – Innovation, Investment, Infrastructure and sector Integration: TRAnsformative policies for a ClimaTe-neutral European UnION

Objective

To achieve climate neutrality by 2050, EU policy will have to be reoriented. It needs work simultaneously towards climate neutrality across the economy rapidly enough to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals, while delivering on a broad range of issues, from competitiveness and productivity to employment and health. The concept of the European Green Deal captures this overarching narrative. However, to mobilise the creative, financial and political resources to achieve the required degree of technological, economic and behavioural change, the EU also needs a governance framework that facilitates cross-sectoral policy integration and allows citizens, public and private stakeholders to participate in the process and to own the results.
4I-TRACTION analyses what transformative climate policy could look like for the EU. Based on a stocktake of existing climate policies and their performance, it will spell out a number of policy avenues and an overarching governance framework, to describe how the current mix of EU climate and energy policies needs to evolve in the 2020s to set course for climate neutrality by 2050. The analysis will be structured around four cross-cutting core challenges, the “4 I’s”: 1) fostering breakthrough Innovation, 2) shifting Investment and finance, 3) rolling out the Infrastructure for a climate-neutral and resilient economy, and 4) Integrating solutions across sectors. This structure reflects that a systemic transformation will need to evolve beyond sectoral policy approaches. Incorporating scientific insights and policies from outside the EU as well as examining how the EU’s efforts interact with those of other key countries, the analysis will also include the global context. The analysis will be thoroughly grounded in science, but also aligned with the EU's dynamic political environment. To receive input, provide feedback and validate conclusions, the project will closely engage with a broad set of stakeholders throughout its lifespan.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-CLA-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 937 562,50

Participants (8)

CLIMATE ANALYTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 578 070
Address
Ritterstrasse 3
10969 Berlin
Activity type
Other
CE - ONDERZOEK, ADVIES ENCONSULTANCY VOOR DUURZAAMHEID BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 498 555
Address
Oude Delft 180
2611 HH Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WISEEUROPA - FUNDACJA WARSZAWSKI INSTYTUT STUDIOW EKONOMICZNYCH I EUROPEJSKICH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 206 593,75
Address
Ul Krolewska 2 Lok 26
00 065 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
I4CE - INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE ECONOMICS
France
EU contribution
€ 384 068,75
Address
10 Rue De Penthievre
75008 Paris
Activity type
Other
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 641 625
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 356 218,75
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 146 031,25
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 248 343,75
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments