Shared effort needed to mitigate climate change
No one-size-fits-all solution exists for decarbonisation. Therefore, it is important to assess the obstacles and opportunities in each EU Member State. The EU-funded PLEDGES project will provide EU policymakers a tool to downscale EU and world climate mitigation policy to national levels. Based on an effort-sharing approach, it will set a European carbon budget and allocate an allowance of carbon emissions to each EU region, country, or even person. Once a potential carbon budget for each Member State is calculated, the PLEDGES tool will simulate necessary deviations from the assumed national quotas and evaluate how those deviations impact the other Member States.