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Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe

Objective

The Paris Agreement substantially increased the need for countries and regions to understand the full economic, social and environmental implications of the deep decarbonisation to which the global community is now committed. The EU has long had decarbonisation ambitions, but there remains considerable uncertainty as to precisely how these ambitions will be achieved, or what the impacts of such achievement will be on the EU economy and society more generally. INNOPATHS will resolve this uncertainty to the extent possible, will characterise and provide a quantification of the uncertainty which remains, and will describe in great detail a number of possible low-carbon pathways for the EU, together with the economic, social and environmental impacts to which they are likely to lead. These pathways will be co-designed with the aid of 23 stakeholders from different sectors who have already provided letters of support to INNOPATHS. INNOPATHS will suggest through this analysis how the benefits of these pathways, such as new industries, jobs and competitiveness, may be maximized, and how any negative impacts, such as those on low-income households, or on carbon-intensive sectors, may be mitigated. INNOPATHS will communicate its insights through the normal scientific channels, and make substantial contributions to the scientific literature, but will go well beyond this in terms of interactions with stakeholders, building on the co-design processes in the project to reach out to stakeholder networks of businesses, NGOs, local and national policy makers. INNOPATHS will create four innovative online tools to explain its pathways, technological transitions and policies, to different constituencies. Through these tools and other dissemination and communication mechanisms, INNOPATHS will have a substantial impact on the climate and energy policy debates up to and beyond 2020, increasing the probability that decisions in this area will be taken in an informed and cost-effective way

Field of science

  • /humanities/languages and literature/literature - general
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-OneStageB
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 159 600,24

Participants (14)

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 947 004,55
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 912 331,25
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
E3-MODELLING AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 808 531,25
Address
Panormou 70-72
11523 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 163 311,25
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 188 362,35
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 257 764,50
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75337 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 443 213,75
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 193 868,75
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 192 075
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALLIANZ CLIMATE SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 925
Address
Koningstrasse 28
80335 München
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 46 875
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
NICE AND SERIOUS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 160 827,05
Address
Unit 1 Trowbray House 108 Weston Street
SE1 3QB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 421 026,31
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments