Projects funded under the Horizon2020 funding programme contributed to the DG Research and Innovation & EASME coordinated policy session on ‘How economic and social actors can champion CO2 phase-out’ which took place on 22 June in Brussels.
The session was part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week and featured contributions from three EU-funded research projects, which was followed by a panel discussion:
- INNOPATHS: Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe
- REINVENT: Realising Innovation in Transitions for Decarbonisation
- EU-CALC: EU Calculator: trade-offs and pathways towards sustainable and low-carbon European Societies
Prof Paul Ekins, INNOPATHS project coordinator, addressed the following questions during his presentation:
- Can deep decarbonisation pathways be reconciled with the political objectives of reinvigorating European industries and strengthening economic competitiveness?
- What does science have to say about the risks and opportunities related to innovation, deployment, financing or public acceptance?
Watch the full presentation below.
INNOPATHS will also contribute to the work of a high-level expert panel, established by the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation), which prepares a report on the research and innovation challenges that will have to be tackled on the way towards the full decarbonisation of the European economy. This report will be published mid-2018.
A copy of the presentation slides are available on the EUSEW2017 website.