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D5.3 Synthesis report of the broad insights and analysis of WP3 and WP4

This Deliverable D5.3 synthesised and summarised the work undertaken in INNOPATHS Work Packages 3 and 4, and the insights deriving from them. It reviewed the four different narratives of deep decarbonisation created by the project through a process of co-design with stakeholders: New Players and Systems; Incumbents; Efficiency and Sufficiency; and Europe of Multiple Speeds. […]

D4.4: Report on governance of low-carbon transitions and infrastructure development

Summary City-level decisions are crucial for delivering a low carbon transition, particularly as urban population dynamics and environments change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ensuring appropriate governance structures, mechanisms and resources to facilitate these decisions is therefore essential. Based on a systematic literature review by van der Heijden (2019), this report develops a simple […]

D3.9 Report on decarbonisation in the transport sector

Summary The INNOPATHS project is using an intensive process of stakeholder engagement and co-design in order to inform the development of technologically-detailed decarbonisation pathways for Europe out to 2050. Building on the stakeholder-developed narratives, state-of-the-art energy-economy-transport models will develop quantitative scenarios leading towards low-carbon transformation pathways. In addition, sector-specific tasks focus on improving the model […]

D2.6 Decarbonisation Policy Evaluation Tool [DPET] ) previously referred to as the “Policy Assessment Framework Online Tool”

Summary This deliverable summarizes insights from the systematic literature review of the environmental, technical and socio-economic impacts of policy instruments that are being considered to foster transitions to carbon neutral economies—work that was carried out under T2.5 of the INNOPATHS project. It also presents and describes the Decarbonisation Policy Evaluation Tool (DPET), an online tool […]

D2.2 Prototype of Policy Evaluation Tool [Online Tool]

Summary This deliverable presents and describes the prototype for the Policy Evaluation Tool (PET) which has been developed in the INNOPATHS project. The PET was designed to be an integrated, interactive and open online platform to be used by policy makers, industry representatives, researchers and the general public across Europe. The online tool gives guidance […]

Summary roadmap

Key messages: Massive expansion of cheap renewables will provide emission-free electricity and make deep electrification of all sectors a key pillar for climate neutrality. Beyond electrification, innovation, development and diffusion of currently immature technologies (hydrogen, e-fuels, CDR) is required to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors like heavy industry, freight transport and aviation. A substantial increase in the […]

Innovation for Decarbonisation

Key messages: The European transition towards net-zero emissions by 2050 requires both competitive technology costs and the removal of a wide array of non-cost-related diffusion barriers. Innovation successfully takes place when a diversity of actors and institutions share a common value system, which can be promoted by EU institutions providing a unifying framework across member […]

Finance for Decarbonisation

Key messages: Policies need to be designed and maintained that enable private capital to flow into low-cost project finance. Policy makers should use the window of opportunity provided by low general interest rate levels post COVID-19 to tackle the climate and the economic recovery challenges at the same time. Public funds and banks should be […]

Decarbonisation and Labour Markets

Key messages: The effect of subsidizing green employment may be estimated from US experience: green subsidies are more effective in regions with the appropriate green skills. The European Green Deal should make significant provision for retraining, taking account of the nature of workers’ existing skills, and the distribution of green industries across EU countries. Increases […]

Biochar for Decarbonisation

Key messages: The biochar system is an exceptional negative emissions technology (NET) that can remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in soil, thereby improving soil and conserving water, as well as having other possible uses. The lack of an enabling and supportive policy framework at the EU level, has been the main barrier […]