4i-TRACTION report: Policy Avenues Towards a Climate-Neutral Europe

What could different policy avenues toward climate neutrality in the EU look like? Which strategies and instruments could EU policymakers choose from?

What can the EU learn from non-EU countries on its path to climate neutrality?

This policy brief summarises the results of 17 case studies of non-EU countries.

4i-TRACTION - innovation, investment, infrastructure and sector integration:
TRAnsformative policies for a ClimaTe-neutral European UnION

To achieve climate neutrality by 2050, EU policy will have to be reoriented – from incremental towards structural change. As expressed in the European Green Deal, the challenge is to initiate the necessary transformation to climate neutrality in the coming years, while enhancing competitiveness, productivity, employment.

To mobilise the creative, financial and political resources, the EU also needs a governance framework that facilitates cross-sectoral policy integration and that allows citizens, public and private stakeholders to participate in the process and to own the results. The 4I-Traction project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme analyses how this can be done.

18 Nov 2022

Event - Online

The third Community of Experts Coffee Hour considered the role of independent scientific expertise in policymaking. The Community was joined by the vice-chair of the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change (ESABCC), Professor Jette Bredahl Jacobsen.