Event - Online
EU Climate Neutrality Policy and Knowledge Sharing Event
The 4i-TRACTION project was featured at a session at the CINEA EU Policy and Knowledge Sharing Webinar on Climate Neutrality which provided early insights from three projects, that aim to enable greater climate ambition by providing timely and relevant research insights for policymaking.
Over two afternoon sessions, the fourth edition of the EU Policy and Knowledge Sharing Webinar on Climate Neutrality presented important topics discussing how to achieve the challenging task of decarbonising the European Union by 2050. The event was aimed at spurring closer cooperation between EU projects by sharing their recent insights and providing an opportunity to exchange views between the projects and EU policymakers. In the first session, the event commenced with the perspective of the EU, which then followed with presentations on topics of Green Recovery and Just Transition, as well as Negative Emission Technologies deployed in Climate Change Mitigation.
The 4i-TRACTION project featured at a session which provided early insights from three projects, that aim to enable greater climate ambition by providing timely and relevant research insights and feeding them back into the policy process. Damien Meadows of DG CLIMA kicked off the session by providing a scoping input of the perspective of the European Commission. Bettina Kampman of CE Delft then took an EU focus by presenting 4i-TRACTION: Transformative Policies for a Climate-Neutral European Union. At the international level, Wolfgang Obergassel of the Wuppertal Institute presented NDC ASPECTS: Taking a sectoral approach to climate policy. Lastly, Robert Pietzcker of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) presented on the use of models in policy making to reach net-zero, as part of the European Climate and Energy Modelling Forum (ECEMF). The session featured a moderated discussion on how research projects can best support the design, formulation and implementation of more ambitious climate policy. Input was provided from each of the three presenters of the projects as well as Claire Dupont, Assistant Professor at Ghent University. Benjamin Görlach of the Ecologic Institute moderated the session.