Görlach, Benjamin, Anuschka Hilke, Bettina Kampmann, Kati Kulovesi, Brendan Moore and Tomas Wyns (2022): Transformative climate policies: a conceptual framing of the 4i’s. 4i-TRACTION Deliverable D 1.1. Ecologic Institute; Berlin
Transformative Climate Policies: a Conceptual Framing of the 4i’s
What makes climate policy transformative? This report sets out the conceptual framing of transformation and transformative climate policies taken in the 4i-TRACTION project.
This report sets out the conceptual framing of transformation and transformative climate policies taken in the 4i-TRACTION project. Transformative EU climate policy needs to address the challenge of transforming the European Union to climate neutrality in its entirety – across all sectors, addressing all its technological, economic, political and social implications. The report sets out four ‘hallmarks’ that distinguish a transformative approach to climate policy, namely:
- Thinking back from the end
- Overcoming path-dependencies
- Developing transformational institutions
- Fostering sectoral and technical integration
The report then discusses the four cross-cutting challenges, which EU climate policy needs to address as key vectors for the transformation to climate neutrality - the 4 i's central to the 4i-TRACTION project:
- Stimulating innovation to transform the material base of the EU economy
- Rolling out the necessary infrastructure for a resilient, climate-neutral economy
- Shifting investment and finance
- Achieving integration of policies and technologies across sectors
These four key challenges will guide the 4i-TRACTION project in its entirety and serve as lenses to grasp and foster transformation in EU climate policymaking.