After 3.5 very productive years, which have been societally challenging yet scientifically exciting, and in which we worked with thousands of stakeholders to co-create modelled pathways for supporting climate action in Europe and worldwide, the PARIS REINFORCE research project is coming to an end. To celebrate what we achieved and to share the knowledge co-/produced all these years, we are hosting our final conference at Sorbonne University, in Paris, France, on November 15, 2022.
The conference agenda includes four main sessions, following some welcome notes and opening remarks by all co-hosts.
In the first session, "Quantifying the road to Paris", we will present core PARIS REINFORCE outputs regarding global climate action, with an explicit focus on major economies.
The second session, "Towards Net Zero Emissions in the EU" attempts a deep-dive into European Paris-compliant pathways and respective policy implications that were produced in the project, with a focus on bottlenecks to EU industrial decarbonisation.
Following the lunch break, a targeted session, "Enabling climate policy support", will offer a detailed presentation of how the project's flagship exchange platform,I2AM PARIS, has facilitated decision-making, how it plans to secure sustainability beyond the project duration, and what critical lessons were learnt from interacting with and enabling so many research teams.
The final session, "Planning in the light of today’s threats to sustainability", will tackle all emerging challenges to EU and international sustainability, including the COVID-19 pandemic (and recovery efforts), today's energy crisis, and the prospect of phasing out Russian fossil-fuel imports.
All sessions will be followed by a panel discussion among project members and external experts, which will be interactive with the audience.
Join us on November 15, at 09.00 CET, at Sorbonne, to learn about our key findings, ask your questions, and raise your concerns—we would be delighted to discuss together on the future of the EU and the planet. You may register here (link).
To enter the university and the Louis Liard Amphitheatre, you need to register as well as have a Passport (or ID card, for EU citizens).
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