EU Pavilion Side Event at COP 27: Bridging the gap to the Paris Agreement objectives

November 15, 2022

ENGAGE Partners and the Institut du DĂ©veloppement Durable et des Relations Internationales feature opportunities for international collaboration to support enhanced national ambition.

This event presents a globally comprehensive multi-model stocktake on the gap between current pledges and the Paris Agreement goals. It then presents several scenarios to ratchet up ambition of the NDCs and long-term goals, as well as the global enablers for eight major economies to implement deep decarbonisation pathways in their countries, according to in-country analyses and experts. These strategies and enablers constitute poignant themes for global climate discussions, including the GST.

Agenda:

  • Introduction by Vicky Pollard, EC DG Clima (5 min) 
  • Presentation on current pledges and the emission gap, by Bas van Ruijven, IIASA (10 min) 
  • Presentation of scenarios to close the emission gap, by Isabela Schmidt Tagomori, PBL (10 min) 
  • Presentation on the global narratives, by Johannes Svensson, IDDRI (10 min) 
  • Presentation of the global enablers emerging from a country analysis (Brazil), by Emilio Lèbre la Rovere, COPPE (10 min) 
  • Q&A (15 min) 

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European Commission report on climate action in a post-covid-19 world

Monday, December 6, 2021

As the COVID-19 crisis hit at the beginning stages of the ENGAGE project, the consortium was able to integrate the potential game-changing nature of the crisis into the assessment of multidimensional feasibility and new emissions pathways. As such these contributions and insights were featured in a novel European Commission publication, Climate Action in the Post-COVID-19 World.

ENGAGE contribution, “From COVID-19 shock to green recovery” addressed: power sector dynamics, showing that there was reduced coal use in the power sector during the pandemic, results from policymaker stakeholder surveys, highlighting the expectation that the pandemic will increase the commitment to polices related to low-carbon energy and transport sectors, and how low-energy demand would reduce the costs of meeting the Paris Agreement climate targets.

Contributions included key partners from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), RFF-CMCC European Instute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE), and Central European University (CEU).

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