The deep decarbonisation of Europe: Opening the “modeling space” for decision makers to accelerate necessary transformation
The European Calculator project is organizing a series of Town Hall debates aimed at identifying the critical enabling components needed to achieve Europe’s medium to long-term decarbonisation pathways. The event will demonstrate how the net-zero targets can be achieved whilst minimizing wider social-economic and environmental impacts by using the EUCalc model.
We invite you to take part in the EUCalc Town Hall event taking place in Copenhagen, on 28 February 2020, from 09.30 AM to 13.00 PM. The event is co-hosted by the University of Copenhagen and Danish Agriculture & Food Council.
Driving effective sectoral policies for achieving the overall objectives of the European Green Deal (carbon neutrality in 2050, but also the protection of biodiversity) will become a pressing necessity in the months and years to come. Against this background, the EUCalc research project provides decision-makers with a highly accessible, user-friendly, dynamic modelling solution to quantify the sectoral energy demand, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trajectories and social implications of lifestyles and energy technology choices in Europe. As such, it provides granular understanding and means for engagement for a diverse European and National policy makers, businesses, NGOs and other actors of society about a technological and societal transformation in order to reach a carbon neutral Europe whilst remaining mindful of the global dynamics. With the help of the Transition Pathways Explorer and related e-learning tools, end-users are able to create their own pathways for Europe and assess the impacts of their choices at the European and individual Member State levels including Switzerland, providing a unique perspective on the role and potential of the member states and the EU as a whole, in meeting global climate mitigation commitments.
The Town Hall events will engage a broad section of decision makers working on decarbonization pathways from government, business and civil society.
The Town Hall events will showcase the EUCalc model and enable participants to explore possible applications of the tool to assist them in their work related to strategic decision making towards their decarbonization journey. In particular, these discussions aim at supporting an informed decision on the choice of energy, technology, associated GHG emissions and resources debate for a carbon neutral Europe by 2050.
During the event, the scope and features of the EUCalc model will be explained and key initial findings showcased using the Transition Pathways Explorer. This will be followed by an interactive dialogue with participants to enable feedback, to discuss efforts for a fair and effective transition towards carbon neutrality in practice and to explore possible applications of the model in assisting the participants in their decision-making related to energy, resource use and climate change.
Register at eventbrite here
Deadline for registration is 22 February 2020.
Wusheng Yu, Professor, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.
Francesco Clora, PhD Student, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.