18 October 2019 - Stakeholder regional workshops

First PARIS REINFORCE Stakeholder Council Dialogue - Enhancing climate policy through co-creation

November 21, 2019

Location: Bruegel (Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels, Belgium)

Responding to climate change requires transdisciplinary processes to work together in order to co-design robust national, regional, and global climate policies. Such policies must be science-based, technically feasible, financially viable, socially acceptable, and coordinated in a cooperative manner.

In an attempt to develop such policies, PARIS REINFORCE, a Horizon 2020 project, aims to bridge the gap in the science-policy interface and underpin climate policymaking with authoritative scientific processes. To do so, PARIS REINFORCE can call upon the modelling capabilities of an ensemble of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) as well as other energy system and sectoral models. The project, through the introduction of an innovative stakeholder inclusion framework, will actively involve stakeholders in multiple aspects of the scientific processes, from the formulation of relevant policy questions to the definition of modelling assumptions.

Over the course of the projects’ three years, a Stakeholder Council will be developed and engaged with, embodying a diverse group of representatives, including national and EU policymakers; trade unions; industry associations and business networks; NGOs; academia and the research community; as well as civil society.

This first Stakeholder Council dialogue will comprise sessions detailing the capabilities of available models, a concept layout for the I2AM PARIS platform, as well as stakeholder-led sessions discussing and defining the most pertinent climate policy questions. Stakeholders can expect the following:

  • A first session conveying the capabilities of the PARIS REINFORCE modelling ensemble, i.e. what the models can and cannot do. The models have global, regional, and national capabilities.
  • The presentation of a concept version of the I2AM PARIS platform, which will align all modelling inputs, activities, and outputs, making them available to users over the course of the project. Stakeholders are asked to provide input and feedback relating to the first concept design.
  • Group sessions designed for embarking upon the co-design and co-creation of the PARIS REINFORCE modelling approach. Stakeholders are asked to actively contribute to discussions of the most pertinent climate topics and modelling needs, in a participatory process aimed at co-creating the most relevant and seminal research questions for the upcoming modelling runs. 

Guidelines for dialogue and logistics

  • The event will take place under Chatham House Rule.
  • Innovative format so as to facilitate interaction and dialogue.
    • Live polls through audience interaction tools (i.e. Sli.do).
    • Focus groups in parallel sessions/discussions.
  • The event will run from 08:30 to 16:15.
    • Breakfast, lunch, coffee and tea will all be provided

You may find the agenda here