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TRANSrisk Policy Lunch "Paris in Practice: Understanding the Risks and Uncertainties"

06
Nov
6 November 2018,
10:30 to 15:30

The EC Horizon 2020 funded TRANSrisk project invites you to one of our final dissemination events, “Paris in Practice: Understanding the Risks and Uncertainties”, in Brussels on the 6th November.

This event will explore how the countries of the European Union can make the transition towards zero or even negative emissions, as envisaged by 2015’s Paris Agreement, with help of a better understanding of the risks and uncertainties this transition entails. We will present new tools and techniques that can help develop robust, effective climate policy.

Risks and uncertainties relate to the possible consequences of climate policies for our economies, environment and society, as well as the risk that climate solutions cannot be implemented due to unforeseen constraints. While risks and uncertainties affect all areas of policymaking, the sheer scale of the transition needed to hit 2050 climate targets means that even unlikely risks and small uncertainties can have an enormous impact on the success of a low carbon transition. Understanding and mitigating risks and uncertainties is therefore of key importance to effective, robust, climate policy. In addition, there can also be uncertainty about potential opportunities or co-benefits, which was also considered in TRANSrisk’s analysis.

Our results will help inform more effective climate change policy, which is directly relevant for implementation of the Paris Agreement. Not only does the TRANSrisk toolbox support countries in formulating Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), it also helps to scale up the ambitions of future NDCs, in support of the Global Stocktake.

Please RSVP with your name, position and organisation to transrisk@sussex.ac.uk. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to share the invitation with colleagues.

More on the event (agenda, etc.) can be found at our website.

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Organiser

TRANSrisk project; Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex; Technoeconomics of Energy Systems laboratory, University of Piraeus

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Location

Square Conference Centre Glass Entrance Mont des Arts/Kunstberg (Belgium)