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Watch the DEEDS Final Conference

Save the date: 15th-16th September 2020

DEEDS Final Conference

Save the date: 15th-16th September 2020

Special Edition Newsletter: Final Conference, Policy recommendations and Results

Special Edition Newsletter: Final Conference, Policy recommendations and Results

Policy Brief: Implications of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Decarbonisation Pathways

This DEEDS Policy Brief outlines key features of near- and long-term EU research, innovation and policy to adapt decarbonisation pathways in light of the impacts of Covid-19 and to leverage emerging thinking in how we produce and consume energy.

The impact of COVID-19 on behaviour of Europeans and how this can impact decarbonisation

The Covid-19 pandemic had a considerable impact on human behaviour. How this, moreover, effected sectors such as the decarbonisation and the economy is outlined in this blog article by DEEDS project manager Adriaan Slob, TNO.

The impact of Covid-19 on the critical role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in electricity sector decarbonisation

Small and medium enterprises play a crucial role in decarbonisation efforts in the electricity sector of the EU. How they were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic is summarised in this blog article by Elena Beianu, Pénélope Nabet, Pierre Serkine of EIT InnoEnergy.

Implications of Covid-19 for the Decarbonisation of the Transport Sector

The Covid-19 pandemic impacts on the transport sector of the EU has been considerable. Read more about the short and long-term effects in this blog article by Neil Strachan (UCL, UK), Bob van der Zwaan (TNO, Netherlands), and Paul Deane (UCC, Ireland).

Covid-19 impacts on cities’ sustainability

How sustainability efforts by European cities have been infringed by the Covid-19 pandemic is outlined in this blog article by Maryna Henrysson, Rebecka Engström, Francesco Fuso Nerini of the Unit of Energy Systems, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

EU Sustainable Energy Week: Towards carbon neutrality in a thriving EU industrial sector – markets, investment and financing

This event will now take place online due to Covid-19.   The DEEDS Project invites you to the workshop:   The DEEDS Project invites you to the EU Sustainable Energy Week online session:  Towards carbon neutrality in a thriving EU industrial sector – markets, investment and financing   For more information, please click here.   […]

Newsletter April 2020

DEEDS Newsletter No. 6 – policy briefs, business guide to decarbonisation of Europe, webinar recording and more

Webinar: “What does the future hold for the EU’s research and innovation of decarbonisation?”

As the European Green Deal agenda is being set, decarbonisation will be a key consideration in moving this agenda forward for the EU, as will growing the competitiveness of the EU economy. This webinar will look at some of the most pressing questions around decarbonisation and the crucial next steps for the EU in becoming the first carbon-neutral continent.

Workshop postponed: “Making the European Green Deal happen: R&I Strategies for Member States and the EU”

This event has been postponed due to Covid-19. We will keep you informed of all changes.   The DEEDS Project invites you to the workshop:  “Making the European Green Deal happen: R&I Strategies for Member States and the EU” CDMA Building, Brussels Rue du Champ de Mars 21 / Marsveldstraat 21 Brussels   The European […]

Recommendations from the DEEDS special session at the Beyond Growth Conference

This knowledge co-creation conference will aim to advance the ongoing discussions on developing measures of wellbeing and sustainability and improving their use in integrated policy processes. It will take place on 28-29 October in Helsinki, Finland.

Video: The Decarbonisation of the Transport Sector in Europe – Key Challenges and Opportunities.

Anthony Velazquez Abad on the decarbonisation of the transport sector in Europe and its recognition within the Final Report of the Hight-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative.

Newsletter October 2019

DEEDS Newsletter No. 5 – news and activities on Transport, Cities and more

Workshop: “Pathways for decarbonised agriculture and food systems” (18 November 2019)

The transition towards a carbon neutral Europe will require deep changes in its economy, institutions, politics, social networks and people’s behaviour. The DEEDS workshop on “Pathways for decarbonised agriculture and food systems” discussed the recommendations of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative.

Workshop: “Priority actions to achieve zero-carbon cities” (8 October 2019)

The transition towards a carbon neutral Europe will require deep changes in its economy, institutions, politics, social networks and people’s behaviour. The DEEDS workshop on “Priority actions to achieve zero-carbon cities” discussed the recommendations of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative.

Workshop: “Finance and new business models for decarbonisation” (28 October 2019)

The transition towards a carbon neutral Europe will require deep changes in its economy, institutions, politics, social networks and people’s behaviour. The DEEDS workshop on “Finance and new business models for decarbonisation” discussed the recommendations of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative.

Beyond Growth conference, 28-29 October, Helsinki

This knowledge co-creation conference will aim to advance the ongoing discussions on developing measures of wellbeing and sustainability and improving their use in integrated policy processes. It will take place on 28-29 October in Helsinki, Finland.

To decarbonise Europe, we must decarbonise cities – and do so sustainably

If the EU is to be carbon neutral by 2050, an ambitious urban decarbonisation must happen in all its services. This must include climate change adaptation and mitigation approaches, as well as consider the most socio-economically vulnerable, in order to succeed.

Video: The Importance of the Energy Sector for European Decarbonisation

Maria van der Hoeven, member of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative and former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, explains the added value of the Final Report of High-Level Panel, how to proceed in the decarbonisation of the European energy sector and where the greatest opportunities for change within this sector lie.

Workshop: “Research & Innovation for unlocking the decarbonisation of transport” (17 September 2019)

The transition towards a carbon neutral Europe will require deep changes in its economy, institutions, politics, social networks and people’s behaviour. The DEEDS workshop on “Research & Innovation for unlocking the decarbonisation of transport” will discuss the recommendations of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative.

Video: The role of citizen engagement and social innovation in the EU Decarbonisation Process

Beata Jaczewska, member of the High-Level Panel (HLP) of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative, explains the contribution of the Final Report of the HLP to the EUs decarbonisation efforts and elaborates the special role Social Innovation plays in this. Social Innovation can only work if policy-makers understand what drives citizens’ behaviour to support decarbonisation.
See the Final Report of the High-Level Panel here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/final-report-high-level-panel-european-decarbonisation-pathways-initiative_en, Chapter 7 on Social Innovation.

Workshop Series 2019

The EU-funded DEEDS (Dialogue on European Decarbonisation Strategies) project has the mandate to facilitate a series of multi-stakeholder workshops in 2019, in order to further develop the recommendations of the final report by the High-level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathway Initiative.

Video: Decarbonising the Energy sector in Europe

Robert Pietzcker (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, PIK) member of DEEDS project, explains what the main challenges of the energy sector are and the contribution of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative to transform the sector.

Why social innovation is an essential part of the energy transition

The climate neutral transformation will require big technological and social changes. EU citizens play a crucial role for the decarbonisation of Europe’s economy and society.

Newsletter June 2019

DEEDS Newsletter No. 4 – news and activities on Industry, Energy and more

The role of ETS for the transformation and the interaction with national measures

EU emissions were reduced by 22% between 1990 and 2017, while the economy grew by 58%. One of the EU policies used towards emissions reduction is the Emissions Trading System (ETS), whose functioning was improved during the last reform, but is still lacking a crucial feature to ensure higher robustness

EUSEW Policy Conference session: Business collaborations to scale low-carbon energy solutions (19 June 2019)

In the frame of the Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (17-21 June), DEEDS member World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) will host a session on Business collaborations to scale low-carbon energy solutions on Wednesday 19 June, 9am-10.30am in Brussels

Workshop: “Decarbonising the energy sector through Research & Innovation” (17 June 2019)

The transition towards a carbon neutral Europe will require deep changes in its economy, institutions, politics, social networks and people’s behaviour. The DEEDS workshop on “Decarbonising the energy sector through Research & Innovation” will discuss the recommendation of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative.

Video: Towards a decarbonised industry sector in Europe

Zoi Vrontisi, member of DEEDS project (E3Modelling), explains what the main challenges of the industry sector are and what the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative has proposed to transform the sector.

Moving European industry towards a net-zero economy – addressing the Innovation gap

Transitioning to a prosperous and decarbonised European economy will require heavy lifting from European industry. Starting the conversation about challenges ahead and ideas for overcoming them is critical for getting Europe on the path to net-zero. Innovation will be central for limiting warming and ensuring a safe operating space for business, society and the environment.

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Newsletter April 2019

DEEDS No3:  Shape the future of research and innovation in Europe!

Workshop: “Business for an EU low carbon economy – solutions and policies” (13 May 2019)

The transition towards a carbon neutral Europe will require deep changes in its economy, institutions, politics, social networks and people’s behaviour. The DEEDS workshop on “Business for an EU low carbon economy – solutions and policies” will take place on 13 May 2019 in Brussels to discuss the recommendation of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative.

Video: What is social innovation?

DEEDS Coordinator Adriaan Slob explains the importance of social innovation for the decarbonisation of Europe and what challenges it faces.

DEEDS Consortium meeting, 14-15 March, Athens

The DEEDS Consortium will be meeting next week in Athens to discuss project progress, our workshop series, the dissemination of the Final Report of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative and much more.

Workshop: “Social Innovation and lifestyle change for the decarbonisation of Europe” (28 March 2019)

The transition towards a carbon neutral Europe will require deep changes in its economy, institutions, politics, social networks and people’s behaviour. The DEEDS workshop on “Social Innovation and lifestyle changes” discussed the recommendation of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative.

Newsletter December 2018

DEEDS December 2018: Special COP Issue

Newsletter November 2018

DEEDS November 2018 Newsletter: Reports📝 Meetings👥 COP 24💬

Newsletter May 2018

DEEDS May 2018 Newsletter: What’s new in 2018

Launch Event: Final Report of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative

The final report of the HLP of the European Decarbonisation Pathway Initiative highlights actions how we can shift to a zero-carbon society and avoid “Europe’s next big bang”.

DEEDS at COP24, Katowice

How can we meet the 1.5C target and what are the consequences if we don’t We are currently not on track to meet the Paris Agreement targets of limiting global warming to 1.5°C or even well below 2°C. What could be the long-term changes in regional and global climate and what could be the implications […]

Promoting the energy transition through innovation

A recent study by Nesta et al. (2018) shows that certain combinations of research and environmental policy instruments are more effective in promoting renewable energy innovation than others.

Climate Change is a Women’s Issue

Women are underrepresented in climate science and decision-making, although being powerful agents of change.

DEEDS Consortium Meeting in Potsdam (18-19 October)

DEEDS partners met in Potsdam (18-19 Oct 2018) to discuss COP, workshops and were visited by Prof. Schellnhuber.

Towards European decarbonisation

It is evident that decarbonization, and specifically deep decarbonization of Europe, will require a complete restructuring of the European economies, with long-lasting implications for all economic sectors, but also for the mind set of European citizens. Steering such a transformation will be possible only if a clear vision is developed.

An inclusive and participatory approach to European Decarbonisation Pathways

To create state-of the art knowledge, DEEDS is currently developing a database of scientific experts who can contribute to one or more of our research areas

DEEDS Consortium Meeting

From 15 to 16 March, the 15 DEEDS partners discussed progress and next steps

DEEDS is building its database of experts and stakeholders

We are looking for scientific experts and stakeholders from science, policy, industry and civil society to be part of the dialogue on decarbonisation pathways.

Networking for Decarbonisation Pathways

On 7 February 2018, projects under the Horizon 2020 Programme of the EU came together to discuss synergies and how to maximise their impact.

DEEDS at the CARISMA final conference

On 6 February 2018, DEEDS had its first public appearance at CARISMA’s final project conference in Brussels.