The EU-funded project CARISMA (Horizon 2020 programme) held its Final Project Conference in Brussels on 6 February 2018. CARISMA started in February 2015 with a focus on a wide range of research and innovation aspects related to development and diffusion of (technology) options for climate change mitigation. More information can be found on www.carisma-project.eu.
At the Final Conference, the outcomes of the project are presented against the backdrop of an increasing need to scale up mitigation options for realising the goals of the Paris Agreement. In practice, scaling up of (technology) options is often hindered by aspects such as: sector- or economy-wide costs or welfare impacts, public resistance, or insufficient consideration of local context factors. At the conference, these aspects, with recommendations from CARISMA on how to address these, will be discussed with practitioners from the public and private sector.
The conference had four sessions, which are further explained in the attached programme (which only shows confirmed speakers and speakers that have tentatively agreed):
1. Overview of CARISMA results and their policy implications
2. Integrating social and technological innovation for mitigation in the EU
3. Making context-sensitive climate policy
4. Ways forward for research and innovation for climate change mitigation