Projects for Energy and Climate Change

  • Employment 2025: How multiple transitions will affect the European labour market (NEUJOBS)

    NEUJOBS was a research project financed by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The project consisted of 29 partners and 23 Work Packages (WP). NEUJOBS objective was to analyse likely future developments in the European labour market(s), in view of four major transitions that are impacting employment and European societies in general. The first of these transitions is the socio-ecological one: a comprehensive change in the patterns of social organisation and culture, production and consumption that will drive humanity beyond the current industrial model towards a more sustainable future. The second is the societal transition produced by the combination of population ageing, low fertility rates, changing family structures, urbanisation and growing female employment. The third transition concerns new territorial dynamics and the balance between agglomeration and dispersion forces. The fourth is a skills (upgrading) transition and the partners were interested in its likely consequences for employment and (in) equality.

  • February 2011 - January 2014

    Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation Pathways and Evaluation of the Robustness of Mitigation Cost Estimates (AMPERE)

     Climate policy needs to aim at ambitious long-term climate stabilization. This will require managing the transition from carbon intensive to low carbon economies within this century. For the transition to be sustainable, it must not impede economic development and avoid environmental side effects. Research on mitigation pathways to a low carbon society and the associated mitigation costs is indispensable for informing policy makers. The project AMPERE will assess the multitude of mitigation pathways in a multi-model intercomparison exercise, their sensitivity to key socioeconomic and climate factors, and the robustness of mitigation costs. It will focus on three central areas: (i) The role of climate feedbacks and land use constraints on the remaining carbon budget for supplying societies around the globe with energy, (ii) the role of path dependency and innovation in the energy sector, (iii) the role of real world policy imperfections like market barriers and limited participation in climate policy regimes, and (iv) the implications for decarbonisation pathways for Europe.

    Website: http://ampere-project.eu/web/

  • January 2011 - May 2011

    Innovative Approaches towards EU Blending Mechanisms for Development Finance

    This study analysed the governance mechanisms for the new instruments blending EU grants for development aid to loans by the EIB and other European Development Finance Institutions.

     

  • December 2010 - September 2011

    Integrity of the Clean Development Mechanism

    This project aims to i) assess the merits and shortcomings of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) according to a set of criteria, ii) inform action at both UN and EU levels to improve the current CDM system and explore a transition from the CDM to sectoral mechanisms, iii) to address these issues particularly in large hydro and energy intensive sectors. This project is led by AEA in collaboration with CEPS, the Stockholm Environment Institute, and CO2logic.

     

  • November 2010 - April 2011

    Study on the Effects of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate sector-specific activities on Competitiveness and Productivity

     This project intends to identify success factors and lessons learned from the Asia-Pacific Partnership (APP) for a future initiative at international level. It consisted of an on-line survey and of questionnaires and interviews with government representatives and stakeholders.

  • October 2010 - December 2010

    A Study on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the EU's Emissions Trading System and How it can Drive Innovation

    The project, supported by the Mission of Norway, focused on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and its links to emissions reductions and innovation. The outputs of the project were:

    A lunchtime meeting presenting the interim results of the research, held in CEPS on 1 December 2010, which included introductory remarks by the Norwegian Mission Ambassador, a presentation of the research results by Christian Egenhofer, and comments by Yvon Slingenberg, DG Climate Action, and Folker Franz, BusinessEurope

  • September 2010 - October 2011

    Transatlantic Opportunities for meeting Challenges in Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Technologies

    This project has three main objectives: 1. Analyse EU and US energy technology road maps, the potential for synergies and opportunities for harmonisation, with the focus on energy R&D aimed at enhanced energy efficiency; 2. Identify joint EU‐US approaches to supporting emerging economies’ own efforts to embrace energy efficient and low carbon technologies; 3. Set the above in the context of the current global economic climate, and the respective EU, US and emerging countries’ actions for economic revival. The consortium is led by University College Dublin and composed of CEPS, Sustainable Energy Ireland, and University of California, Berkeley.

     

  • September 2010 - December 2014

    External Expertise for the European Parliament on Climate Change Issues

    CEPS is a member of a consortium led by ICEDD, Namur, and which includes TNO in Delft, and Perspectives Climate Change, Hamburg which can be called upon by the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament to provide advice in the area of climate change.

     

  • September 2010 - October 2011

    Transatlantic Opportunities for meeting Challenges in Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Technologies

    This project has three main objectives: 1. Analyse EU and US energy technology road maps, the potential for synergies and opportunities for harmonisation, with the focus on energy R&D aimed at enhanced energy efficiency; 2. Identify joint EU‐US approaches to supporting emerging economies’ own efforts to embrace energy efficient and low carbon technologies; 3. Set the above in the context of the current global economic climate, and the respective EU, US and emerging countries’ actions for economic revival. The consortium is led by University College Dublin and composed of CEPS, Sustainable Energy Ireland, and University of California, Berkeley.

     

  • ΕU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

    The EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network (former EU-GCC Clean Energy Network), funded by the European Union, initiated its activities in 2010, as a response to the common EU GCC interest for strategic clean energy cooperation. The Network aims to act as a catalyst and element of coordination for the development of cooperation on clean energy, including the related policy and technology aspects among various stakeholders in the EU and GCC countries.

    CENII Project

    In December 2015 the European Union launched the “EU GCC Clean Energy Network II” (CENII) project. The overall objective of the CENII is to enhance EU-GCC energy relations by developing new appropriate structures and instruments and by maintaining existing ones for practical cooperation activities of mutual interest in the area of clean energy. Hence, building on the achievements of the EU-GCC Clean Energy Network since 2010, the project is necessary to further the cooperation opportunities in the energy sector.

    An important operational element of the Network is the working areas that are established to examine opportunities and further develop cooperation:

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