Outputs

Below, you will be able to find all the outputs, including publications, summary notes and webinar recordings, produced throughout the lifetime of the Climate Recon 2050 project. Before the first outputs of the project are made available, we invite you to explore our collection of Partner Publications: a selection of papers and other documents on the topic of climate strategies, decarbonisation scenarios and long-term climate governance, produced by the project’s partners.

Long-Term Strategies are key instruments for transforming the economies of Member States and achieving the EU’s ambitious climate neutrality goals.

Date of Publication:
2022
This report looks at decarbonisation pathways through the lens of natural gas and its role in the low-carbon transition.

National long-term strategies (LTS), as long-term energy policy documents submitted by EU Member States to the European Commission, give an insight into the envisioned decarbonisation pathways of particular countries.

Date of Publication:
2022
This paper provides an overview of the process of developing an LTS, based on experience across the world.

Long-term (climate) Strategies (LTSs) stand out from other government strategies, as they provide a vision of the national economy far into the future and encompass an unusually broad spectrum of policy areas.

Date of Publication:
2022
This report aims to understand what role member states envisage for low-carbon district heating systems in their contributions to EU climate neutrality, based on their LTSs.

Modern, low-carbon district heating networks are important vectors for decarbonizing the European heating sector.

Date of Publication:
2022
This report presents the assessment and comparative analysis of long-term climate strategies of Poland, Czechia, Hungary and Slovakia. It identifies best practices and weaknesses of these strategies. Based on the findings, the analysis provides the guidelines ahead of the upcoming update in line with the Governance Regulation.
Date of Publication:
2022

Climate planning for 2050 has become a core strand of debate in the European Union. Focus has shifted to a potential revision of the EU’s long-term climate objectives within the context of a new 2050 strategy, which is to be submitted to the United Nations under the Paris Agreement by 2020.

Date of Publication:
2019
The insights generated during the project’s workshop and dialogue events, as well as the research conducted to inform the discussions are captured in the multiple publications produced within the framework of the project. Written by experts from leading organisations in the field, this collection constitutes a rich resource on different aspects of long-term climate modelling and planning.
Date of Publication:
2018-2019
This Briefing Note presents insights from the third Policymaker Platform of Climate Recon 2050. It explains the role dedicated institutions can play within a comprehensive governance framework to co-ordinate climate policy within the government.
Date of Publication:
2019
This note explores the way the concept of energy sufficiency can contribute to building compliance with the Paris Agreement. After clarifying the concept and its link to social, economical and ethical concerns, it discusses the reasons why sufficiency should be considered as an important mitigation option, and how to introduce it in modelling work to fully reflect its potential role.
Date of Publication:
2019
The successful implementation of efforts to accelerate greenhouse gas emissions reduction requires social acceptance, which, in turn, is dependent on distributional impacts that climate action may have on different types of economic actors, sectors and geographies. This note presents the drivers of the transition costs as well as available analytical tools that enable the quantification of the distributional effects of the long-term climate policies.
Date of Publication:
2019