Climate Recon 2050 project is led by the Ecologic Institute in cooperation with eight partners representing research organisations, climate governance experts, modellers and scenario builders from across Europe:

The Ecologic Institute is a private not-for-profit think-tank for applied environmental research, policy analysis and consultancy. An independent, non-partisan body, the Ecologic Institute is dedicated to bringing fresh ideas to environmental policies and sustainable development. For the past five years, Ecologic Institute has been carrying out research and analysis on the Paris Agreement, the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework and transformational 2050 strategies and policy options.

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. Our expertise is founded on our scientific competence as well as an interdisciplinary and systemic research approach with good contacts in the scientific community as well as in politics. On this basis we coordinate the technical dialogue within the project and are strongly involved in the interaction between the scientific community and the policy maker platform.

IDDRI is a Paris-based independent think-tank working on sustainable development and international relations. IDDRI has extensive experience working on long-term decarbonisation scenario development. Previous projects include the Deep Decarbonisation Pathways, MILES, RIPPLES, and Coal Transitions Project. IDDRI has also been closely involved in French and EU policy debates on governance tools and planning for low-carbon energy transitions.

ENERGIAKLUB is a think-and-do organisation active in the field of sustainable energy and climate change in Hungary for over 25 years.  It conducts research and communicates on energy and climate related current issues to the public. Energiaklub is particularly active in fostering dialogue in Hungary on nuclear energy. Energiaklub is known by some as a partner, by others as a source of independent and credible information, and there are those who have come to know us over the past 20 years as a critic of energy policy decisions.

WiseEuropa Institute is an independent think-tank based in Warsaw.The mission of WiseEuropa is to improve the quality of Polish and European policy-making as well as the overall business environment by promoting the use of sound economic and institutional analysis, independent research and evidence-based approach to impact assessment.

WiseEuropa offers a wide range of analytical, research, consulting and communication services which altogether make it a suitable partner for business, administration as well as science.

WiseEuropa specializes in the following subjects: European and global political and economic affairs; National macroeconomic, industrial, energy and institutional policies; Digital economy and innovativeness; Social and labour market policies.

The négaWatt Association is an energy expertise and strategy think tank founded in 2001 and established as a French non-profit organisation. Its core objective is to address first the right questions and provide operational answers to switch to a sustainable energy system, and ensure a successful energy transition in France.

négaWatt is involved in many national and EU-level debates through expertise, advocacy, and support to progressive solutions. The organisation regularly holds seminars and events on the energy transition. It has established in 2009 the négaWatt Institute, a research and training body organising sessions and involved in implementation projects.


The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is one of the leading technical universities in Europe (In the Leiden ranking No. 4 in the Nordic region and no. 7 in Europe). DTU has a strong focus on research, while holding a business-oriented approach, and is known for its focus on sustainability. The Systems Analysis (SYS) division, which prior to the merger with DTU had been part of Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, has a strong record on developing methods and models for the analysis of energy, environmental and economic issues, including policy analysis and the adaptation of new technologies to complex energy systems.

ENEA is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. The Agency’s activities are mainly focused on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Sources, Nuclear Energy, Climate and the Environment, Safety and Health, New Technologies, Electric System Research.ENEA’s multidisciplinary competences and great expertise in managing complex research projects are put at the disposal of the Country system. Specifically, its activities are devoted to: basic, mission-oriented, and industrial research exploiting wide-ranging expertise as well as experimental facilities, specialized laboratories and advanced equipment.

The Oeko-Institut is one of Europe’s leading independent research and consultancy organisations working for a sustainable future. Founded in 1977, it develops principles and strategies for realising the vision of sustainable development at global, national and local level.

The institute has experience regarding policy options and effects for greenhouse gas mitigation and the development of decarbonisation scenarios. The institute disposes of various in-house models for the development and evaluation of scenarios, including bottom-up engineering models, optimisation models and other analysis tools. Also, the institute is conducting several projects in which the greenhouse gas mitigation effects of policies and measures are assessed.