News Article | November 19, 2015
A new joint release of Dual Citizen LLC and KnowlEdge Srl, The Climate Moment, presents an extremely comprehensive comparison of climate promises submitted to the United Nations (INDCs) from 12 key countries. The study, released last week, also collates their broader impacts. It anticipates new energy markets, investment risks and opportunities, payback times, avoided costs, and jobs in the lower-carbon economy expected after INDC commitments have been met. You can obtain the proprietary results for a fee at this link. National markets covered by full model simulations: China, the United States, India, Japan, Germany, South Korea, Canada, Brazil, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and Mexico, with a special section on France. Carbon emissions from these nations represent over 60% of today’s atmospheric releases. Dual Citizen briefly summarizes each country’s relative strength in terms of its demonstrated policy commitments to reducing emissions, investment and payback period, market opportunities, and jobs and talent. The Climate Moment analysis also presents “push” and “pull” factors in each market. The Climate Moment uses the modeling results to highlight information for policymakers, investors, and business and to reveal the key differences between the business-as-usual and low-carbon scenarios simulated in the model. It also reveals broader national and subregional dynamics, new investment risks and opportunities, business trends and issues related to local job markets, and availability of skilled talent. A total of 2,530 indicators and over 100,000 data points inform the study. Each analysis includes a summary of 15 lead indicators, presented from 2015 to the individual INDC target year and to 2040 projections. Customized versions of the study are also available. Get CleanTechnica’s 1st (completely free) electric car report → “Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want.” Come attend CleanTechnica’s 1st “Cleantech Revolution Tour” event → in Berlin, Germany, April 9–10. Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter. Sandy Dechert covers environmental, health, renewable and conventional energy, and climate change news. She's currently on the climate beat for Important Media, having attended last year's COP20 in Lima Peru. Sandy has also worked for groundbreaking environmental consultants and a Fortune 100 health care firm. She writes for several weblogs and attributes her modest success to an "indelible habit of poking around to satisfy my own curiosity."
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: SC5-14-2014 | Award Amount: 2.99M | Year: 2015
In the last two decades the world has experienced several crises. In light of these trends and to more effectively move towards sustainable development, several organisations and international actors have developed the concept of green economy as action-oriented approaches. Priority interventions are aimed at triggering technology adoption, and stimulate behavioural change. In fact, eco-innovation can be considered an enabler for a green economy to the same extent that the green economy can be understood as an enabler of sustainable development. Green.eu is designed to address these challenges, ranging the conceptualization of eco-innovation and the green economy, to the harmonization of the approaches needed to coherently assess performance, identify gaps (successes and failures) for the effective adoption of technologies that can create win-win results. In particular, the project is designed so as to improve (1) harmonization of definitions, (2) collection of relevant information on the performance of past and current efforts, and (3) coordination among stakeholders. Green.eu sees the main challenges in an improved understanding (and scientific assessment) of the concepts of green economy and eco-innovation, on the adaptation of policy agendas, the documentation of best practices and guidelines for knowledge transfer and transferability. The inter- and transdisciplinary green.eu network (including knowledge brokers, programme owners and global industry networks) is research based and aims to accelerate the transition towards a green economy significantly, with a European focus on co-development of knowledge. It aims to exploit win-win-opportunities and to improve the take up of R&D results. It includes the following work packages: Networking and co-ordination; Harmonization of concepts of green economy and eco-innovation; Eco-innovation policy agendas; Best practices, knowledge transfer, transferability; Integration and operationalization of lessons learned.