Supporting the development and diffusion of options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Identification of priorities for research and innovation on climate change mitigation options
Coordination of research and innovation in climate change mitigation-related programmes and projects
Recognition and improved understanding of the contextual factors relevant to realising climate change mitigation options
The project team
  • Supporting the development and diffusion of options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Identification of priorities for research and innovation on climate change mitigation options
  • Coordination of research and innovation in climate change mitigation-related programmes and projects
  • Recognition and improved understanding of the contextual factors relevant to realising climate change mitigation options
  • The project team

CARISMA - TRANSrisk side-event at SB-48, 8 May 2018

Bonn, Germany | 8 May 2018

This side-event, “Strengthening institutional capabilities to support implementation of ambitious NDCs”, is co-organised by the EU H2020 funded projects CARISMA and TRANSrisk on creating synergies in the areas of policy transfer, technology transfer and capacity building for stronger institutional capabilities for NDCs, both during the design and implementation stages. Read more...

CARISMA Final Conference 2018: highlights and interviews

Final Conference Video | 18 April 2018

This video briefly shows the highlights of the CARISMA final conference of February 2018, titled "Realising the potential for climate change mitigation options - implementing the Paris Agreement in Europe and beyond". The video includes segments of various presentations as well as interviews with some of the key speakers, including project coordinator Heleen de Coninck (Radboud University), Maria van der Hoeven (High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative), Tom van Ierland (European Commission, DG Climate Action), Michael Grubb (University College London), and Adriaan Slob (TNO).

CARISMA booklet: a summary of results from the project

General Publications | 6 February 2018

CARISMA has worked on improving the understanding of the social, economic and environmental impacts of climate change mitigation options in different country contexts when implemented on a scale required for realising climate and socio-economic goals; how effectiveness of national and European climate change policies can be influenced by developments in the policy and societal context; positive or negative interactions with other climate or environmental policies, as well as innovation policies at the country or firm level; and international cooperation in the field of technology and innovation, as well as on the ‘transfer’ of effective policies to other contexts. This booklet highlights the main findings and insights from CARISMA’s work to date. Read more...

CARISMA D4.5 Scaling up Mitigation Technologies in Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans

CARISMA Results | February 2018

The EU "Winter Package" contains specific goals for energy and climate and calls upon Member States to formulate Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (INECPs). While the energy and climate goals of the EU require scaling up of climate change mitigation technologies, integrating such options in existing economic and social structures is not always easy. Building further on the insights from the CARISMA project, this report analyses issues that Member State policy makers may face when formulating INECPs and scaling up technology options for mitigation. These issues are then analysed as case studies for three EU Member States: Greece, Austria and the Netherlands. Read more...

CARISMA Discussion Paper No. 5 – How do contextual factors affect EU climate policies and their outcomes? Mapping and categorisation, revisited

CARISMA Discussion Papers | February 2018

This discussion paper addresses how contextual factors beyond direct control of policymakers may actually influence the outcome of specific policy instruments. To answer this question, case studies were selected to cover six countries and two timely topics for climate change mitigation: measures to support renewable energy (RE) and smart technologies for energy efficiency (EE) improvement including smart grids. Despite the diversity of national circumstances and experts’ backgrounds, the main results converged to identify a small number of contextual factors that were observed in multiple case studies and acknowledged as affecting adoption or/and implementation of policy instruments. Read more...

CARISMA Final Conference

Brussels, Belgium | 6 February 2018

This conference is organised by the EU H2020 funded project CARISMA on innovation for climate change mitigation. CARISMA supports the development and diffusion of options for climate change mitigation, both technologies and practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read more...

CARISMA Discussion Paper No. 4 – Climate change policy evaluations in the EU and Member States: Results from a meta-analysis

CARISMA Discussion Papers | January 2018

This discussion paper presents the main findings from a meta-analysis of climate change mitigation policy evaluations in the European Union (EU) and six Member States: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece and the United Kingdom. In doing so, it seeks to provide insights into how evaluation practices might be improved, and responds to information and knowledge needs about the state of European climate change mitigation policies, which are expected to become ever more important in the context of the Paris Agreement and the forthcoming Governance Regulation. The study further aims to improve the understanding and to contribute to ongoing studies of European policy evaluation practices. Read more...

CARISMA Climate Change Mitigation Monitor - December 2017

Climate Change Mitigation Monitor Series | December 2017

The 9th issue of the Climate Change Mitigation Monitor series includes articles on a meta-analysis of climate change mitigation policy evaluations; international cooperation in mitigation R&D; priority technologies for EU decarbonisation; mitigation policy contextual factors; the ClimateChangeMitigation.eu portal; and the CARISMA final conference. Read more...

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