Interactive workshop to discuss decarbonisation policies with key stakeholders
Date and time
Wed, June 1, 2022
9:30 AM – 13:00 PM CET
Kreuz Bern Modern City Hotel
Zeughausgasse 41, 3011 Bern, Switzerland
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A policy inventory of existing and planned energy and climate policies of selected European countries, including Switzerland has been constructed and is available here. A handful set of important policies and innovative instruments for reaching the Net-Zero 2050 target has been derived from the inventory. As a next step, the POLIZERO team wants to understand the relevance, importance, feasibility, and barriers in implementing this set of policies in Switzerland. Close cooperation with stakeholders allows prioritization of these policies along with the criteria mentioned above and in view of meeting the Swiss pledges under the Paris Agreement.
The focus of the stakeholder workshop is to discuss and prioritise the policies in order to co-create realistic policy packages for Switzerland towards net-zero CO2 emissions in 2050. The outcome of the workshop will be used in the long-term energy systems modelling framework of POLIZERO to come up with alternate policy pathways that are also robust and account for uncertainties related to Swiss and European policy, economic, technical and societal context within the pathways are implemented.
The workshop will include two rounds of discussion tables in smaller groups on relevant policies for Switzerland. In each round, four discussion tables will run in parallel, and each table will discuss policies for one particular sector. This workshop is meant to be very interactive and it pursues an open dialogue between the POLIZERO team and the stakeholders.
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A provisional agenda for the workshop is presented below:
|09:30-10:00||Welcome Coffee & Registration|
|10:00-10:10||Presentation of Workshop Goals & Objectives|
|10:10-10:25||Introduction of the POLIZERO Research Project|
|10:25-10:40||Presentation on European Energy & Climate Policies beyond 2020|
|10:50-11:35||Discussion on Relevant Policies for Switzerland based on Sectors|
|11:45-12:30||Continuation of the Discussion|
|12:40-13:00||Wrap-up & Reflections|