• Client: European Commission - DG Climate Action
  • Implementation period: 2018 - 2018 (Completed)
  • Geographic coverage: European Union

Looking towards 2050: What do stakeholders think of a long-term EU emission reduction strategy?

The objective of this project was to assist the European Commission in preparing the long-term strategy for greenhouse gas emissions reduction before the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24), taking place in Katowice in December 2019. The strategy was developed in the context of the full framework of existing EU policies and strategies, and also to align with international commitments from the Paris Agreement. The stakeholder consultation strategy supporting the development of the EU Strategy included an Open Public Consultation, 2 day high level public event and an analysis of Position Papers of various key stakeholders. The purpose of this work were to support the EC in their analysis of the public consultation and other stakeholder inputs.

The project was led by Trinomics, and supported by Oeko-Institute. The project ran for 6 months between June and December 2018.

The key tasks of the project were:

  • To analyse and summarise the results of the Open Public Consultation (OPC) organised by the European Commission and which ran from July 2018 – October 2018, the survey can be found here. The analysis involved dealing with more than 2 800 responses including many open responses in multiple languages, bivariate and coding techniques were used to profile and provide an in-depth analysis of the responses.
  • To analyse position papers, strategies and roadmaps from key industry and civil society stakeholders published independently or received through various channels. More than 130 contributions were analysed and summarised; and,
  • To support the Commission in the reporting of key public consultation meetings on the strategy, namely the 2-day conference on ‘The EU’s vision for a modern, clean and competitive economy’ held in Brussels on 10-11 July 2018.

On 17 July 2018, the European Commission published the public consultation. This consultation is online here until 9 October 2018, available in all official EU languages.