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ENCI-Lowcarb : European Network engaging Civil Society in Low Carbon Scenarios

Project description

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Dans le cadre du projet européen ENCI-LowCarb, des scénarios énergétiques pour l'Allemagne et la France ont été développés à partir des contributions des parties prenantes en appliquant une méthodologie interactive.

Project reports

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Acceptable low-carbon energy scenarios for France and Germany

Building a Low Carbon Scenario for France : How a Participatory Approach Can Enhance Social and Economic Acceptability (2012)

By Ruben Bibas, Sandrine Mathy and Meike Fink

Presentation of a mitigation scenario for France developed within the project ENCI-Lowcarb representing the outcome of a collaborative scenario design process. The modeling tool Imacim-R has been used for this exercise. The scenario is based on contributions of consulted French stakeholders. The implementation of all measures that were judged acceptable by the stakeholders leads to a 68% CO2 emissions reduction in 2050 compared to 1990. This report reveals the need for a strong political commitment to leverage the decarbonization of the energy system.

Ambitious Mitigation Scenarios for Germany : A Participatory Approach (2012)

By Eva Schmid and Brigitte Knopf

Presentation of model-based mitigation scenarios for Germany developed within the project ENCI-Lowcarb. The scenarios integrate the technological, economic and socio-political dimensions of ambitious domestic CO2 abatement. Civil society stakeholders from the transport and electricity sector framed the boundary conditions for the energy-economy model REMIND-D and evaluated the scenarios by means of a participatory approach. All scenarios achieve 85% CO2 emission reduction in 2050 relative to 1990.

Building Ambitious Low Carbon Scenarios - A Participatory Approach Applied to Germany (2012)

By Jan Burck, Eva Schmid and Brigitte Knopf

Presentation of three model-based mitigation scenarios for Germany developed within the project ENCI-Lowcarb. All scenarios achieve 85% CO2 emission reduction in 2050 relative to 1990. The scenarios are based on contributions of national stakeholders and integrate technological, economic and socio-political dimensions of ambitious domestic CO2 abatement. Publication for the wider public.

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Project methodology and the modeling tools

Social Acceptance in Quantitative Low Carbon Scenarios (2012)

By Eva Schmid, Brigitte Knopf, Stéphane La Branche and Meike Fink

Description of a conceptual innovative project design, intended to foster collaboration between civil society and science in the field of introducing social acceptance in mitigation scenarios. It is based on the experience from the EU project ENCI-LowCarb.

REMIND-D: A Hybrid Energy-Economy Model of Germany (2012)

By Eva Schmid, Brigitte Knopf and Nico Bauer

Description of the modeling tool REMIND-D used for scenario creation process of the project ENCI-Lowcarb in Germany. REMIND-D has been developed by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. The basic purpose of REMIND-D is to provide a quantitative framework for analyzing long-term domestic mitigation scenarios for Germany. REMIND-D facilitates an integrated analysis of the long-term interplay between technological mitigation options in the different sectors as well as macroeconomic dynamics.

Scientific Report - Building Socially and Economically Acceptable Energy Scenario - A Participatory Approach Applied to France (2012)

By Ruben Bibas, Sandrine Mathy and Meike Fink

Scientific description of the modeling tool Imaclim-R and the collaborative scenario creation methodology used for the co-construction of a low carbon scenarios for France based on the contributions of national stakeholders. Besides the "acceptable" scenario that only includes policy measures judged to be acceptable by stakeholders (-68% of CO2 emissions reduction), sensitivity analysis are presented and an more ambitious scenario with additional measures is explored.

Expert & Stakeholder Meetings in Germany within a Collaborative Scenario Creation Process (2012)

By Jan Burck, Eva Schmid and Brigitte Knopf

Summary report of the expert and stakeholder dialogues that were held within the ENCI-Lowcarb project in Germany. Two sectoral expert meetings were organized in order to assure technical and economic realism of the scenario assumptions. The contributions of two rounds of sectoral stakeholder (trade unions, enterprises, consumer associations) workshops allowed the creation of "desirable" mitigation scenarios.

Expert & Stakeholder Meetings in France within a Collaborative Scenario Creation Process (2012)

By Ruben Bibas, Sandrine Mathy and Meike Fink

Summary report of the expert and stakeholder dialogues that were held within the ENCI-Lowcarb project in France. Three sectoral expert meetings were organized in order to assure technical and economic realism of the scenario assumptions. The contributions of two rounds of sectoral stakeholder (trade unions, enterprises, consumer associations) workshops allowed the creation of an "acceptable" mitigation scenario.

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Project synthesis report

Engaging Civil Society and Stakeholders in Low-carbon Scenarios - Synthesis Report of the ENCI-LowCarb Project (2012)

By Gunnar Olesen and Meike Fink

This ENCI-LowCarb project report summarizes the methodology and outcomes of the collaborative scenarios creation processes of the German and French project team.

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Scenario comparisons for Germany and France

Welche Energiezukunft ist möglich? (2010)

By Jan Burck, Felix von Blücher and Theresa Fabian

A detailed analysis of four German energy scenarios has been carried out on: (1) the modeling methodologies, (2) the underlying economic and technological assumptions, (3) the represented political and economic measures to reduce emissions as well as, (4) the evolution of energy consumption and emissions reductions of the different sectors (transport, industry etc.) and (5) the technological and energy pathways involved to follow the specific emission trajectories.

Scénarios de reduction d'émissions de gaz à effet de serre pour la France (2010)

By Ruben Bibas, Sandrine Mathy and Meike Fink

A detailed analysis of eleven French energy scenarios and visions has been carried out on: (1) the modeling methodologies, (2) the underlying economic and technological assumptions, (3) the represented political and economic measures to reduce emissions as well as, (4) the evolution of energy consumption and emissions reductions of the different sectors (transport, industry etc.) and (5) the technological and energy pathways involved to follow the specific emission trajectories.

Energy Scenarios in Germany and France - Comparing Apples to Oranges (2010)

By Jan Burck and Meike Fink

This paper summarizes the main results of the German and French creation process of energy scenarios effectuated in the frame of the ENCI- LowCarb project.

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Local & regional scenarios

Local and Regional Scenarios Methodology, Challenges and Opportunities (2011)

By Meike Fink

This publication on local and regional energy scenario aims at giving a methodological and practical overview on what can, should and is happening concerning the development of infra-national energy future visions. It includes chapters on the importance of choosing the emission scope, on the reduction potentials of energy sufficiency and on the concept of 100% renewable energy regions.

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