How can the EU transform its economy to meet the 1.5°C goal?

What does the 1.5°C goal require from EU climate policy? This 4i-TRACTION policy brief analyses the latest 1.5°C-aligned scenarios and spells out what they imply for EU climate policy.

Cover of the 4i-TRACTION research report: Assessing and categorising the latest IPCC scenarios from the perspective of barriers and enablers in the context of the 4 I’s

This report assesses and categorises selected scenarios from the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C (SR1.5) from the perspective of

4i-TRACTION - innovation, investment, infrastructure and sector integration:
TRAnsformative policies for a ClimaTe-neutral European UnION

To achieve climate neutrality by 2050, EU policy will have to be reoriented – from incremental towards structural change. As expressed in the European Green Deal, the challenge is to initiate the necessary transformation to climate neutrality in the coming years, while enhancing competitiveness, productivity, employment.

To mobilise the creative, financial and political resources, the EU also needs a governance framework that facilitates cross-sectoral policy integration and that allows citizens, public and private stakeholders to participate in the process and to own the results. The 4I-Traction project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme analyses how this can be done.

16 Jun 2022

Project Meeting - Berlin

The 4i-TRACTION consortium convened in Berlin for a two-day project meeting on June 16-17. Project partners came to Berlin from all over Europe to attend what is the first in-person meeting since the project began in summer 2021.