22 October 2019, 12:00
Results and Implications for Pathways and Policies for Low Emissions European Societies
The COP21 outcome represents an important new strategic context for EU climate policy. Analysing the implications of this new context requires an interdisciplinary approach, combining analysis of the evolution of the international climate regime as well as of NDCs and their socio-economic implications.
Such analysis is also urgent, given the timelines imposed by the Paris Agreement for a “facilitative dialogue” in 2018 with a view to creating the conditions for the revision of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in 2020.
Climate Policy journal has published in March 2019 “Social impacts of climate change mitigation policies and their implications for inequality”, a synthesis article based on research prepared for the COP21 RIPPLES project.
Authored by Sanna Markkanen and Annela Anger-Kraavi (CISL, University of Cambridge), the article assesses the complex social and inequality impacts of climate change mitigation policies and both co-benefits and adverse side-effects, and how the negative implications of these decisions can be addressed.
The open access article is available at the journal’s website.