National and local governments are under pressure to act on climate mitigation and adaptation.
Countries and local governments need to translate climate objectives and public commitments into action plans. Climate plans and strategies cover aspects beyond energy production strategies: local emissions and indirect or “imported GHG emissions”. The economic sustainability and the social acceptance of climate policies call for an integrated, fact-based approach to design public policies.
For local authorities, the policy specification can be complicated by conflicting national regulatory frameworks and local political will.
Public authorities must address a number of complex issues:
- The policies’ implementation & costs
- What level of mitigation should be targeted?
- How fast should those objectives be reached?
- Which levers can be acted on, legally and politically?
- Where should emission abatement efforts be prioritised?
- The political acceptance of the project
- How can political momentum and support be created for designing and implementing the proposed climate strategies?
- What are the financial costs of abatement?
- The social impact of policies
- What is the social acceptance of these efforts?
- How will these policies affect future job creation intensity?
- How can the complex plan be translated into an easily understandable communication?
We support local and national governments to design fact-based policies by leveraging our expertise in modelling and in quantitative studies. We cover all sectors: energy, industry, building, transport, and , thanks to the support of our partners, agriculture-forest and food.
We help to promote the information: from technical models and hypothesis to simple, fine-tuned, tailor-made decision facts, understandable by elected politicians and citizens.