17/12/2020
Online

Webinar: Impacts of COVID-19 & recovery packages on climate change mitigation action

The rapid and ongoing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to societal lockdowns and unprecedented policy measures in most countries around the world. These COVID-19 response measures have resulted in a multifaceted shock on the world economy pushing many countries into a deep recession and affecting both supply and demand.

The key question is whether and how the COVID-19 shock will affect emissions and climate change mitigation efforts in the longer term. Researchers in the NAVIGATE project are currently investigating the implications of COVID-19 and recovery packages on climate change mitigation action, mainly focusing on three categories of impacts that have the potential to substantially influence climate policy developments: Macro-economic impacts, impacts on demand and lifestyles and impacts on inequality. In this webinar, the researchers will present concepts and first results of their analyses.

This webinar is part of the NAVIGATE Webinar Series organized by the NAVIGATE project (and hosted by RFF-CMCC EIEE) to improve current generation of IAMs, providing insight into how long-term climate goals can translate into short-term policy action, and how countries and sectors can work in concert to implement the Paris Agreement. NAVIGATE organizes webinars hosting scientists and outstanding experts who are happy to share their knowledge about some important topics for the project. NAVIGATE is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme (Grant Agreement N. 821124) and carried out by a consortium of 15 European organisations and two others BRIC countries organizations (Brazil and China). It aims to develop the Next generation of AdVanced InteGrated Assessment modelling to support climaTE policy making. It will critically improve the capability of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) to inform the design and evaluation of climate policies by targeting major advancements in two areas: describing transformative change in the economy, in technology and in consumer goods and services, and describing distributional impacts of climate change and climate policy.

NAVIGATE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 821124.

For further information, please visit the webinar web page <https://www.cmcc.it/lectures_conferences/impacts-of-covid-19-and-recovery-packages-on-climate-change-mitigation-action> or contact: info@cmcc.it

The webinar will be broadcasted via Zoom.
Please, click on the following link for registration:
<https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Si0IOcaIQ3GRq1uJrRjxuw>

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