ECEMP 2022

Acting on the ambitions to a net-zero EU: roadblocks, challenges, and opportunities

October 5-7 2022

The submissions are now open! We are collecting papers for oral presentations, poster abstracts and skills workshops to contribute to this year’s EMP-E Conference under its new name “European Climate and Energy Modelling Platform (ECEMP)”. In agreement with the European Commission, we have adopted this new name to consider the increasing role of climate policies and climate change and their impact on energy demand and supply planning.

This year’s conference will be planned again as an online event, due to uncertainties regarding the possibility of physical meetings. We will set up the same possibilities for interaction as last year to ensure an engaging, policy-oriented and enjoyable conference experience.

This year, the overarching topic is: Acting on the ambitions to a net-zero EU: roadblocks, challenges and opportunities.

The portal is now available here and the deadline for the submissions is the 20th June 2022.

Long abstracts are also accepted (minimum 1000 words).

We encourage submissions which fit the following topics:

Days and themes

  • Day 1: Energy security and geopolitics for fossil and low-carbon fuels
    • Energy security and geopolitical
    • Fossil fuel and carbon-free fuel trade implications
    • Energy security in Europe
    • Energy access and poverty
    • Interlinkages between energy transition and security in the EU
  • Day 2: Innovation, societal and technical changes for Net Zero
    • Socio-economic impacts of the transition
    • Role of energy consumers in the transition
    • Role of hard-to-abate sectors
    • Role of electrification, hydrogen and e-fuels on the road to climate neutrality
    • Transition to a sustainable, zero-emission transportation system
    • Digitization, innovation, and other societal mega-trends
    • Energy consumption of large data centres
  • Day 3: The latest IPCC findings and implications for national and short term policies
    • National Energy and Climate Modelling efforts and scenarios
    • Short and medium term policy target implementation
    • Multi-model comparisons as method for robust policy analysis
    • Debate: Coherence between national and EU-wide modelling analyses for short, medium and long term
    • Findings from the IPCC reports – Climate, Impacts and Adaptation, Mitigation
    • Influence of climate change on energy demands, supply and infrastructure in the EU
    • Environmental Assessment for energy modelling
    • Accounting for climate change impacts on renewable resources

All projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

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