TRANSrisk’s key output will be a new framework, with accompanying tools, to help policy and other decision makers evaluate low carbon technology options. The framework will cover the environmental, economic and social impacts of these technologies.
On our way to achieving this output we will improve scientific understanding of how low carbon transition pathways can be implemented across multiple sectors and geographical areas (15 case studies in the EU as well as Canada, Chile, China, India, Indonesia and Kenya).
Ultimately TRANSrisk’s outputs will help policy and decision makers implement more effective climate change policy, and improve their understanding of the costs, benefits, risks and uncertainties of rolling out low carbon technologies. Through our dissemination efforts we hope to assist the review of the EC’s “Roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy by 2050”, and contribution to major international scientific assessments and climate change discussions.