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NDC ASPECTS will coordinate and exploit synergies with other related research activities like ongoing projects (PARIS REINFORCE, COMMIT, iGST, ENGAGE, NAVIGATE, LOCOMOTION, etc.) or new projects including those funded under the same call. This will cover:

  • regular information on the progress of each project;
  • joint participation at meetings upon request of the European Commission to promote the outputs of the projects;
  • potential alignment of activities (especially dissemination and communication activities, i.e. joint policy recommendations) and meetings;

  • exchange and consolidation of results, when relevant. 
1.5 degree lifestyles

1.5° Lifestyles aims to address barriers to demand-side mitigation efforts by connecting an analysis of individual lifestyle perspectives, on household level, with policies and socio-economic structures, on all levels from international to local. The analysis will be structured according to the emerging 1.5-degree lifestyles approach, which members of the consortium have helped to define. The advantage of a lifestyle-oriented approach is to link concrete transformations of lifestyle by individuals to transformations of the structural context by policies, economic, and societal institutions.

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4i-TRACTION analyses what transformative EU climate policy could look like. Based on a stock-take of existing climate policies and their performance, it will spell out a number of policy avenues and develop an overarching governance framework for EU climate and energy policies. In doing so, 4i-TRACTION will describe how the current EU policy-mix needs to evolve in the 2020s to set course for climate neutrality by 2050. It thus takes the realities of EU policymaking as its point of departure - from the European Green Deal to the post-Covid-19 recovery efforts. This also encompasses a thorough analysis of the factors that contributed to the achievement of the EU’s 2020 climate4i traction figure targets, supported by an assessment of key climate policies and their implementation in seven Member States.

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Low-carbon lifestyles – from eating less meat, swapping the car for a bike, and switching to energy efficient devices – can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The EU-funded CAMPAIGNers project aims to revolutionise the way lifestyle transformation research is conducted and how it informs policies. CAMPAIGNers aims to make low-carbon lifestyles a major part of the solution by identifying lifestyle transformation potential, and associated barriers and enablers across 5 continents and 16 major cities with over 20 mil. residents.


The global stocktaking process of the Paris Agreement requires sufficient analytical capacity to ensure fair evaluation of country policies, and requires a good understanding of different outcomes and assumptions between the analytical teams that provide input into the negotiations. The COMMIT research project aims to contribute the analytical capacity to this process. Its intended contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue in 2018, preceding the official global stocktake starting in 2023, is to jointly develop insights by discussing analyses of national and global low-carbon pathways among project partners and with policymakers.


In actual times, climate change and evolving global assets are changing the nature of hazards and their predictability. Societies and all individuals are demanded to be able to rapidly respond to growing natural and man-made disasters. ENGAGE is an EU-funded project, started in July 2021, whose mission is to provide novel knowledge, impactful solutions and emergency response guidelines for exploiting Europe ́s societal resilience. Solutions will aim at bridging the gap between formal and informal approaches to risk and emergency management, increasing the ability of communities to adapt before, during and after a disaster.


FULFILL focuses on measuring and understanding lifestyles that have high probability to lead to a reduction in carbon emissions and the protection of ecosystems to stay within the planetary boundaries while sustaining and increasing quality of life. By linking the empirical research shaped by SSH with Prospective Studies in the field of energy and climate scenarios and the comprehensive impact assessment, FULFILL contributes to the development of national and European pathways in line with the Paris Agreement. The project promotes a stronger attention to demand-side drivers and measures in the EU’s long-term emissions reduction strategy by focusing on lifestyle change towards sufficiency.


The Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) is a consortium of civil society actors working together to support the Global Stocktake (GST), the formal process established under the Paris Agreement to periodically take stock of collective progress toward its long term goals. The iGST aligns the independent community — from modelers and analysts, to campaigners and advocates — so we can push together for a robust GST that empowers countries to take greater climate action. Recognizing the political realities that constrain the formal process, the iGST aims to go beyond the GST in ways that ensure the Stocktake moment generates maximum positive impact.


Europe and the world stand at a turning point. The global climate is heating up. Species are dying out at an unprecedented rate, leading to massive biodiversity loss. Ecosystems are collapsing. Many of the world’s finite resources are being overexploited. At the centre of this worldwide crisis stands humanity. Citizens are demanding change, while civil society and policymakers are seeking sustainable alternatives for a low-carbon, net zero-emissions future. LOCOMOTION is helping in this endeavour by developing sophisticated models to assess the socioeconomic and environmental impact of different policy options in order to help society make informed decisions about the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future.


Integrated assessment models (IAMs) integrate energy, economy, land, water, and climate into a consistent modelling framework that provides regionally and sectorally differentiated climate-change-mitigation pathways. The EU-funded NAVIGATE project aims to advance IAMs capability in two directions. First, it will improve the representation of transformative structural and technological change in the economy and different sectors such as industry and land-use and analyse changes in lifestyle and consumption and their implications. Secondly, it will depict the distributional implications of climate policies, the impacts of climate change and the benefits of mitigation and adaptation strategies in terms of avoided damages and reduced inequality.


The EU-funded PARIS REINFORCE project aims to underpin climate policymaking with authoritative scientific processes and results and enhance the science-policy interface. The project includes the development of an open-access and transparent data exchange platform, an integrated assessment modelling (IAM)-oriented assessment framework for effectively supporting the design and evaluation of climate policies, further underpinned by a robustness analysis toolbox and an innovative stakeholder inclusion framework.