Policy Avenues towards a Climate-Neutral Europe
Görlach, Benjamin, Leon Martini, Ricarda Faber, Aaron Best, Pol Fontanet Pérez (2022): Report on core instruments and avenues for transformative climate policies. 4i-TRACTION Deliverable 4.1. Ecologic Institute; Berlin.
The report maps out four policy avenues for how the EU could attain climate neutrality. The policy avenues consist of a mix of policy instruments sequenced over time, and the institutional arrangements to deliver them. Each policy avenue embodies a different paradigm, i.e., a different approach to (climate) policymaking. They thus sketch different paths that the EU could follow to align its climate policy with the goal of climate neutrality by 2050.
The policy avenues were developed with expert stakeholders in a policy lab, consisting of several workshops. The experts were given the task to sketch what transformative EU climate policy could look like when following one of the four paradigms. The resulting policy avenues were further developed by the research team and are described in the report.