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Coordination and Assessment of Research and Innovation in Support of climate Mitigation ActionsCARISMA - supports the development and diffusion of options, both technologies and practices, for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Climate-friendly technologies and practices often already exist, yet for several reasons they do not enter the mainstream. CARISMA draws on existing and new insights for recommendations on research and innovation efforts for the development and diffusion of climate change mitigation options, including through international cooperation and better coordination of efforts as well as for policy and governance aspects. CARISMA ("Coordination and Assessment of Research and Innovation in Support of climate Mitigation Actions") is a funded project by the EU (Horizon 2020) for the period February 2015 - July 2018.

Selected CARISMA publications:

"CARISMA Discussion Paper No. 5 How do contextual factors affect EU climate policies and their outcomes? by Noriko Fujiwara, Keith Williges and Andreas Tuerk 

"CARISMA Discussion Paper 4 Climate change policy evaluations" by Noriko Fujiwara (CEPS), Stefan Böβner (Stockholm Environment Institute) and Harro van Asselt (Stockholm Environment Institute)

"Contextual factors affecting EU climate policies and their outcomes", by Noriko Fujiwara (CEPS), Andreas Türk (University of Graz), Niki-Artemis Spyridaki (UPRC), and Keith Williges (University of Graz). Discussion Paper No.1. February 2017

"Effects of Interactions between EU Climate and Energy Policies", by Wytze van der Gaast (JIN), Gwen-Jiro Clochard (I4CE), Emilie Alberola (I4CE), Andreas Türk (University of Graz), Noriko Fujiwara (CEPS), and Niki-Artemis Spyridaki (UPRC)

"Policy interaction between the EU Emissions Trading System and the Renewable Energy Directive", by Noriko Fujiwara (CEPS). October 2016

CARISMA Final Conference: " Realising the Potential for Climate Change Mitigation Options - Implementing the PAris Agreement in Europe and Beyond" Brussels, CEPS, 6 February 2018

The EU-funded project CARISMA (Horizon 2020 programme) will hold its Final Project Conference in Brussels on 6 February 2018. CARISMA started in February 2015 with a focus on a wide range of research and innovation aspects related to development and diffusion of (technology) options for climate change mitigation. More information can be found on

At the Final Conference, the outcomes of the project are presented against the backdrop of an increasing need to scale up mitigation options for realising the goals of the Paris Agreement. In practice, scaling up of (technology) options is often hindered by aspects such as: sector- or economy-wide costs or welfare impacts, public resistance, or insufficient consideration of local context factors. At the conference, these aspects, with recommendations from CARISMA on how to address these, will be discussed with practitioners from the public and private sector.
 The conference will have four sessions, which are further explained in the attached programme (which only shows confirmed speakers and speakers that have tentatively agreed):
1.       Overview of CARISMA results and their policy implications
2.       Integrating social and technological innovation for mitigation in the EU
3.       Making context-sensitive climate policy
4.       Ways forward for research and innovation for climate change mitigation


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