Programme

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME LIFE ClimatePath2050 International Conference: Designing Pathways toward Climate Neutrality Hybrid event: in Ljubljana and online via Zoom   Wednesday, 6 October 2021 Session I: How ambitious are the long-term climate strategies? 9.00      Welcome addresses Prof. Dr. Boštjan Zalar, Director, Jožef Stefan Institute Dr. Martin Batič, Ministry of the environment and spatial […]

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

LIFE ClimatePath2050 International Conference:
Designing Pathways toward Climate Neutrality

Hybrid event: in Ljubljana and online via Zoom

 

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Session I: How ambitious are the long-term climate strategies?

9.00      Welcome addresses

Prof. Dr. Boštjan Zalar, Director, Jožef Stefan Institute
Dr. Martin Batič, Ministry of the environment and spatial planning
Dr. Primož Simončič, Director, The Slovenian Forestry Institute

9.15      Keynote speakers

Long-term vision in practice, Dr. Robert Golob, Director, Gen-I, tbc
How important is it that the long-term strategies are participatory and inclusive? Richard Baron, 2050 Pathways Platform, tbc
Fit for 55 and the long-term targets in the EU, Vicky Pollard, Deputy head of unit, Strategy & Economic Assessment, DG Climate Action

10.10    Lectures: Lessons learned

Climate policy framework in the Netherlands, Ayolt de Groot, Head of Unit (Policy Analysis), Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
LIFE ClimatePath2050 experiences – extensive consultations on LTS background analyses, Katarina Trstenjak, Jožef Stefan Institute Long-term strategy for carbon neutrality by 2050, tbc
Long-term climate strategy of Austria, Gertraud Vollansky, Senior expert, Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, tbc

11.00    Networking (on-line) and at coffee break (in Ljubljana)
Sharing experiences and solutions in parallel break-up rooms

A. Unformal discussions with lecturers
B. Are small countries specific? Moderated by Matjaž Česen, Jožef Stefan Institute
C. Comparison of LTSs of CZ, HU, PL, SK LTSs. Introduction and moderated by Aleksandar Sinegocki, WiseEuropa
D. What is new in WB (on LTSs and NEAPs)?

11.30     Coffee Break

12.00    Round table discussion
Aligning short-term climate action with long-term climate goals?

Ayolt de Groot, Head of Unit (Policy Analysis), Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Gwenaël Podesta, Deputy head of the emission projection and modelling office, Ministry of the Ecological Transition, FR
Gertraud Vollansky, Senior expert, Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, tbc

Dr. Martin Batič, Ministry of the environment and spatial planning

How important is it that the long-term strategies are participatory and inclusive?
Aligning short-term climate action with long-term climate goals?
How is climate justice addressed in the climate strategies? Many faces of climate justice are already considered in climate strategies – are there still important gaps?

13.00    Lunch break

 

Session II: Monitoring and evaluation for better implementation

14.00    Lectures
Monitoring climate actions

The Climate Action Mirror and the Local Climate Action Scoreboard, Barbara Petelin Visočnik, Energy Efficiency Centre, Jožef Stefan Institute
Tracking progress of climate and energy policies in the Netherlands, Martijn Verdonk, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Climate governance landscapes in Europe, Matthias Duwe, Ecologic

15.00    Round table discussion
How to enhance the use of monitoring results for climate governance?

Martijn Verdonk, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Matthias Duwe, Ecologic
Dr. Martin Batič, Ministry of the environment and spatial planning

Good practices in monitoring the implementation and use of monitoring results for climate governance.
How is monitoring integrated into “plan-do-check-act” practice and what can be improved?
Are our projections sufficiently calibrated with the monitoring results? The importance of monitoring the implementation of climate actions at the level of local communities and interlinkage with monitoring actions at the national level.
Good practices in monitoring the implementation and use of monitoring results for climate governance.
How is monitoring integrated into “plan-do-check-act” practice and what can be improved?
Are our projections sufficiently calibrated with the monitoring results?
The importance of monitoring the implementation of climate actions at the level of local communities and interlinkage with monitoring actions at the national level.

16.00    End of the 1st day

 

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Session III: The challenges of carbon-neutral pathway modelling and analyses

9.00      Lectures
Carbon-neutral energy supply and the integration of sectors

An overview of modelling the integration of sectors with a focus on heat supply
Role of the integration of sectors from the perspective of TSO
Prospective of climate-neutral gaseous fuels

Energy supply projections

GHG emissions projections for energy supply sectors
Results of the LIFE ClimatePath2050 project

10.30    Coffee break and networking

11.30    Lectures
The decarbonisation of industry

An overview of the modelling challenges of the decarbonisation of industry GHG emissions projections for the industry
Results of the LIFE ClimatePath2050 project for industry
A case study of decarbonisation in industry

13.00    Lunch break

14.00    Round table discussion
How can new challenges be addressed through new modelling approaches and analyses?

How can new challenges be addressed through new modelling approaches and analyses?
The integration of energy sectors requires modelling on new time and space scales – how do we cope with it?
How to address key uncertainties in deriving policy recommendations?
The implementation of policies will require social innovation – how to integrate multidisciplinary knowledge into modelling exercises?

16.00    End of the 2nd day

 

Friday, 8 October 2021

Session IV: The challenges of modelling and analysis in the LULUCF sector

9.00      Lectures
Towards carbon neutrality in the LULUCF sector

Forest modelling within the LULUCF sector: new challenges and opportunities, Dr. Roberto Pilli, freelancer of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission
Using National Forest Inventory data and a tree growth model to evaluate the effects of climate change and climate change adaptation on the GHG balance of Austria’s forest-based sector, Dr. Thomas Ledermann, Department Forest Growth, Silviculture & Genetics, BFW
Results of the project LIFE ClimatePath2050 and perspectives for modelling forest carbon sinks in Slovenia, Dr. Boštjan Mali, Slovenian Forestry Institute

10.00    Coffee break and networking

10.30    Round-table discussion
The challenges of modelling and analysis of carbon-neutral pathway in the LULUCF sector

Dr. Roberto Pilli, freelancer of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission
Dr. Thomas Ledermann, Department Forest Growth, Silviculture & Genetics, BFW
Dr. Boštjan Mali, Slovenian Forestry Institute

How can new challenges be addressed through new modelling approaches and analyses?
Experience gained through the use of simulation models of carbon sequestration?
Challenges in data collection, preparation and calibration of models?
How to ensure wider, better, and easier use of analytical and modelling results in policy making?

12.00    End of the 3rd day