LOCALISED – Localised decarbonisation pathways for citizens, local administrations and businesses to inform for mitigation and adaptation action

LOCALISED is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and carried out by a consortium of 12 European organisations.  The LOCALISED project pulls together a multidisciplinary consortium that includes experienced research institutions, local city authorities – that will inform the development and testing of the LOCALISED tools, as well as associated partners like Assolombarda, which will provide insights regarding the business sector.

Duration
48 months from 01/10/2021 to 30/09/2025
Funded by
  • European Commission

Coordinating organization
  • PIK - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager
Division

General objectives

The objective of LOCALISED is to downscale national decarbonization trajectories consistent with Europe’s netzero target to the local levels and provide the results to local authorities, citizens and businesses, in a way that would speed up the uptake of mitigation and adaptation actions. Other important objectives are the introduction of an adapted-to-case service, based on real and local data, that allows the concretion, implementation and monitoring of Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAP). In addition, it will provide end-user solutions for regional businesses, business organisations and investors in line with decarbonisation pathways developed by linking and enriching model outputs with econometric analysis, case studies, and expert elicitations.

CMCC role

CMCC is leader of WP7 (End-user solutions for regional businesses and investors – Task leadership in 7.1 and 7.2) and is involved in all the other WPs (Lead Task 5.3).

Activities

The project activities are divided into 9 Work packages:

  • WP1 Coordination and management
  • WP2 Decarbonisation pathways at EU and MS-level and climate data
  • WP3 Downscaled pathways for EU regions and data-sharing platform
  • WP4 Cross-sectoral mitigation and adaptation on the regional level
  • WP5 Dynamic data and knowledge to concretize, implement and monitor local decarbonisation plans
  • WP6 Main levers for individual action on decarbonisation to empower citizens, considering equity and justice concerns
  • WP7 End-user solutions for regional businesses and investors
  • WP8 User consultation coordination, tool design and implementation
  • WP9 Communication, dissemination, networking, and sustainability of outputs

The kick-off meeting of the LOCALISED project will take place at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Potsdam, on November 9-10, 2021.

Expected results

The project will create effective and clearly understandable tools that transform localised data on possible decarbonisation pathways by 2030 and 2050 into knowledge for action. The tools will allow local authorities and policy-makers as well as citizens and businesses, to identify viable combinations and best practices of (sectoral) mitigation and adaptation measures for every NUTS3 region on how to reach the goals of the downscaled pathways and to introduce an adapted-to-case service for implementation and monitoring of SECAP. The project will engage with EU citizen groups to inform how climate change and different EU net-zero scenarios positively and negatively affect their life: three local and five associated partners from local and regional administrations and business organizations will inform the development and test the tools.

Partners

  • FZJ – FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH, Germany
  • IREC-CERCA – FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L’ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA, Spain
  • UT – UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE, Netherlands
  • OGUT – OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR UMWELT UND TECHNIK, Austria
  • IMP – INSTYTUT MASZYN PRZEPLYWOWYCH IM ROBERTA SZEWALSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK – IMP PAN, Poland
  • T6 – T6 ECOSYSTEMS SRL, Italy
  • CMF CLIMATE MEDIA FACTORY UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH CMF, Germany
  • BCN – AJUNTAMENT DE BARCELONA, Spain
  • VIE – STADT WIEN, Austria
  • MAGGS – OBSZAR METROPOLITALNY GDANSKGDYNIA-SOPOT, Poland

 

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