Final Report of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative
Climate change is the defining challenge of our generation. And it already is a reality. We are confronted with the effects close to us. Like the devastating forest fires in my home country, and the unprecedented heatwaves of this summer.
Nothing short of immediate action leading to net zero emissions by 2050 will suffice. This will require a massive mobilisation of public and private investments. We need a ‘Marshall Plan for Climate Readiness’. Only a truly global ambitious coordinated approach will lead to success. Research and innovation is by definition an essential element of such an approach. All kinds of R&I actions, from scientific breakthroughs to socio-economic research, will have to work hand in hand. Nothing less will be enough to face the existential threat to society as we know it.
The Final Report of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative aims to analyse what kind of R&I in which sectors is needed to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 across the EU.
The report is free for download here.