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Climate Strategies Post-COP21 and Sustainable Economies in Europe

Post-Workshop Report

Building on the momentum of the agreement reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UNFCCC and Italy's intent to put forward a national program flowing from such agreements, the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, Aspen Institute Italia and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea convened a workshop in Florence, Italy on July 1, 2016 to discuss the Post-COP21 climate strategies and efforts to realize sustainable economies in Europe. The objective of the workshop was to provide a safe environment where policy makers, academics and industry leaders could come together and discuss how Europe could achieve a lower carbon energy transition. The workshop consisted of three main sessions: (1) How to achieve the EU2030 and 2050 goals; (2) how energy technology innovation can be spurred to create more options; and finally (3) what financial advances are necessary to fund these efforts. This not-for-attribution post-workshop report summarizes the highlights of the discussions, without attributing any views or comments to specific individuals.

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For Academic Citation: Akcayoz De Neve, Pinar, Jinqiang Chen, Gianfranco Gianfrate, Karoline Steinbacher, and Henry Lee. “Climate Strategies Post-COP21 and Sustainable Economies in Europe.” Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center, August 2016.

The Authors

Henry Lee