LCS-RNet 2nd Annual Meeting in Berlin

Synthesis Report
Ten Key Findings    
Synthesis or Findings
1. States of LCS: Status, research, plans and actions for achieving low-carbon societies
2. Stakeholder engagement, governance, and the role of citizens and cities
3. Transitioning to a low-carbon society
4. Role of science: How can economics and social sciences advance a LCS?
List of Participants    
Table of Presentations    
Panel Summaries and presentations
Welcome and Introduction
Chair: Stefan Lechtenböhmer (WI) and Jean-Pierre Tabet (ADEME)
  Welcome note
Host from German Environmental Ministry
  Welcome note by LCS-RNet Secretariat
Shuzo Nishioka, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Panel 1 – What policymakers need from the LCS-RNet:
Chair: Carlo Carraro (CMCC, FEEM, University of Venice)
P1-1 What policy-makers need from the LCS-RNet?
Franzjosef Schafhausen, Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMU), Germany
P1-2 Delivering GHG reductions and energy security:
UK climate change and energy policies

Nafees Meah, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), UK
P1-3 Mid- and long-term roadmap for global warming countermeasures
Yasuo Takahashi, Ministry of the Environment (MOEJ), Japan
P1-4 EU low carbon strategy and research needs from the LCS-RNet
Jan Nill, European Commission (EC)
Panel 2.1 – National roadmaps on green development: An industrialised countries’ perspective
Chair: David McLaughlin (NRTEE) / Rapporteur: Isabella Kavafian (NRTEE)
Session Summary  
P2.1-1 Scenarios – How to make scenarios work? Examples from the work of UBA
Harry Lehmann, Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Germany
P2.1-2 UK Energy 2050: the Transition to a secure low-carbon energy system for the UK
Mark Winskel, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)/Edinburgh Univ., UK
P2.1-3 Low carbon Russia: Perspectives after crisis
Igor Bashmakov, Center for Energy Efficiency (CENEf), Russian Federation
P2.1-4 Transition towards LCS in a second-best world
Improving models and their use: An attempt in the French context

Jean-Charles Hourcade and Frederic Ghersi,
International Research Centre on the Environment and Development (CIRED), France
Panel 2.2 – Green Leaps for emerging economies
Chair: P.R. Shukla (IIM Ahmedabad) / Rapporteur: Rahul Pandey (IIM Lucknow)
Session Summary  
P2.2-1 Climate change initiatives: Toward low carbon development
Syamsidar Thamrin, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Indonesia
P2.2-2 Towards a low carbon future in Brazil: Voluntary goals for 2020
Emilio Lebre La Rovere, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
P2.2-3 Transition to low carbon economies in developing countries.
Case study: Bangladesh

Nafees Meah, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), UK
Panel 3.1 – National roadmaps on green development: A developing countries’ perspective
Chair: Jean-Charles Hourcade(CIRED) / Rapporteur: Eric Vidalenc (ADEME)
Session Summary  
P3.1-1 Low carbon society: A green roadmap for India
P.R. Shukla, Indian Institute of Management, (IIM), Ahmedabad, India
P3.1-2 Towards a low carbon future in Brazil: Voluntary goals for 2020
Carolina Dubeux, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
P3.1-3 Research and practice of low carbon society in China
Cai Bofeng, Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP),China
Panel 3.2 – Green Economy as a successful model for innovation of industrialised countries
Chair: Bert Metz (ECF) / Rapporteur: Oscar Amerighi (ENEA)
Session Summary  
P3.2-1 Green economy as a successful model for innovation in industrialised countries – Canada
David McLaughlin, National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), Canada
P3.2-2 100 % renewable energy scenarios for Denmark
Kirsten Halsnaes, DTU Climate Centre Riso, Denmark
P3.2-3 Promoting green innovation and green growth:
Policy instruments and challenges in terms of employment and human capital

Patricia Crifo, Univ. of Paris West and Ecole Polytechnique, France
P3.2-4 European Investment Bank
Gunnar Muent, European Investment Bank (EIB)
P3.2-5 Governments, governance and the transition to a low carbon economy
Andy Gouldson, Univ. of Leeds, UK
Panel 4 – Towards a research programme: How to come from here to there
Chair: Stefan Lechtenböhmer (WI) / Rapporteur: Andy Gouldson (Univ. of Leeds)
Session Summary  
P4-1 The role of interdisciplinary science in the transition to a low carbon society
Jan Rotmans, Dutch Research Institute For Transitions (DRIFT), The Netherlands
P4-2 The role of science in the transition to a sustainable low carbon society
Jill Jaeger, The Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI), Austria
Panel 5.1 – Behavioural change: Models for sustainable consumption and production
Chair: Christa Liedke (WI) / Rapporteur: Julia Nordmann (WI)
Session Summary  
P5.1-1 Can sustainable lifestyles `trickle up´?
Birgit Munck-Kampmann
European Topic Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ETC/SCP)
P5.1-2 Towards sustainable civilisation: How to bend the trend from unsustainable reality towards sustainable lifestyles?
Maria Jolanta Welfens, Wuppertal Institute (WI), Germany
P5.1-3 Transforming lifestyles and consumption patterns towards sustainable low-carbon society
Magnus Bengtsson, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan
P5.1-4 An approach to sufficiency carbon society: A case study of Thailand
Sirintornthep Towprayoon, King Monkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Panel 5.2 – A successful example: Communities and interest groups as promoters of LCS
Chair: Harriet Bulkeley (Durham University) / Rapporteur: Vanesa Castán-Broto (Durham University)
Session Summary  
P5.2-1 Innovation City
Anette Bickmeyer, E.ON/ Initiativkreis Ruhr, Germany
P5.2-2 Promotion of dialogue for policy making:
Case of the long-term significant reduction in GHG emissions
Masanobu Ishikawa, Kobe University, Japan
P5.2-3 Solar water heater case study – Lwandle and Kuyasa, Cape Town
Steve Thorne, SouthSouthNorth (SSN), South Africa
Panel 6.1 – Changing society: Social support of LCS and transition policy
Chair: Mikiko Kainuma (NIES) / Rapporteur: David Garber (EPA)
Session Summary  
P6.1-1 Energy innovation milestones to 2050
Paul Ekins, Univ. College London, UK
P6.1-2 Transition governance for a sustainable low carbon society
Derk Loorbach,
Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), The Netherlands
P6.1-3 Towards low carbon society: Role of civil society
Rahul Pandey, IGSA Labs/ Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow, India
P6.1-4 Barriers to low carbon growth: Lessons from EU Roadmap 2050
Bert Metz, European Climate Foundation (ECF), The Netherlands
P6.1-5 Brazil carbon market model
Ronaldo Seroa da Motta, Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Brazil
Panel 6.2 – Local governance towards a green society: How can cities act in a multilevel world?
Chair: Jørgen Lund Madsen, ICLEI / Rapporteur: Hanna Scheck, WI, Germany
Session Summary  
P6.2-1 Copenhagen climate plan
Jørgen Lund Madsen, City of Copenhagen, Denmark / ICLEI
P6.2-2 Hannover Climate Alliance 2020 – On the way to a low carbon city
Astrid Hoffmann-Kallen, City of Hannover, Germany
P6.2-3 Rethinking cities in a post carbon society
Jacques Theys, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable, Development and Sea (MEEDDM), France
and Eric Vidalenc, Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), France
Panel 7 – Research Cooperation and Policy Learning
Chair: Jean-Pierre Tabet (ADEME) / Rapporteur: Mark Winskel(UKERC)
P7-1 Formulation of LCS
Kyoko Miwa, LCS-RNet Secretariat/ IGES, Japan
P7-2 Research drifts in the time of political transition: Japan’s case
Shuzo Nishioka, LCS-RNet Secretariat/ IGES, Japan
P7-3 Country brief: Canada
Isabella Kavafian, National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), Canada
P7-4 Climate change: Where research meets policy in the United States
David Garber, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USA
P7-5 Low carbon society in China
Cai Bofeng, Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP), China
P7-6 Review of long term visions and strategies for a sustainable Germany
Sarah Rieseberg, Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Germany
P7-7 Italian best practices towards a low carbon society
Part I: Giulia Galluccio, Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC), Italy
Part II: Sergio La Motta
National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, (ENEA), Italy
Panel 8 – Resume and Closing of the conference
Moderators: Jean-Pierre Tabet(ADEME) / Stefan Lechtenböhmer (WI)
Discussion based on Panels 1 and 7
Presentation of conference outcomes with two or three impulse statements

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