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16 Feb 2021 13:00—16:00 Paris Time Webinar

The role of 'behavioural aspects' for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050

Webinar recording

The IEA Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT) regularly holds thematic discussions focusing on R&D and technology topics. The objective is to provide a forum for CERT delegates to exchange with peers and raise knowledge among IEA family country members. The discussions also provide an opportunity for greater dialogue between CERT members and the Technology Collaboration Programme under the IEA.

This discussion will focus on the role of behavourial aspects for government ambitions to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The webinar will examine the topic from three different angles: policy best practices, individuals' role for ensuring a just transition, and behavourial aspects in modelling. The main aim of the discussion is to give governments an opportunity to exchange best practices and current priorities, and to deep-dive into examples of ongoing research programmes and projects.

Preparations are led by Switzerland with support from IEA Secretariat and the Experts' Group on R&D Priority-Setting and Evaluation (EGRD). The EGRD is an informal advisory group that supports CERT delegates with advice on R&D priority setting and linkages to governmental policy objectives, methods and approaches for evaluation of R&D activities, and understanding of emerging and systematic R&D topics.

The webinar will be organised in 3 sessions:

  • How to design policies with public acceptance that can drive behavioural change
  • The role of behavioural change in a just transition
  • How do you understand and model behavioural change?