Pan-European Co-Creationby Jonathan
Just came back from beautiful Copenhagen, where I facilitated the last of the five Town Hall discussions of the EUCalc Consortium. The five Town Hall discussions held in Budapest, Rome, Vienna, London and Copenhagen in February 2020 brought together over 260 stakeholders from a wide variety of sectors and countries. Being a European project with partners from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, EUCalc was co-created with stakeholders from multiple sectors drawn from European politics, economy and civil society.
The Town Hall discussions engaged key decision and policy makers who are active in developing sustainable low carbon pathways within their organisations and beyond. The Transition Pathways Explorer was considered as particularly useful for identifying fact-based pathways and alternative options for politicians and other key decision makers, as well as to match expectations or promises of policy results with calculation reality. The ease of use and the visualisation options for complex calculations could also be of help for displaying sustainable business cases. Politicians do not just get an impression of the climate pathway, but also the social and economic implications.