Innovation Pathways, Strategies and Policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe
December 2016 until July 2021
883.531 € funded by EU, H2020:
Robert Pietzcker
PIK number / OEH

INNOPATH is a research project working with a range of stakeholders to generate new, state-of-the-art low-carbon pathways for the European Union.

It will do this, first, by assessing the anatomy of existing scenario and pathway studies for the low-carbon transition from technical, economic and social perspectives. The innovation systems and policy landscapes for key energy-using sectors of the economy will also be examined. The insights from this process will feed into the structure of new low-carbon pathways, ‘co-designed’ with a wide range of stakeholders from government, industry, academia and civil society. These scenarios will then be quantitatively and qualitatively assessed for their technical, economic and social outcomes. INNOPATHS will assess how the benefits of these pathways, such as new industries, jobs and competitiveness, may be maximised, and how any negative impacts, such as those on low-income households, or on carbon-intensive sectors, may be mitigated.