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A systemic approach to the energy transition in Europe

Achieving a carbon-neutral future by 2050 is possible, but requires urgent action. The energy transition is far from a purely technical challenge. Making it a reality requires solving a huge systemic problem, coordinating countless individual voluntary investment decisions, consumption and behaviour across Europe.

SAPEA report "A systemic approach to the Energy transition in Europe"
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To support such a development and based on the best available evidence, a new scientific report by the consortium Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) presents options in six main themes: Technological diversity, managing deep complexity, governance and regulation, behaviour and participation, global leadership and supply chain security.

This SAPEA report fed into policy recommendations by the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) of the European Commission.

Edition / Volume: Evidence Review Report, 9
Pages: 191 p.
Standard identifier: ISBN 978-3-9820301-9-7 / DOI 10.26356/energytransition


  • Europe


Dr. Roger Pfister
Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
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