ENTRACTE Work Packages

The ENTRACTE project is divided into 8 work packages: 6 scientific ones and two for ensuring the smooth implementation of the project ("Project Management") and the proper dissemination and exploitation of the project outcomes ("Exploitation, Dissemination and Policy Engagement").

WP 1: Stock Taking and Scenario Identification

WP 1 aims at establishing a common starting point which allows for a subsequent analysis based on consistent and coherent methodological and analytical assumptions. Stock taking of policy instruments implemented inside and outside the EU as well as developing a set of narratives describing possible future policy environments are the two main objectives of this work package.

The collaborative work in WP 1 will be the basis for the work which will be carried out in WPs 2-6, in which the research results will be adapted to the different scenarios defined in WP 1.

WP-Leader:
Dr. Oliver Schenker
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)/ Germany
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WP 2: EU ETS - Reform and Expansion

The goal of this work package is to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the performance of the EU ETS since its creation with regard to its legal implementation and to its impact on regulated companies. Furthermore WP 2 aims at understanding the consequences and feasibility of the future reform and expansion of the ETS.

WP-Leader:
Dr. Antoine Dechezleprêtre
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)/ UK
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WP 3: Supplementary Instruments - Energy Policies

Although the ETS is the EU's key instrument to achieve its climate policy targets, it is accompanied by a range of other instruments, including energy policy instruments aimed at an increase in energy efficiency and renewable energy use. WP 3  addresses interactions between energy efficiency measures, promotion of renewable energy supply, and the climate policy targets and instruments of the EU.

WP-Leader:
Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research (FCO)/ Norway
Taran Faehn (E-Mail)
Dr. Rolf Golombek (E-Mail)
Dr. Snorre Kverndokk (E-Mail)

WP 4: Supplementary Instruments - Innovation and Diffusion Policies

WP 4 investigates the interactions between innovation and diffusion policies and different climate policy instruments, with particular attention to the EU ETS. This work package builds a basis for effective and efficient policy design that reduces emissions while harnessing low-carbon technologies.

WP-Leader:
Dr. Massimo Tavoni
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)/ Italy
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WP 5: Supplementary Instruments to Address Carbon Leakage and Competitiveness

This work package investigates the following main research questions:

  • How can the effectiveness of EU unilateral climate policy be enhanced by trade-related policy measures?
  • What is the most suitable empirical approach to identify a loss of competitiveness?
  • How do different policy instruments proposed for this purpose compare from an economic and practical point of view?
  • What is the long-term effect of trade-related policies on the innovation and adoption of low-carbon technologies?

WP-Leader:
Beatriz Gaitan
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)/ Germany
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WP 6: Synthesis and Integration

WP 6 will take a strategic and operational view on the interaction between climate policy instruments focusing on two main objectives:

  • To assess the compatibility of instruments and establish the conditions under which mixing of certain instruments is feasible and effective.
  • To integrate and synthesize the knowledge gained in the project

WP-Leader:
Prof. Dr. Sjak Smulders
Tilburg University, CentER & Tilburg Sustainability Center (TSC)/ Netherlands
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WP 7: Exploitation, Dissemination and Policy Engagement

The overall aim of this work package is to coordinate the exploitation and dissemination of the project's objectives, approaches and results to relevant scientific communities and the broader public. This also implies the exchange of information and the establishment of relationships with other ongoing projects and networks thus achieving a lively dialogue with key stakeholders.

WP-Leader:
Corinna Hahn
European Research and Project Office GmbH/ Germany
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WP 8: Project Management

WP 8 is responsible for the overall administrative coordination of the project to ensure the smooth and timely implementation of all research activities. Another important task is the elaboration of project reports in accordance with the guidelines for reporting issued by the EC as well as the overall financial controlling of the project and related issues.

WP-Leader:
Corinna Hahn
European Research and Project Office GmbH/ Germany
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