Collaborative Scenario Creation Processes for Germany and France
- Involving Stakeholders in Energy Scenario Development
One of the main activities of ENCI LowCarb Project was the development and the application of a methodology for the transparent integration of stakeholders’ contributions in the scenario design to enhance the stakeholders’ acceptance of the resulting low carbon pathways. This attempt at integrating the aspect of acceptability in the scenario design constitutes an important step in distinguishing what is technically and economically feasible from what is socially and politically acceptable.
The project hypothesis consisted in stating that if national stakeholders can recognize their contributions in the resulting scenarios (even if those were amended by the contributions of others); they would eventually be more supportive of this scenario than in a case where a non-transparent procedure was followed.
The collaborative scenario design process that was applied within the project included the participation of a wide range of stakeholders (civil society organizations including trade unions and non-governmental organizations, private companies, banks, state and local authorities). Participating stakeholders were asked to deﬁne or select acceptable CO2 emissions mitigation measures and their contributions were implemented in the energy economic model Imaclim-R France and REMIND-D respectively to create scenarios that are economically and technically consistent as well as acceptable by stakeholders.
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The Collaborative Process involved the Following steps:
Researcher / NGO Cooperation -
Team Building [LINK]