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CAPABLE Kickoff meeting

The CAPABLE Kickoff meeting has been organized in Milan (hosted by the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment) from the 28th of February to the 1st of March, 2023.

CAPABLE is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme and carried out by a transdisciplinary European consortium of 10 partner institutions and universities across Europe and is coordinated by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC). It will provide robust, resilient and actionable recommendations for designing socially and economically acceptable climate policy measures for 2030 and beyond.

CAPABLE aims to develop and operationalize multi-objective decision-making frameworks to help evaluate effective yet socially and politically feasible climate and environmental policies in Europe.

This will be accomplished through five objectives:

  1. Develop new methods for socio-economic decision-making, addressing issues of deep uncertainty, social heterogeneity of actors, behavioural responses and biases, and multi-objective welfare measurement.
  2.  Enhance the empirical knowledge of public perceptions of climate policies, particularly on determinants of public support and opposition driving the political feasibility of climate policies.
  3.  Synthesize the rich literature on climate policy impact evaluation, with a focus on policy implementation and sequencing, and inform policies of the Fit for 55 packages with the best available scientific evidence.
  4.  Analyze the role of policymakers at various levels, from the European and national levels to regional city levels, as well as recent citizen engagement initiatives.
  5.  Design actionable and effective climate policy recommendations to be disseminated and exploited and develop an online policy evaluation tool.

The two days event marked the formal start of the project, which will run from January 2023 until December 2025.

Also, on March 2nd, the first CAPABLE Policy Workshop took place for the advisory board and the stakeholders to understand the project and their role in it and for the consortium to receive innovative inputs on research questions or methods.