The list of work packages (WP) in the current second phase of the research programme are:
WP1) Technology Assessment, Buildings, Transport infrastructure & Energy
This WP will assess how the integration of new, low-CO2 technologies and practices along the supply chains of buildings, transport infrastructure and energy may best be managed, and how the coupling between sectors can be set up so as to maximize synergies, minimize systems costs, and ensure sustainable use of scarce materials and renewable energy resources. The objective is also to produce actionable recommendations that can have an impact already today, and to provide a methodological framework for how to assess how the supply-chain climate transitions in relation to the sustainable development goals (SDG).
WP2. Technology assessment, transportation
The focus of this WP is complexities in the supply chain and material turnover for the transport system and its relationships to energy markets and the climate impacts of different technologies and policy options. The WP also includes analysis of the travel volume and supply chain consequences of different policy options designed for enabling a transition to zero GHG emissions; different behavioral trends regarding shared mobility; and technology pathways that focus on electrification and CAVs. It will also provide a synthesis of the insights using an integrated modeling approach.
WP3. Governance and policy processes
This work package will advance the studies on the transformative pathways towards net-zero emissions in Sweden, focusing on the links between policymaking, institutions and market actors along the supply chains, and including production, business models, and consumption. The WP will bring this research closer to the policymaking scene.
WP4. Policy design options
The overall aim of this work package is to investigate how best to design policy instruments and instrument packages to induce transformative changes towards a society with net-zero GHG emissions. Compared to the wider policy context in WP3, the focus of this work package is on the specific policy measures that are needed to enable the realization of transformative pathways, specifically along the supply chains.
WP5. Benefits to end-users – implementation, local arenas and integration
The aim of this WP is to increase and accelerate the implementation of research results among our end-users and enhance collaboration and integration between the different work packages. The primary end-users are:
• High-end decision makers in Swedish industry
• The Swedish Government and its agencies
• International climate policymakers, particularly in the EU