Elliot Mari about Task XX:
"Growing concerns about climate change and the need for deep reduction in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has been leading decision-makers such as governments and industry leaders to come up with consistent decarbonisation strategies. These strategies often rely on long-term scenarios describing what emission reduction pathways should be and could be followed compared to Business-As-Usual (BAU) trajectories. Therefore, sharing knowledge and promoting best roadmapping practises should strengthen international collaboration and indirectly trigger more climate-aligned decisions.
For the moment, the main focus of the Task consist in gathering roadmapping initiatives and finishing the work plan with the next step being the kick-off meeting in September. A series of meeting and workshops should be held to try to unfold different roadmap practices and to discuss them collectively. The purpose of the first working phase will be to identify the most fundamental factors and questions to address when developing a sectorial roadmap.
Participants should benefit from this Task essentially through the sharing of roadmap practices and the promotion of a network of industry “roadmappers”. Participants should also stay up-to-date with the latest roadmapping and modelling work conducted in other countries thereby unlocking new opportunities for cooperation and innovative roadmapping practises."
Simon Moser about Task XXI:
"For industrial decarbonization, we need to consider both the energy and the resource sector. This Task contributes by focusing the overlaps and synergies between the two concepts in general, and by focusing on Circular Carbon, i.e., avoid the most critical issue for climate change from a holistic perspective.
Last year, the definition of the task was carried out. After formal approval by the Executive Committee, we are now in the phase of clarifying the subtask in detail. For example, we discuss about contents and methodologies of subtasks, as well as first results.
In this rather academic Task, participant profit from international discussion and exchange on their research results. We see that the joint writing of papers in subtasks could be a good motivation for researchers to participate and bring in their experience."
For more information about participation and/or contents of these Task, please contact Elliot Mari or Simon Moser.