On 5 June 2023 from 3 pm, Dr Benjamin Best, Senior Researcher in the Research Department Structural Change and Innovations at the Wuppertal Institute, will present the main results of the CLEVER scenario together with five other experts. Under the name CLEVER, négaWatt, a non-governmental French think tank, is developing an ambitious decarbonisation pathway for Europe together with 26 partner organisations from 20 European countries. Further information on the event and the CLEVER scenario can be found in the following press invitation and at https://wupperinst.org/en/a/wi/a/s/ad/8121.

UPDATE: A recording of the launch event can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M31tTddKfAI

CLEVER scenario launch event, Brussels 5.06.23


Only a few days left before the presentation of the CLEVER (a Collaborative Low Energy Vision for the European Region) scenario results!If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to register for the CLEVER launch event in Brussels. We would be delighted to present and discuss with you our final results during the CLEVER scenario launch event

 Monday 5 June 2023, 15:30 – 18:00 (admission 15:00)
Followed by a cocktail reception At Scotland House,
Rond-Point Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels
The event will be the opportunity to discuss CLEVER global, sectoral and national main findings with key experts from our partner organisations from academia and civil society around Europe. The CLEVER lessons and recommendations will be discussed in light of EU policy priorities from the Green Deal to REPowerEU and responses to the energy crisis, including finalisation of the Fit for 55 negotiations, NECPs revision, 2040 objectives and upcoming European elections, with representatives from the European Commission, European Parliament, consumer and industry organisations.

 Please find the latest agenda here

 The event will take place in person and we really look forward to being able to exchange with you in real. However, in view of the large number of registrations, we are also setting up a live webcast, which will be accessible here.
Please note that this broadcast will start at 3.30pm and will not allow you to ask questions or make comments.
⁂ We very much look forward to our exchange next Monday!
With thanks and best wishes
Stephane Bourgeois
European relations and policies manager,
négaWatt Association,
on behalf of the CLEVER network

The CLEVER scenario (Collaborative Low Energy Vision for the European Region) evaluates all potentials for energy demand reduction (sufficiency and efficiency) and renewable energy development at the national and European level. It will propose an action plan to reach carbon neutrality in Europe by 2050 at the very latest, together with a 100% renewable mix. This is being achieved through an innovative bottom-up approach: the modelling starts with the definition of energy demand through sufficiency, before optimising its intensity thanks to efficiency, and finally fulfilling the production needed through renewable energies. Scenario-builders from think tanks, NGOs, universities and consultancies from 22 European countries are working on national trajectories and their European aggregation, under the leadership of the négaWatt association. A number of deliverables are already available online including project presentations, first results, a briefing note on sufficiency, or technical notes on industry, mobility, AFOLUB and the residential sector.
The CLEVER partners:
A project supported by: