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Building a

low carbon society together

Our goal is to improve the dialogue on how to achieve a low-carbon society. A dialogue between research and civil society communities. We aim to contribute to a joint vision towards a low-carbon society in Europe. We are research organisations and NGOs in the field of energy. We are a consortium of 15 partners in 10 European countries. We are R&Dialogue.

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European Low-Carbon Vision and Action Plan

Type of paper: European paper

How do we bring different groups together in constructive dialogue on our low-carbon future? The R&Dialogue project consortium believes that the objectives of the European Commission’s 2050 Roadmap would be much easier to achieve if citizens, civil society and scientists not only share the overall ambition of emissions reduction, but also agree with, and contribute to, the possible solutions. When citizens feel part of the processes that give us low-carbon policies and solutions, we will be closer to achieving a low carbon society. This is why we believe we need to co-create a vision of a low-carbon society.


Energy Roadmap

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Energy Roadmap 2050, European Commission

The EU goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80–95 % by 2050 has serious implications for our energy system. We need to be far more energy efficient. About two thirds of our energy should come from renewable sources.


European Dialogue Report


Key R&Dialogue deliverable

In the R&Dialogue project, we facilitated in ten countries a low-carbon dialogue with representatives from energy, the low-carbon R&D community, social actors and others. In each country, a ‘coalition of the willing’ explored the challenges of dialogue and articulated its view on improving the dialogue. The European Dialogue Reports is a collection of experiences in dialogue and a reflection on the themes emerging from those dialogues.