The EU Calculator team continued its quest to understand user needs by promoting a second Demand evaluation and concretisation workshop in Brussels on 23 March 2017, just 3 months after the first contact with stakeholders in Potsdam.
A hand-picked group of key decision/policy makers, active in developing sustainable low carbon development pathways for Europe, were invited to shape the European Calculator project. The implementing consortium was keen in understand how to focus the project directly to assist this group of people in their strategic decision making.
In this respect, stakeholders were particularly keen in being able to test impact of policies, shadow policy and identify areas with significant impact. More generally, it was felt that after Paris COP 21, there is a need to constantly test policies, monitor where the gaps are and show which areas can make significant impact by understanding interactions between different sectors and their respective roles in transition.