Keywords: climate change, Kyoto Protocol, European Commission, policy/research interface, expert workshops
EU climate policy: research support for Kyoto and beyond. Policy/research interface workshops series
This paper contains a synthesis report of four research/policy interface workshops organised by the European Commission. The workshops were designed to provide direct and timely support for the development of the European Commission's approach to the Kyoto Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in December 1997, and to its follow-up. The workshops addressed in particular: the issues and the options for greenhouse gases abatement, the assessment of policies and measures, criteria and instruments for flexibility and differentiation, and comprehensive approaches and implementation review issues.