PLATON will gain and disperse knowledge about how the policy system works and can be adjusted in feasible and effective ways to satisfy national greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting commitments and meet the 2030 and 2050 emission targets of Norway.

Knowledge-building in the platform includes new insight that will fill knowledge gaps in the international research frontier and domestic policymaking, reviews that assess and establish the status quo knowledge, applied analyses/assessments, accessible data and tools for public agencies, analysts and researchers within and outside the platform, and communication activities. In work package (WP) 1 we will deepen insight in how to stimulate abatement and uptake in agriculture and forestry without conflicting with other sector priorities. Challenges will be to overcome current limitations in data and develop state-of-the-art projection models. WP2 addresses instruments for GHG-mitigation from transport and waste. Key to impact studies of transport policy is to understand demand for mobility and modes. We will study policies for sustainable biofuels and for fostering public-private-research collaboration for clean shipping. WP3 looks at instruments targeting manufacturing and petroleum industries. CO2 price add-ons and support schemes will be analysed, as will Norway’s full-value-chain CCS initiatives. We will search for deep decarbonisation indicators and effective policy designs, taking past evidence and projected development into account. WP4 andWP5 overarch sectors and governance levels. Interplays give rise to complex processes and potential sectoral conflicts that we will analyse qualitatively and quantitively. Studying implications of alternative global developments will illuminate uncertainties in policymaking.

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