The CL-WINDCON project supports COP24, a conference that seeks to help in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the slowdown of global warming.
The 2018 UN climate change conference (COP24) held in the Polish city of Katowice from 2 to 14 December 2018. The key objective of COP24 is to adopt the implementation guidelines of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. In this sense, this Summit will be key when it comes to design the instruments that enable climate goals to be tackled and achieved effectively and efficiently.
Nowadays, climate change is an undeniable fact: the concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere has been progressively increasing since the Industrial Revolution and reversing this trend is only achievable via worldwide action and by tackling the problem forcefully from all angles.
In this context, CL-WINDCON is fully aligned with the European climate change strategies and the energy transition. Its goal is set on power production with wind farm models, O&M costs, full system reliability, lifetime extension, economic growth and competitiveness, and environmental and social job creation impact.
According to the energy Union Strategy, the SET-Plan is one of the seven research priorities defined by the Strategic Research Agenda of CL-WINDCON. This project addresses wind topic on LCE-07-2016.2017: “Developing the next generation technologies of renewable electricity and heating/cooling”. It will evaluate the overall value chain of the new control strategy through a Life Cycle Assessment, including supplies, production, distribution, use and disposal as well as all intervening transportation steps necessary or caused by the equipment’s existence. This is especially relevant in case of modifications of existing wind farms.
The main objectives of COP24 are:
- To take the decisions necessary to ensure the full implementation of the Paris Agreement.
- To take stock of the collective achievements made by the Parties in their efforts to meet the objectives agreed in Paris.