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Low-carbon society:

 an enhanced modelling tool for the transition to sustainability

 

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all-day Degrowth Conference Vienna 2020:...
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Degrowth Conference Vienna 2020: Strategies for a Social Ecological Transformation
From May 29th – June 1st 2020, Vienna will host a thematic degrowth conference, focusing on Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation. The Vienna conference will explicitly focus on exploring strategies for a degrowth transformation, complementing the[...]

LOCOMOTION in brief

We work on designing a new set of IAMs (Integrated Assessment Models) to become a low-carbon society

Europe and the world stand at a turning point. The global climate is heating up. Species are dying out at an unprecedented rate, leading to massive biodiversity loss. Ecosystems are collapsing. Many of the world’s finite resources are being overexploited.

At the centre of this worldwide crisis stands humanity.

Citizens are demanding change, while civil society and policymakers are seeking sustainable alternatives for a low-carbon, net zero-emissions future.
LOCOMOTION is helping in this endeavour by developing sophisticated models to assess the socioeconomic and environmental impact of different policy options in order to help society make informed decisions about the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future.

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LOCOMOTION’s third modelling workshop

The third LOCOMOTION modelling workshop took place on 18-20 May 2020 as an online conference due to COVID-19. The University of Iceland (UoI) led the workshop activities and more than 20 researchers discussed the status of the ‘Technical and biophysical system...

The climate-friendly future of transport

LOCOMOTION colleagues from the University of Valladolid presented some preliminary results from a series of simulation carried out using the MEDEAS-World model, LOCOMOTION’s predecessor. The simulation found that relying solely on future technological innovation would...

LOCOMOTION’s second modelling workshop

The second LOCOMOTION modelling workshop is taking place on 5-6 May 2020 through different online conferences due to the influence of COVID-19. The University of Valladolid (UVa) is leading the workshop activities and more than thirty researchers are discussing the...

2050: How to make humanity and nature thrive

It is possible to revolutionise humanity’s relationship with nature and avert environmental catastrophe. Margarita Mediavilla* dreams up a vision of what a sustainable future would be like. It’s easy to find catastrophic visions of the future in the scientific...

Avoiding the inequities of green growth

Green growth alone causes greater inequality, a new model suggests. But there are socially just alternatives.By André Cieplinski Our team at the University of Pisa, in partnership with LOCOMOTION, published the results of our simulation exploring alternative routes...

Energy transition: From words to actions

Energy transition: From words to actionsLOCOMOTION’s Spanish partner is taking a central role in efforts to build an integrated community of modellers charting the path to a sustainable energy transition in Spain By Pablo García García As the climate emergency heats...

LOCOMOTION’s first modelling workshop

Lisbon hosted LOCOMOTION’s first modelling workshop on 22-23 January 2020. It was organised by Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FC-ID), which leads the environmental work package (WP6). At this workshop, 15 researchers from seven LOCOMOTION partner...

Forecasting the future involves uncertainty

A paper by LOCOMOTION’s Amandine Pastor has been published in CATENA, an interdisciplinary journal of soil science, hydrology and geomorphology. The article presents a review of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) under global change to understand how uncertainties...

The renewable revolution

An article entitled “The renewable revolution cannot occur with limitless growth, experts warn” written by our LOCOMOTION’S colleague Khaled Diab (EEB) has been published in Meta on 3 December 2019. The article presents the important role of renewable energy and the...

LOCOMOTION project in top Spanish newspaper

The Spanish newspaper El Mundo published an article entitled ‘Climate change analysts’ about the Group of Energy, Economy, and System Dynamics (GEEDS) at the University of Valladolid, in which the coordinator of this group and of LOCOMOTION, Luis Javier Miguel...

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Partners

project consortium

UVa

University of Valladolid

UNIPI

University of Pisa

SDEWES

Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems

AEA

Austrian Energy Agency

BC3

Basque Centre for Climate Change

CESAR

Centre of Economic Scenario Analysis and Research

UoI

University of Iceland

CRES

Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving Foundation

UNU-EHS

United Nations University/Institute for Environment and Human Security

FC.ID

Association for the Investigation and Development of Sciences

EBB

European Environmental Bureau

CREAF

Ecological and Forestry Applications Research Centre

CARTIF

CARTIF Technology Centre

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