Low-carbon society:

 an enhanced modelling tool for the transition to sustainability





all-day 24th Annual Conference on Global... @ Colorado State University. Lory Student Center 1101
24th Annual Conference on Global... @ Colorado State University. Lory Student Center 1101
Jun 23 – Jun 25 all-day
24th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis “Global Food System: Opportunities and Challenges" @ Colorado State University. Lory Student Center 1101
The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on applied general equilibrium methods, data, and application. Related[...]


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.



latest project updates

Second Locominar focuses on how to tackle uncertainties in uncertain times

The second Locominar, which took place on 25 November 2020, dealt with the uncertainties in multi-disciplinary modelling. The online webinar was presented by Dr. Amandine Pastor from FC.ID (Association for the Investigation and Development of Sciences). More than 25...

First Locominar looks beyond green growth

The first LOCOMOTION webinar (Locominar), which took place on 6 November 2020, explored ‘Feasible alternatives to green growth’. Attended by over 30 researchers, the event was presented by our colleague Simone D’Alessandro from the University of Pisa (UNIPI). The...

A focus group on social and demographic factors

Last week, LOCOMOTION project held a focus group meeting to identify the social and demographic factors affecting a low-carbon future for LOCOMOTION's models to achieve a sustainable society. The role of migrations was also discussed including its social interlinkages...

The unsustainability of the electric car

Shifting to electric vehicles while maintaining current travelling habits will not deliver emissions reductions required by European Green Deal and Paris Agreement.By Margarita Mediavilla and Khaled Diab The European Green Deal sets ambitious targets for decarbonising...

What does decarbonizing transport actually mean?

The European Green Pact considers very ambitious targets for decarbonising the European economy, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 or cutting emissions in sectors such as transport by 90% by 2050. Objectives of similar ambition are considered by...

Would you like to participate in the design of the transition towards a fair and sustainable world? Fill the LOCOMOTION models survey!

We would like to invite you to participate in a survey funded by the LOCOMOTION project that aims at developing models to assess the socio-economic and environmental impact of different policy options in order to help society make informed decisions about the...

LOCOMOTION first General Project Assembly

The first LOCOMOTION General Assembly is taking place on 22-24 September 2020 through different online conferences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Valladolid (UVa) is leading the General Assembly and more than fifty researchers are discussing the...

Help us to develop the simulation tools of LOCOMOTION!

We have set up three different online surveys to collect user requirements, needs and objectives from stakeholders. Your opinions and advices will be a very valuable source of information for us to improve the quality of the tools. We would be very grateful if you...

Assessing the feasibility of the renewable transition

A new article by Carlos de Castro and Iñigo Capellán of the Group of Energy, Economy and Systems Dynamics (Geeds) at the University of Valladolid, the lead partner of the LOCOMOTION project, was published in Energies, a peer-reviewed journal of related scientific...

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...



project consortium


University of Valladolid (Coordinator)


University of Pisa


Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems


Austrian Energy Agency


Basque Centre for Climate Change


Centre of Economic Scenario Analysis and Research


University of Iceland


Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving Foundation


United Nations University/Institute for Environment and Human Security


Association for the Investigation and Development of Sciences


European Environmental Bureau


Ecological and Forestry Applications Research Centre


CARTIF Technology Centre

Logo INN


Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

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