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Low-carbon society:

 an enhanced modelling tool for the transition to sustainability

 

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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LOCOMINAR: Five science-based tips for the EU’s green transition

Our last Locominar which took place on 22th of October 2021 dealt with five science-based tips for the transition in Europe. The online webinar was organized by the European Environment Bureau (EEB) and led by Katharina Wiese (EEB). The event counted with the...

Towards an emission neutral society: challenges and opportunities

LOCOMOTION is co-organizer together with NAVIGATE, Paris Reinforce and VERIFY of an EU COP 26 side event called: Towards an emission neutral society: challenges and opportunities on the 1st of November 11 am to 12 pm CEST. The event will discuss challenges and...

New LOCOMINAR! Five science-based tips for the EU’s green transition

A new LOCOMINAR will be held on the 22nd of October at 10:00 AM CET. This webinar is part of a series of public LOCOMINARS. This online event will present 5 science-based policy recommendations for the EUs green transition based on the LOCOMOTION policy briefing. One...

Net zero emissions ≠ zero pollution: Inconvenient (pollution) truths about the green energy supply chain!

LOCOMOTION participated in the EU Green Week with a dedicated session entitled "Net zero emissions ≠ zero pollution: Inconvenient (pollution) truths about the green energy supply chain!". The webinar took place on 2 June 2021 and was moderated by Katherina Wiese from...

LOCOMOTION will be part of the EU Green Week 2021

LOCOMOTION will be part of the EU Green Week 2021 on the 2nd of June at 10:00 AM CET. Under the title "Net zero emissions ≠ zero pollution: Inconvenient (pollution) truths about the green energy supply chain", the LOCOMOTION researchers will present the most relevant...

Overcoming the hidden environmental costs of solar energy

Our efforts to harness the sun’s energy to power our future may require up to 5% of the territories of some countries, a new LOCOMOTION simulation finds. This could have significant direct and indirect environmental side effects, including habitat loss and...

Carbon removal: Complementing or clouding climate action?

The EU’s excessive focus on carbon removal could harm efforts to combat global warming. Our primary focus must be on emissions reductionsCoralie Boulard examines the scientific evidence and explores the best path forward. With additional reporting by Khaled Diab....

Third Locominar focuses on the power to model sustainable futures in your hands

The third Locominar wich took place on 16 February 2021 dealt with the power of WILIAM to model a sustainable future. The online webinar was organized by the European Environment Bureau (EEB) and led by Khaled Diab (EEB). The event counted with the collaboration of...

How Europe can grow without growing

In a landmark document recognising the destructive power of constant economic growth, the European Environment Agency (EEA) echoes the demands of campaigners and scientists: the urgent need to favour well-being over wealth. The EEA briefing argued that our quest for...

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...

Partners

project consortium

UVa

University of Valladolid (Coordinator)

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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INN

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

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