Low-carbon society:

 an enhanced modelling tool for the transition to sustainability

 

LOCOMOTION in brief

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.

Objectives

A transition to sustainability…

Expected results

Increasing IAMs accessibility and usability…

Impacts

Supporting EU climate policy…

We work on design of a new set of IAMs (Integrated Assessment Models) to provide a Low-carbon society

Partners

UVa

Universidad de Valladolid

UNIPI

Universitá Di 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

Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

EBB

European Environmental Bureau

CREAF

Centro de Investigaciones Ecológicas y Aplicaciones Forestales

CARTIF

Centro de Automatización, Robótica y Tecnologías de la Información

Latest news

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...

Article on LOCOMOTION in the Ecologist

An article written by Margarita Mediavilla and Khaled Diab on LOCOMOTION has been published in The Ecologist, which presents one of the main improvements this project is working on in the Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) field when analysing in a holistic manner...

A meeting of minds

LOCOMOTION’s Luis Javier Miguel González, Nathalie Wergles and Khaled Diab attended a networking event in Brussels, which was organised by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Directorate-General targeted at EU-funded research projects focusing on...

Setting the project in motion

LOCOMOTION has officially been launched. The kick-off event for the four-year EU-backed project took place in the picturesque Spanish university town of Valladolid, the regional capital of Castile and León. Short for ‘Low-carbon society: an enhanced modelling tool for...

Follow us: