Low-carbon society:

 an enhanced modelling tool for the transition to sustainability





all-day 6th Transforming Care Conference... @ University of Sheffield, UK
6th Transforming Care Conference... @ University of Sheffield, UK
Jun 23 – Jun 28 all-day
6th Transforming Care Conference- Sheffield @ University of Sheffield, UK
2023 conference theme: Around the world, care in all its forms – of children, of adults with disabilities and of frail older people – is becoming increasingly challenging, visible and important. In focusing on boundaries,[...]


We work on designing a new IAM (Integrated Assessment Model) 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 a sophisticated model 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

Modelling workshop in Bilbao

From January 31st to February 2nd, took place the LOCOMOTION project modelling workshop in Bilbao (Spain). Hosted by BC3, the modelling workshop helped to advance in the pending tasks for the construction of the WILIAM model, emphasizing the interconnections between...

Mapping out space for nature-positive renewables

EU plans to expand renewables will reshape land uses in Europe, and this may trigger conflict. Decision-makers must develop strategic spatial planning, through eco-sensitive mapping and community engagement, to ensure the solar and wind revolution does not come at...

A new path for 100% renewable energy in Spain

Spain could run on 100% renewables by 2050 or sooner, but it will take more than technological advances. Accounting for material scarcities, reducing demand and policy innovation will all be necessary to make the transition a reality. And now, amid the energy...

It’s high time to reduce working time

What if one political decision could revolutionise climate chaos, energy shortages, job burn-out, accidents, inequality, and ageing? Implementing a four-day work week could just do that. Nick Meynen and Andreas Budiman report. Giving people more freedom from work...

Resources for net-zero: beyond the Earth’s crust

Current net zero ambitions demand raw materials beyond their reserves, aggravating geopolitical tensions and endangering a sustainable future. To address this challenge, we need to see energy and resource demand as a broader systemic issue. Andreas Budiman and Ruby...

Breaking silence on climate and social injustice at COP27

As climate chaos escalates across the world, the UN Conference of the Parties (COP27) comes at a crucial time for a coordinated and socially just global response. Despite its importance, the conference kicks off marred by the attempt to greenwash its host, Egypt, a...

Follow up our event in the COP27!

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust, the Norwegian Refugee Council and the LOCOMOTION project (Horizon 2020) invite you to participate in an official COP27 side event on Advancing rights-based protection of climate migrants...

Modelling for Change: Not Without the Youth

By Sara Pavesio and Martín Lallana During September 4-15, students and researchers attended the LOCOMOTION Summer School 2022 at the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia, to explore how modelling can help them become more effective in addressing the social and...

10 Ways to Make the Energy System Sustainable, Secure and Just

By Marguerite Culot and Nick Meynen This year, the EU’s sustainable energy week comes at the height of a massive energy crisis. If you find it easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of the energy crisis, we have news for you: solutions to rebuild our...

Key steps for a renewable, secure and just energy future

The new policy brief based on LOCOMOTION research outlines how the EU can accelerate the shift towards a 100% renewable, sustainable and resilient energy future. The veto on including nuclear energy and gas into EU taxonomy to be voted by the Members of the European...


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