Low-carbon society:

 an enhanced modelling tool for the transition to sustainability





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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

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...

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...



project consortium


University of Valladolid


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

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Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

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