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Fundamental Decarbonisation Through Sufficiency By Lifestyle Changes

Objective

The proposed project FULFILL takes up the concept of sufficiency to study the contribution of lifestyle changes and citizen engagement in decarbonising Europe and fulfilling the goals of the Paris Agreement. FULFILL understands the application of the sufficiency principle as creating the social, infrastructural and regulatory conditions for changing individual and collective practices in a way that reduces energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions and simultaneously contributes to societal well-being. FULFILL’s consortium consists of research institutes, academia, think-tanks and NGOs who have developed an inter- & transdisciplinary research concept that engages in a dialogue between social science and humanities (SSH) as well as technoeconomic energy and climate studies, i.e. prospective studies. The project starts with developing a conceptual framework on lifestyle change towards sufficiency and the identification of most promising areas from prospective studies. The project's core is intensive empirical fieldwork in five EU countries and one outside combining qualitative and quantitative methods from SSH to deliver findings across diverse cultural, political and economic conditions. Hereby FULFILL provides in-depth analysis of sufficiency lifestyles, their intended and unintended consequences (incl. rebound & spillover effects), enablers and barriers (incl. incentives and existing structures) as well as impacts (incl. on health & gender) on the micro (individual & household) and meso (community & municipal) level. Building on this, FULFILL evaluates the potential for upscaling and develops a systemic impact assessment (macro level) which includes also indicators beyond GDP.
Finally, FULFILL delivers effective communication approaches and policy recommendations validated by citizen science activities. By its dissemination and exploitation strategy, the project targets policy makers to inform the preparation of NECPs and NDCs.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-CLA-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 923 742,50

Participants (7)

WUPPERTAL INSTITUT FUR KLIMA, UMWELT, ENERGIE GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 361 883,75
Address
Doppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 273 171,25
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
NOTRE EUROPE - INSTITUT JACQUES DELORS
France
EU contribution
€ 452 125
Address
18 Rue De Londres
75009 Paris
Activity type
Other
ASS NEGAWATT COMPAGNIE DES NEGAWATTS
France
EU contribution
€ 535 625
Address
1 Rue Marc Seguin
26300 Alixan
Activity type
Other
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 333 387,50
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY-EUROPE FORENING
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 211 275
Address
Klosterport 4 E 1
8000 Aarhus
Activity type
Other
ZALA BRIVIBA BIEDRIBA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 118 875
Address
Lapu Iela 17-3
1002 Riga
Activity type
Other