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EU Calculator: trade-offs and pathways towards sustainable and low-carbon European Societies

Objective

EUCalc replies to topic a) Managing technology transition. The EUCalc project will deliver a much needed comprehensive framework for research, business, and decision making which enables an appraisal of synergies and trade-offs of feasible decarbonisation pathways on the national scale of Europe and its member countries + Switzerland. The novel and pragmatic modelling approach is rooted between pure complex energy system and emissions models and integrated impact assessment tools, introduces an intermediate level of complexity and a multi-sector approach and is developed in a co-design process with scientific and societal actors. EUCalc explores decisions made in different sectors, like power generation, transport, industry, agriculture, energy usage and lifestyles in terms of climatological, societal, and economic consequences. For politicians at European and member state level, stakeholders and innovators EUCalc will therefore provide a Transition Pathways Explorer, which can be used as a much more concrete planning tool for the needed technological and societal challenges, associated inertia and lock-in effects. EUCalc will enable to address EU sustainability challenges in a pragmatic way without compromising on scientific rigour. It is meant to become a widely used democratic tool for policy and decision making. It will close - based on sound model components - a gap between actual climate-energy-system models and an increasing demands of decision makers for information at short notice. This will be supported by involving an extended number of decision-makers from policy and business as well as other stakeholders through expert consultations and the co-design of a Transition Pathways Explorer, a My Europe 2050 education tool and a Massive Open Online Course.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-OneStageB
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 756 975

Participants (12)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 696 125
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CLIMACT SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 670 406,25
Address
Place De L Universite 16
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUILDINGS PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE EUROPE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 396 125
Address
Rue De La Science 23
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR UMWELT UND TECHNIK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 338 093,75
Address
Hollandstrasse 10/46
1020 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 292 325
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 292 492,50
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANNON PRO INNOVACIOS SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 177 125
Address
Fo Ut 39
2066 Ujbarok
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CMF CLIMATE MEDIA FACTORY UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 481 762,50
Address
Friedrich Ebert Strasse 82
14469 Potsdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
T6 ECOSYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 311 250
Address
Via Aureliana 63
00187 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDACIJA MREZA ZA PROMJENE JUGOISTOCNE EVROPE
Bosnia and Herzegovina
EU contribution
€ 457 550
Address
Ulica Branilaca Sarajeva 20/2
71000 Sarajevo
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 413 121,25
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments