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ENERGY use for Adaptation

Objective

ENERGYA will improve our understanding of how energy and energy services can be used by households and industries to adapt to the risk posed by climate change. Specifically, the project will develop an interdisciplinary and scalable research framework integrating data and methods from economics with geography, climate science, and integrated assessment modelling to provide new knowledge concerning heterogeneity in energy use across countries, sectors, socioeconomic conditions and income groups, and assess the broad implications adaptation-driven energy use can have on the economy, the environment, and welfare.
The key novelty of ENERGYA is to link energy statistics and energy survey data with high spatial resolution data from climate science and remote sensing, including high-resolution spatial data on meteorology, population and economic activity distribution, electrification, and the built environment.
ENERGYA has three main objectives. First, it will produce novel statistical and econometric analyses for OECD and major emerging countries (Brazil, Mexico, India, and Indonesia) to shed light on the underlying mechanisms driving energy use. Second, it will infer future potential impacts from long-run climate and socioeconomic changes building on historical empirical evidence. Third, it will analyse the macro and distributional implications of adaptation-driven energy use with an economy-energy model characterising the distribution of energy use dynamics across and within countries.
Given the central role of energy as multiplier for socioeconomic development and as enabling condition for climate resilience, the research proposed in ENERGYA will result in timely insights for the transition towards sustainability described by the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations as well as the Paris International Climate Agreement.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

ERC-2017-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 082 187,50

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 082 187,50
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 412 812,50
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations