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Sustainable finance for a smooth low-carbon transition

Project description

Aligning finance with climate stability

A double systemic challenge awaits European societies. First, they will need to move towards a low-carbon productive system to mitigate climate change. Second, they will have to minimise the economic and financial disruptions this transition could trigger. To achieve these goals, financial systems have to be aligned with climate stability and transition objectives. This is why the EU-funded SMOOTH project will delve into the psychological and institutional barriers to low-carbon investments, and will develop a novel macro-financial analytical framework to study potential decarbonisation scenarios. Combining climate macroeconomics, behavioural finance and political economy, this framework will analyse financial drivers and obstacles, as well as their implications for growth, financial stability, employment, distribution and private/public debt.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/macroeconomics

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 130 587,25

Beneficiaries (2)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 130 587,25
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 369 368,75
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations