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

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.
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Coordinator

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Address

Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 756 975

Participants (12)

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 731 437,50

CLIMACT SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 636 500

BUILDINGS PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE EUROPE ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 396 125

OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR UMWELT UND TECHNIK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 372 000

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 292 325

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 292 492,50

PANNON PRO INNOVACIOS SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 177 125

CMF CLIMATE MEDIA FACTORY UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 481 762,50

T6 ECOSYSTEMS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 311 250

FONDACIJA MREZA ZA PROMJENE JUGOISTOCNE EVROPE

Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU Contribution

€ 413 800

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 421 558,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730459

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 875 173,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 283 351,25

Coordinated by:

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany