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PAthways for Carbon Transitions

Objective

Most «business-as-usual scenarios» built up till now have shown that hydrocarbon resources scarcity and the growing release of greenhouse gases will bring the world far away from sustainability over the next decades. Then, deep changes in behaviours away from «BAU» are unavoidable long before the turn of the century in a move towards a post-carbon society. Urbanisation and mobility are probably the domains where these changes might be the most important and they will be necessarily driven and limited by socio-economic and cultural forces that will dominate the century. They will induce further deep changes in behaviours of consumers and producers and are likely to deeply impact the use and production of bulk materials, large energy consumers and GHG emitters. To address these challenges, key milestones were defined by the EU : - A 20% reduction (minimum) of CO2 emissions by 2020 (compared to 1990) in Europe - A reduction of the GHG emissions by 2050 and after, so as to limit the increase of the temperature due to climatic change within 2°C. In this framework, the PACT project objective is to provide strategic decision-support information to decision makers to achieve these milestones. It will focus on 3 themes : - What shape the energy demand, and how this should evolve towards post-carbon concept, from the infrastructures viewpoint, in relation to urbanisation and land-use schemes, and that of the life-styles and behaviours, in relation to the available technologies. - The question of urbanisation and land-use from the renewable energy perspective, including that of the systems. - The role of social forces, actors, stakeholders in the transition process. PACT will address these issues in two phases: first, by developing the necessary analytical and conceptual framework, second in attempting to quantify scenarios of post-carbon societies at EU and world level by 2050 and beyond, using enhanced versions of the VLEEM and POLES models.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ENERDATA SA
Address
Avenue Alsace Lorraine 47
38000 Grenoble
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 374 662
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Desbrosses

Participants (11)

ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA
France
EU contribution
€ 41 588
Address
Rue Andre Campra 6 Immeuble Le Cezanne
93200 Saint Denis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Pierre Birat (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 173 662
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Köhler (Dr.)
Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Germany
EU contribution
€ 91 978
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Hamacher (Dr.)
ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI (I.S.I.S) - SOCIETA'COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 82 420
Address
Via Sistina 42
00187 Roma
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Andrea Ricci (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE MENDES FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 149 496
Address
Rue Des Universites 151
38040 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lorette Dunand (Ms.)
LABORATORIO DI SCIENZE DELLA CITTADINANZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 145 590
Address
Via Guido Reni 56
00195 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fabio Feudo (Dr.)
SWERIM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 95 400
Address
Arontorpsvagen 1
971 25 Lulea
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christer Ryman (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 77 966
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Modenato (Dr.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 92 184,25
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eliisa Särkilahti (Ms.)
ENERGETICKA AGENTURA VYSOCINY SDRUZENI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 19 797,75
Address
Krizova 2
586 01 Jihlava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hana Zábranská (Ms.)
BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 29 722
Address
Fovam Ter 8
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Labelle (Dr.)