Modelling and Analysis of Low Carbon transitiONs
The MALCON project is framed in the Societal Challenges 3 (Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy) and 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” of the H2020 programme (objectives 13th and 15th of the Spanish Strategy of Science, Technology and Innovation). The project pays especial attention to the social and economic dimensions of these challenges and, in particular, to implications in terms of income distribution and employment. The MALCON project is also connected to the Societal Challenge 2 of the H2020: Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy (objective 12th of the Spanish Strategy of Science, Technology and Innovation).
The research group is formed by two researchers (Prof. Arto and Dr. Cazcarro), two external Professors with whom they have been actively collaborating (Prof. Dietzenbacher and Prof. Katena), and two PhD Students (PhD. Sampedro and PhD. Van de Ven).
The ambition of MALCON is to develop methods and modelling tools to understand the social, economic and environmental implications of low-carbon transitions at different scale.
The general and specific objectives of the project are linked to the two research lines of the group:
RL1. Analysis of global supply chains
SO1: Analyse the income, employment and CO2 emissions implications of global supply-chains
SO2: Analyse the global supply chain of forest and agricultural products, in relation to land use, food security and climate change
RL2. Modelling the transition towards a low carbon economy
The main objective in this research line is to improve the modelling capabilities of the group and support institutions such as the “Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica” on the development of climate policies. More specifically the objectives are:
SO3: Develop a dynamic econometric model for Spain.
SO4: Analyse the economic implications of the transition towards a low-carbon economy in Spain
SO5: Analysis of low carbon transitions using Integrated Assessment Models