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International Summer School

2nd International Summer School in Economic modelling of Environment, Energy and Climate

2-6 July, 2018 – CIRED, Paris, France

Topic : The role of demand and lifestyles in low carbon pathways

The second Summer School in Economic modelling of Environment, Energy and Climate will take place from July 2nd to July 6th at CIRED headquarters, Paris. The topic of this second edition will be "The human part of the mitigation challenge : the role of demand and lifestyles in low carbon pathways".

The assessment literature on climate change mitigation has to date mainly explored technologies and supply-side measures. However, the need for rapid transition towards low carbon societies underlies the importance of demand-side solutions to reduce GHG emissions. Demand-side solutions are generally more complex to address and relate to a variety of intertwined topics including demand-side mitigation measures in buildings, transport and agriculture sectors, the role of human behaviors, the role of social and lifestyle changes, etc. Integrating demand-side solutions and issues into overarching assessments of low carbon pathways thus remains a critical and needed challenge for modelling studies to inform better policies and decisions.

The aim of the Summer School is to foster scientific exchanges between participants and faculty members about these issues and the relevant applied modelling methods to address the different dimensions of the topic, including energy models, Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models, Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs), etc.

The Summer School is aimed at advanced graduates (PhD and master) and post-doctoral students in environmental and energy economics and modelling.
The lectures given by the School’s faculty members will provide the background scientific material. Participants will be asked to present a version of their research work and will receive valuable feedback from fellow students and faculty members. Additional activities include group project exercises, reading sessions and conferences.