EU-Interreg 2Seas SHIFFT:
On co-creation in sustainable heating transition projects in six pilot sites in four EU countries (Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the U.K).
RVO “Schools as energy embassies in neighbourhoods”:
On co-creation at the neighbourhood level where schools serve as focal actor supporting multi-actor co-creation processes resulting in low carbon actions.
On controversies as a source of information in supporting public-private decision-making for socially responsible energy projects.
EU-H2020 REScoop Plus:
On renewable energy cooperatives encouraging their members to lower home energy consumption.
Sustainable Collective Citizen Action for a Local Europe (SCCALE) 20-30-50 intends to bring Europe closer to its citizens. Building on the work of local communities across Europe, the project looks to further scale the development of European energy communities. SCCALE 20-30-50 is looking to continue and amplify the work of the previous (EU-FP7) REScoop 20-20-20 project, and the Covenant of Mayors.
Climate targets will not be met by reducing emissions alone - negative emissions technologies that remove and sequester carbon dioxide are also necessary. Land-Based Mitigation Technologies (LMTs) and practices are part of the solution. Agriculture, forestry, and other land use sectors are potentially able to absorb huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. LANDMARC is a 4 year project (2020-24) that will improve our understanding of how and where Land Based Mitigation Technologies can be most effectively deployed. We will bring together stakeholders, Earth observation technology and computer modelling to estimate the global realistic potential of the Earth’s land surface in absorbing additional carbon from the atmosphere. We develop new assessment methodologies and tools. Our work will help Governments identify suitable LMTs for their countries and quantify their impact.
TIPPING+ will provide an empirical in-depth social science understanding of fundamental changes in sociodemographic, geographical, psychological, cultural, political, and economic patterns which give rise to Social-Ecological Tipping Points (SETPs), both positive and negative in relation to socio-energy regional systems. Such empirical and theoretical insights will shed new light on the interdependencies between changes in regional socio-cultural structures and the technological, regulatory and investment-related requirements for embracing (or failing to embrace) low-carbon, clean-energy and competitive development pathways in selected coal and carbon intensive case study regions (CCIRs). The overall goal is to understand why and under which conditions a given social-ecological regional system heavily dependent on coal and carbon-intensive activities may flip into a low-carbon, clean energy development trajectory – or on the contrary may fall into an opposite trajectory with all its negative implications. Towards this goal, main focus of TIPPING+ is the participatory co-production of knowledge on the driving forces and deliberate tipping interventions leading to the emergence of positive tipping points toward clean energy transitions in European CCIRs.