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Strengthening low carbon transition policies - Fortalecimiento de las políticas bajas de transición de carbono  

 The main objective of this research project is to advance scientific knowledge regarding the implementation and design of climate and energy policies to promote a transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy efficiently and equitatively. This objective is in line with challenge 5: "Acción sobre el cambio climático y eficiencia en la utilización de recursos y materias primas” identified in the "Estrategia Española de Ciencia y Tecnología y de Innovación".

A growing consensus between scientists indicates that if we want to avoid the possible adverse effects of climate change and reach the Paris climate goal of limiting the increase in the average temperature of the planet to less than 2ºC over pre-industrial levels, greenhouse gas emissions should be net zero (including sinks) by around 2050. Accomplishing this target without hurting the economic and social wellbeing of each country, now and in the future, especially that of the most vulnerable people, is far from easy. Consequently, there is a strong case for exploring new national and/or international strategies for far-reaching, and urgent reductions in CO2 emissions and their implications on different scales. In this project we intend to analyze climate policy from several perspectives, such as finance, trade, climate risks and biodiversity. In order to favour the de-linking of economic growth and CO2 emissions, we will explore alternative pathways for achieving mitigation targets from macroecomic, technological, and consumer perspectives. We will also study the economic impact and incidence of different policies and instruments such as different types of environmental fiscal reforms, along with their co-benefits, such as those related to pollution and public health. Finally, from an investor’s perspective, we will analyze the conditions required to (optimally) invest in low-carbon technologies.

Start date: 2019-01-01

End date:021-12-31

Call:Proyectos de I+D+i «Retos investigación» correspondientes al Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad, CONVOCATORIA 2018


Key people involved in BC3:

Mikel González-Eguino

Anil Markandya

Xaquin García




Proyecto financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades y la Agencia Estatal de Investigación con el nº exp: RTI2018-093352-B-I00





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