Project Description

PACT – Pathways for Carbon Transitions

pact-logoPACT, standing for Pathways for Carbon Transitions, aims at shaping how a sustainable post-carbon society would look like and how we could reach it within the next 50 years.

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*Funded by the European Commission

The project focuses on:

    • what shapes the energy demand, and how this should evolve towards post-carbon concept, from two viewpoints:  infrastructures, in relation to urbanisation and land-use schemes, and life-styles and behaviours, in relation to  technologies that should be available.
    • the relations of urbanisation and land-use from the renewable energy perspective, including that of the systems (centralised/dependence versus decentralised/autonomous).
    • the role of social forces, actors, stakeholders in the transition process toward this post-carbon concept.

The ultimate objective is to complement these analytical components with an attempt to quantify scenarios of post-carbon societies, at the world level.

  • Organisation of a DELPHI survey and two workshops involving city planning experts to envision different post-carbon city forms in a long-term perspective (2050)

  • Enerdata
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer-ISI)
  • Max-Plank-Institut for Plasmaphysics (IPP)
  • Institute of studies for the Integration of systems (ISIS)
  • University Pierre Mendes France (UPMF) – LEPII Laboratory
  • Laboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza (LSC)
  • Mefos
  • University of Padua (UP)
  • Turku School of Economics (TSE)