Socio-technical transition dynamics in scenarios for climate change mitigation and sustainable development: where next?


Organizers: Evelina Trutnevyte (University of Geneva), Nico Bauer (PIK), Detlef van Vuuren (Utrecht University)

WORKSHOP SESSION

2:30 PM-2:50 PM
Capturing behavioral factors in scenarios of socio-technical transitions 
Oreane Edelenbosch, Politechnico di Milano    

2:50 PM-3:10 PM
Advancing the use of scenarios to understand society`s capacity to act towards achieving the 1.5˚C target 
Simona Pedde, Wageningen University

3:10 PM-3:30 PM
Integrating socio-technical transition dynamics in scenario analysis for climate mitigation and sustainable development policy – the case of Ireland 
James Glynn, Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland

3:30 PM-3:35 PM
Panel statement: Operationalising Socio-technical Energy Transitions Modelling for Energy and Climate Policy 
Francis Li, University College London Energy Institute  

3:35 PM-3:40 PM
Panel Statement
Aleh Cherp, Central European University    

3:40 PM-3:45 PM
Panel statement 
Roberto Schaffer, COPPE/UFJR

3:45 PM-3:50 PM
Panel statement: Decision-making characterization in IAMs - best practice and future developments 
Adam Hawkes, Imperial College London  

3:50 PM-4:15 PM  
Discussion

This workshop session addresses the following question: What is the state of the art and what are the research needs for developing representations of socio-technical transitions in future scenarios in order to better capture the structural transformations for climate change and sustainability analysis?

After a short introduction to the session, a panel with 5-7 speakers will make brief statements on the topic (5 min per speaker). The remaining time of the session will be dedicated to the discussion between the panel and the audience. In addition to the invited speakers, the session seeks abstracts from individuals who are interested to join the panel with such a 5-min statement. The submitted abstracts shall describe the panelist’s background and how it is relevant to the workshop’s topic as well as mention the key points to be raised during the panel statement.

Invited speakers: 

Aleh Cherp, Central European University, Hungary & Lund University, Sweden

Roberto Schaeffer, COPPE, Brazil