Eidgenoessische Hochschule Zurich (Switzerland), Universita Degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza (Italy), Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies EV (Germany), Ecole d'economie de Paris (France), NORDLANDSFORSKNING AS (Norway), Universitat Graz (Austria), University of Piraeus Research Centre (Greece), Universita Palackeho v Olomouci (Czech Republic), Wesport consulting Doo Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Scoala natioinala de Studii policice si administrative (Romania), Fundacja naukowa Instytut Badań Strukturalnych (Poland), Aalborg Universitet (Denmark), PT Sustainability and Resilience (Indonesia), Asociacion Eco-Union (Spain)
Aim of the project
Shedding light on clean-energy transitions in coal and carbon intensive regions
The clean energy transition in coal and carbon-intensive regions (CCIRs) is a priority for the EU’s strategies for climate action, sustainable development and long-term jobs creation. The EU-funded TIPPING.plus project will focus on the critical concept of social-ecological tipping points (SETPs) to study the role played by scientific understanding of social, economic, psychological, cultural, gender and political processes in supporting clean energy transitions in CCIRs. It will also identify tipping interventions aimed at preventing catastrophic outcomes provoked by crossing irreversible negative thresholds. The project will perform an innovative analysis of both positive and negative tipping points. Advancing transition theory, it will focus on the assessment of collective visions and narratives as well as on the required transformative capacities that generate key strategies, solutions and socio-technical innovations leading to systemic transformations in CCIRS towards low-carbon clean energy futures.