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Imperial College London

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 at 12:00 - Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 15:00 (BST)

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The future of land use, water and biodiversity in Europe:

Have your say at the European Calculator expert consultation workshop

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus, Sherfield Building, Room 169a, South Kensington

 

On behalf of the EU-funded project European Calculator (EUCalc), Imperial College London and University of East Anglia would like to invite you to take part in our expert consultation workshop on ‘The future of land use, water and biodiversity in Europe’.

The EUCalc project will create a state-of-the-art public policy climate change model for analysing trade-offs and pathways towards a sustainable and low-carbon European futures. Its mission is to provide decision makers with an accessible energy modelling solution to quantify the sectorial energy demand, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trajectories and social implications of lifestyles and energy technology choices in Europe. 

This workshop is devoted to the Land, Water & Biodiversity module of the European Calculator and represents one in a series of ten workshops that will be held during the development phase to elicit expert feedback in different sectors included in the Calculator.

The critical role of the Land, Water & Biodiversity module is to define the scope of action and to allow users of the future Calculator to simulate a number of Land, Water & Biodiversity trajectories and their associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to different demands for products (goods and services) by 2050 and beyond.

 Examples of questions that the workshop will aim to address are:

  • What are the critical trade-offs and synergies to consider in terms of land use change and emissions? How can multiple competing uses for land (e.g., biodiversity, food production,energy provision, production of bio-materials, water use, urbanization, mitigation, adaptation) be prioritized and parameterized in the calculator?
  • To what extent should consideration of global biodiversity be taken into account in the calculator - either through supply chain, land competition or from climate change perspective?
  • What are the key practices to consider in terms of agricultural, fishery and forestry practices (e.g. agroforestry, multiple cropping, aquaculture, and so on)? To what extent these practices may affect bioenergy and biomaterial potentials, land-use, water and biodiversity, GHG emissions and so on?

 

We have identified you as a key expert, active in the research and debate on tomorrow’s low-carbon transition and are keen to receive your input to shape the European Calculator.

 

The project is able to support limited number of participants, please register as soon as possible, and before 16 July 2018 (extended to 23 July). 

More information about the workshop and program will soon follow. For any inquiries in the meantime, please contact: Onesmus Mwabonje o.mwabonje@imperial.ac.uk 

 

The EUCalc is one of the three critical Horizon 2020 projects, whose results will contribute to the work of the European Commission High-level panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative (EDPI).

 

We look forward to your participation,

Dr. Jeremy Woods, Imperial College London (Organizer)
Prof. Rachel Warren, University of East Anglia (Co-Organizer)
Garret Kelly, SEE Change Net (Co-Organizer)

 

 

Important Note: The EUCalc consortium would like to assure you that any personal data or information you provide will be kept strictly confidential and will be securely stored and retained for the lifetime of the project and deleted thereafter. In gathering our data, we will only record information that is necessary to address the central purpose of our research, and ensure it is anonymised. Furthermore, should you agree to participate in this workshop, and subsequently feel unable or unwilling to continue, you are free to leave without negative consequences. That is, your participation is completely voluntary, and you may withdraw from this project at any time.

 

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Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus, Sherfield Building, Room 169a, South Kensington
SW7 2AZ London
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 at 12:00 - Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 15:00 (BST)


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The European Calculator project aims to provide decision makers with an accessible modelling solution on European Member State level plus Switzerland. The novel and pragmatic modelling approach is rooted between pure complex society-energy system and integrated impact assessment tools. It introduces an intermediate level of complexity and a multi-sector approach that is based on co-design with scientific and societal actors.

The model relates emission reduction with human lifestyles, the exploitation and / or conservation of natural resources, job creation, energy production, agriculture, costs, etc. in one highly integrative approach and tool which enables decision makers to get real-time policy support underpinned by comprehensive trade-off analyses. Consequently, the approach will satisfy practical needs of decision makers.

 

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