The European Calculator project includes the following partners: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Imperial College of Science Technology & Medicine, Climate Media Factory, SEE Change Net, Climact SA, Buildings Performance Institute Europe ASBL, Austrian Society for Environment and Technology, University of Copenhagen, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, University of East Anglia, PANNON Pro Innovations Ltd., T6 Ecosystems srl and Delft University of Technology.
The 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.