Transiciones Energéticas desde el Carbón y el Carbono: Efectos sobre las sociedades

Este proyecto se enmarca en el tópico “Aspectos de SSH -ciencias sociales y humanidades- de la transición de energía limpia” y trata de interpretar los “Desafíos que afrontan las regiones intensivas en carbono” dentro de un marco multi-contextual: 1) las políticas de descarbonización; 2) los procesos en curso de desterritorialización; y 3) la dimensión territorial de la transición hacia la energía limpia.

Estos elementos contextuales se presentan en el proyecto, proporcionando una interpretación a las principales preguntas de investigación del tópico: a) La descarbonización de las regiones intensivas en carbón y carbono puede ser un callejón sin salida del proceso de transición energética. Junto con este proceso, surgen un conjunto de conflictos que pasan del nivel local al nacional y europeo y viceversa. Una de las ideas principales del proyecto es analizar estos conflictos y los procesos de negociación relacionados con ellos, así como las culturas políticas y los discursos detrás de estos conflictos; b) Los desafíos que enfrentan las regiones intensivas en carbón y carbono se estudian a la luz del proceso en curso a nivel territorial. Otra idea principal del proyecto es identificar los factores de desterritorialización en acción en diferentes regiones intensivas en carbón y carbono y explicar su dinámica e interacciones; c) La transición hacia energía limpia no puede entenderse solo como un cambio tecnológico o como un cambio industrial, y se estudia como un proceso psico-socio-económico que afecta la vida de las comunidades locales.

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Connecting Nature is a €12m five-year project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Innovation Action Programme. With 29 project partners from industry, local authorities, local communities, NGO’s and research in 16 countries, Connecting Nature aims to position Europe as a global leader in the innovation and implementation of nature-based solutions. Project partners will develop policy and practices necessary to scale up urban resilience, innovation and governance using nature-based solutions.

The People-Environment Research Group of the University of A Coruña leads the Work Package 1 –Assessment, evidence and evaluation. The objective to build a coherent reference framework that meaningfully connects different types of data and information for the evaluation of the five areas of performance of nature-based solutions as well as to identify new synergistic data-gathering techniques that make use of the latest available technologies, allow representation of traditionally under-represented groups in urban policy-making, and are cost-effective.

In Work Package 1 we will develop and test a truly global, comprehensive and robust mechanism that will be used to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of nature-based solutions implementation in cities. We will use the following impact indicators and assessment criteria. Impact indicators: Climate change adaptation and resilience, health and well being, social cohesion, economic development potential, green business opportunities. Assessment criteria are: Cost-effectiveness, Inclusivity, Policy embeddedness and Stakeholder endorsement

More information about CONNECTING NATURE on the website: https://connectingnature.eu/

SMARTEES (2018-2021)

The SMARTEES project (Social innovation Modelling Approaches to Realizing Transition to Energy Efficiency and Sustainability) is a Horizon 2020 project aimed at simulating a number of successful social innovations in the energy transition, and developing – together with people in the field – a “sandbox model” to experiment with strategies to stimulate societal change. 11 European partners will work together in this exciting project that will run for 3 years. SMARTEES will start at 1rs of May 2018. 

Partners in this project are the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (coordinator), Norway, James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom, K&I Knowledge & Innovation, Italy, University of a Coruna, Spain, Energy Institute at Johannes Keppler University, Austria, University of Timisoara, Romania, University of Groningen, Netherlands, ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability, Germany, and Samsø Energiakademiet, Denmark.

The People-Environment Research Group is the lead partner in Work Package 5 – Future Policy Scenarios. The UDC team will put in practice its relevant experience in participatory diagnosis for the identification of social needs, stakeholder mapping and the assessment of drivers and barriers to sustainable transitions, as conducted in the previous LOCAW and GLAMURS FP7 projects. More information about the SMARTEES project on the website: http://local-social-innovation.eu

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