|The PATHWAYS team at the project meeting in Venice|
POET EMILY HINSHELWOOD READS AT THE ARTS-TESS-PATHWAYS FINAL CONFERENCE
Poet Emily Hinshelwood joined the researchers from the three synergy projects ARTS, TESS and PATHWAYS for their final conference and reflected their insights back to them in poetic form. See the video here.
IMPROVED SET OF SCENARIOS DEVELOPED
Within PATHWAYS, we have developed model scenarios that meet a set of sustainable development targets for the domains electricity, transport, heating, agrifood, and land use & biodiversity. The scenarios take into account insights from socio-technical transition analyses. One report describes the physical (mostly technological) quantitative aspects of the sceanrios, while another has created illustrative storylines for all domains. These qualitative storylines focus on societal and behavioural aspects such as institutional change, different types of actors, their goals, strategies and resources, guided by socio-technical theories. See D1.3 and D2.5 under Output for the reports.
CASE STUDY DATABASE ONLINE
There are many case studies on local and regional transitions. Some of those look at community-based initiatives, others at higher levels such as cities or even countries. Until now, an overview of existing European transition case studies was missing. In a joint effort of the European FP7 projects PATHWAYS, TESS, and ARTS, a database of existing case studies was developed. The database is still under development, and in the coming months the database will be populated with many more case studies. Everybody is welcome to add existing case studies to the database, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
The EU FP7 project PATHWAYS is a unique project that explores the possibilities for transitions to a low-carbon, sustainable Europe. The essence of PATHWAYS is that it combines the analysis of different scientific approaches: integrated assessment modelling, socio-technical transition analysis, and initiative-based learning. read more