Title: [Presentation] Interlinking climate action and sustainable development: a fuzzy linguistic group decision making framework
Date: July 2021
Short description:

The Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development embody highly intertwined targets and guidelines to act for the climate crisis in conjunction with sustainability. Interlinking climate action and sustainable development is key to prioritising research and informing future mitigation analysis and policy. Here we seek to establish a methodology for implicitly eliciting stakeholders’ unbiased preferences, based on a fuzzy linguistic group decision making and consensus framework.

Authors:
Anastasios Karamaneas
Lorenza Campagnolo
Konstantinos Koasidis
Michael Saulo
Ioannis Tsipouridis
Ajay Gambhir
Dirk-Jan Van de Ven
Zsolt Lengyel
Ben McWilliams
Alexandros Nikas
Haris Doukas
Title: [Presentation] A multiple-criteria evaluation framework for seaport sustainability considering non-homogeneous variables and uncertainty: the case of Piraeus, Greece
Date: July 2021
Short description:

The maritime industry is associated with high amounts of emissions produced. With shipping being excluded from the Paris Agreement, the International Maritime Organization has set a 50% CO2 emissions reduction target, although, a concrete pathway has yet to be established, with negotiations being in progress to set a roadmap for the sector after 2023. Seaports are critical in the sector’s sustainability. Infrastructural interventions not only reduce direct emissions from ports, but also enable the use of a more efficient fleet.

Authors:
Eleni Kanellou
Konstantinos Koasidis
Vasiliki Daniil
Alexandros Nikas
John Psarras
Title: [Presentation] Exploring the impact of analyst’s choices in fuzzy cognitive maps for climate policy applications
Date: July 2021
Short description:

Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs) have recently gained ground in energy and climate policy applications, partly due to stakeholders encountering difficulties in understanding, or being excluded from, state-of-the-art policy support frameworks, like energy- and climate-economic modelling tools.

Authors:
Themistoklis Koutsellis
Konstantinos Koasidis
Alexandros Nikas
Haris Doukas
Title: [Presentation] Identifying optimal COVID-19 recovery packages: a robust IAM-portfolio analysis of renewable energy technological subsidisation
Date: July 2021
Short description:

The pandemic has had significant impacts on the European economy, with approximately 1.8 million EU citizens losing their jobs between September 2019 and September 2020. Towards facilitating a swift and sustainable recovery, the EU launched the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) to provide €672.5 billion of financial support to Member States in the coming years. In line with the European Green Deal and climate efforts, 37% of investments in national plans requesting RRF financing must focus on a “green” transition.

Authors:
Alexandros Nikas
Aikaterini Forouli
Dirk-Jan Van de Ven
Konstantinos Koasidis
Ajay Gambhir
Themistoklis Koutsellis
Haris Doukas
Title: [Presentation] Allocation of European green COVID-19 recovery packages to mitigation emissions and create jobs in crisis years.
Date: June 2021
Short description:

To support member states’ economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19, the EU has mobilised financial resources as part of the long-term budget of 2021-2027 (European Commission, 2020a). Among the proposed recovery efforts, the EU launched the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) to provide €672.5 billion of financial support to Member States in the coming years (European Commission, 2020b).

Authors:
Dirk-Jan Van de Ven
Aikaterini Forouli
Konstantinos Koasidis
Ajay Gambhir
Themistoklis Koutsellis
Haris Doukas
Alexandros Nikas
Title: [Presentation] Multi-Objective Evaluation of Renewable Technology Subsidy Portfolios from COVID-19 Recovery Packages
Date: June 2021
Short description:

To support the green transition, national recovery and resilience plans should allocate at least 37% of investments towards battling climate change and be aligned with the updated target of the European Green Deal of 55 emissions reduction by 2030. This study aims to optimise the impact of the proposed fiscal program and the budget allocated towards the “green” transition in terms of jobs created in the energy sector and further reduction of GHG emissions.

Authors:
Aikaterini Forouli
Dirk-Jan Van de Ven
Konstantinos Koasidis
Alexandros Nikas
Ajay Gambhir
Themistoklis Koutsellis
Anastasios Karamaneas
Haris Doukas
Title: [Paper] Prioritisation of risks associated with decarbonisation pathways for the Austrian iron and steel sector using 2-tuple TOPSIS
Date: October 2020
Short description:

Decarbonising emissions-heavy industrial sectors is key to delivering on the Paris Agreement. In Austria, the iron and steel sector holds a large share of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and is in need of introduction of new technologies, orienting on green hydrogen and renewable energies.

Authors:
Alexandros Nikas
Apostolos Arsenopoulos
Haris Doukas
Alvaro Labella Romero
Journal:
World Scientific Proceedings Series on Computer Engineering and Information Science
Tags:
MCDA
Austria
Risk assessment
APOLLO
Title: [Presentation] How do policymakers use climate mitigation scenario information?
Date: August 2020
Short description:

The number of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) and mitigation scenarios produced by IAMs have been steadily growing since the first IPCC assessment report, and scenarios have become increasingly influential in climate policy debates.  Lots of scenarios are now produced that are compatible with the policy targets of the Paris Agreement. IAMs – developed at universities, research institutes, and government agencies – contribute with scenarios to the IPCC reports and the academic literature.

Authors:
Bård Lappegård Lahn
Erlend Andre T. Hermansen
Ida Sognnaes
Glen Peters
Tags:
Czech Republic
policymakers
scenario design
Title: [Presentation] Delivering on the Paris Agreement: A demand-driven, integrated assessment modelling approach
Date: January 2020
Authors:
Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino
Dirk-Jan Van de Ven
Tags:
Spain
IAEE
Title: [Presentation] The H2020 Project PARIS REINFORCE
Date: December 2019
Authors:
Maurizio Gargiulo
Tags:
Australia
ETSAP
Title: [Presentation] PARIS REINFORCE and the I2AM PARIS platform
Date: December 2019
Authors:
Haris Doukas
Alexandros Nikas
Tags:
EMF
Japan
Title: [Poster] Achieving sustainable development in Eastern Africa: a portfolio-based integrated assessment modelling analysis among different Shared Socioeconomic Pathways
Date: December 2019
Short description:

We introduce a two-level integration of integrated assessment modelling and portfolio analysis, in order to simulate technological subsidisation and climate policies with implications for multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), across different socioeconomic trajectories and considering different levels of uncertainties.

Authors:
Aikaterini Forouli
Alexandros Nikas
Dirk-Jan Van de Ven
Jon Sampedro
Haris Doukas
Tags:
Japan
IAMC