09 March 2021
Virtual meeting

ALPS International Symposium

Future strategy towards carbon neutral society was the focus of the ALternative Pathways toward Sustainable development and climate stabilization (ALPS) symposium

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The Systems Analysis Group at RITE annually organizes a high-level symposium with esteemed international keynote presenters. IIASA's Keywan Riahi presented findings on the rapid global transformation towards net zero CO2 emissions.

The presentation focused on transformation pathways consistent with the long-term goal of the UN Paris Agreement to hold warming well below 2°C and pursue limiting it to 1.5°C.

RITE is leading a research collaboration on ALternative Pathways toward Sustainable development and climate stabilization (ALPS), which is sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan. The research project aims to contribute to planning of the international framework and strategy for green growth and investigates long-term responses to climate change risks. The study includes analyses of future low energy demand scenarios with potential social changes to be induced by recent development of IoT and sharing economy, which may reduce energy demand. The ECE program at IIASA is a collaborator on this research effort.


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CONTACT DETAILS

Keywan Riahi

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Pollution Management Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Sustainable Service Systems Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

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PUBLICATIONS

Hunt, J. , Nascimento, A., Schwengber ten Caten, C., Caputo Tomé, F.M., Schneider, P.S., Ribeiro Thomazoni, A.L., José de Castro, N., Brandão, R., et al. (2022). Energy crisis in Brazil: Impact of hydropower reservoir level on the river flow. Energy 239, e121927. 10.1016/j.energy.2021.121927.

Catolico, A.C.C., Maestrini, M., Strauch, J.C.M., Giusti, F., & Hunt, J. (2021). Socioeconomic impacts of large hydroelectric power plants in Brazil: A synthetic control assessment of Estreito hydropower plant. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 151, e111508. 10.1016/j.rser.2021.111508.

Hunt, J. , Weber, N., Zakeri, B. , Diaby, A.T., Byrne, P., Filho, W.L., & Schneider, P.S. (2021). Deep seawater cooling and desalination: Combining seawater air conditioning and desalination. Sustainable Cities and Society 74, e103257. 10.1016/j.scs.2021.103257.

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