ECOCEP last general annual meeting, Athens (Greece), 30 June 2017.
About the project
Economic Modeling for Climate-Energy Policy (ECOCEP) is a project that connects researchers from 17 institutions in the European Union, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Russian Federation via mobility of researchers, cooperation among researchers and organization of joint events and conferences.
ECOCEP focuses on several key aspects of climate change and energy economics. This includes the valuation of climate change impacts, the economic impact of climate change mitigation policies and the examination of climate change related risks, vulnerabilities, and adaptation potential. ECOCEP follows an integrated approach to modelling the impacts of climate and energy policies as a way to advance towards a highly energy efficient, low carbon and green global economy. Particular attention is devoted to the economics of renewable energies and the valuation of non-marketed goods.
The project will run from January 2014 until December 2017 and is funded by a grant awarded by People Programme – International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) - Marie Curie Actions - of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme.
ECOCEP has two main objectives:
- The creation and the reinforcement of networks for joint research and high-level training of researchers in economic modelling applicable to the climate change and energy policies in the EU and other countries.
- The transfer of knowledge among the participating institutions and their researchers.