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COMPLEX is an EU funded project that has brought an international team of 17 partners across 11 European countries together to explore new energy technologies, new ways of using landscapes and new policy instruments to support the transition towards a low carbon society by 2050.

One of the project aims is to integrate the knowledge of many stakeholder communities, for example in respect of land-use change driven by carbon-related technologies. Other problem areas include energy, agriculture, forestry and infrastructure.

(Photograph - the Complex Project team)  

Complex project team

Scientists will undertake case studies in Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain and Italy based on models of climate change and carbon emission and will develop a suite of modelling tools and decision-support systems and support communities across Europe working to complete the transition to a low-carbon economy by 2050.

This transition will involve irreversible step-changes in the cultural, economic and natural domains, with different socio-economic configurations. Our task is to help policy makers facilitate change without compromising cultural and natural life-support systems. This work will be done through a range of research activities exploring the relationship between culture, models, human behaviour, space-time scales and the economics of carbon emission in a complex world.

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Nick Winder
Newcastle University
(Project Coordinator)

Thereza Webster
Newcastle University
(Operations Manager)

For all enquiries please contact: Thereza Webster

Phone: +44 191 2225185




European Union

Project reference number: 308601

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