Environmental and Climate Economics (ECE)
El grup de recerca Economia Ambiental i Climàtica (Environmental and Climate Economics) desenvolupa models integrats per abordar qüestions difícils i d’actualitat en la frontera entre l’economia, els estudis d’innovació i les ciències mediambientals, enfocat a promoure una transició ràpida i completa cap a una economia baixa en carboni. Algunes aplicacions específiques tracten temes d’energies renovables, transport i ciutats, mentre que s’emfatitzen metodologies d’economia evolucionària i de conducta, utilitzant modelització basada en múltiples agents interactius. Els projectes actuals tracten l’avaluació de paquets de polítiques climàtiques efectives, redirigint negociacions climàtiques internacionals cap a la tarificació del carboni, i la formació de clubs de clima internacionals. Tenim també un interès de llarga trajectòria en la relació entre el creixement econòmic i el medi ambient, i en particular com es veu afectat pel canvi climàtic i les polítiques.
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2019-06-06
12:57
Tackling the plastic problem : a review on perceptions, behaviors, and interventions / Heidbreder, Lea Marie (Universität Koblenz-Landau. Interdisziplinäre Forschungsgruppe Umwelt) ; Babloka, Isabella (Universität Koblenz-Landau. Interdisziplinäre Forschungsgruppe Umwelt) ; Drews, Stefan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Menzel, Claudia (Universität Koblenz-Landau. Sozial-, Umwelt- und Wirtschaftspsychologie)
The excessive production and consumption of plastic has serious consequences on the environment and human health. The reduction of plastic has therefore become a major global challenge. As technical solutions might be insufficient to curb the problem, a perspective highlighting the impact of human behavior is needed. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.437
Science of the Total environment, Vol. 668 (June 2019) , p. 1077-1093  
2019-05-03
10:24
Evolution of opinions in the growth-vs-environment debate : extended replicator dynamics / Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Savin, Ivan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Drews, Stefan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
The evolution of opinions in the long-standing debate on growth-versus-environment may affect support for important sustainability policies, in areas such as biodiversity loss, climate change, deforestation and freshwater scarcity. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.futures.2019.02.024
Futures, Vol. 109 (May 2019) , p. 84-100  
2019-02-12
09:56
Fossil fuel divestment and climate change : Reviewing contested arguments / Braungardt, Sibylle (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI) ; Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Dunlop, Tessa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
The strategy of fossil fuel divestment has attracted considerable attention in recent years, particularly in the press and social media. Spearheaded as a movement based on ethical principles, divestment has been suggested to play a potential role in shaping public opinion and policymaking on climate change. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.erss.2018.12.004
Energy Research & Social Science, Vol. 50 (April 2019) , p. 191-200  
2018-12-19
16:02
Opinion clusters in academic and public debates on growth-vs-environment / Drews, Stefan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Savin, Ivan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
The debate about the relationship between economic growth and environmental sustainability involves many dimensions as well as much diversity in terminology. While it is often summarized in terms of dichotomous pro- and anti-growth positions, several studies indicate that additional views exist, and that these may differ between experts and the general public. [...]
2019 - 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.11.012
Ecological Economics, Vol. 157 (March 2019) , p. 141-155  
2018-11-15
11:12
22 p, 865.3 KB Climate policy without intertemporal dictatorship : Chichilnisky criterion versus classical utilitarianism in DICE / Botzen, W. J. Wouter (Universiteit Utrecht) ; Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Chichilnisky, Graciela (Columbia University. Columbia Consortium for Risk Management)
Unlike discounting and the damage function, the social welfare function has not received so much attention in the debate on climate economics. An important challenge has been to combine efficiency and equity considerations in a single social welfare framework. [...]
2018 - 10.1142/S2010007818500021
Climate change economics, Vol. 09, No. 2 (May 2018) , art. 1850002  
2018-10-19
13:47
A higher rebound effect under bounded rationality : interactions between car mobility and electricity generation / Safarzyńska, Karolina (Uniwersytet Warszawski. Wydziału Nauk Ekonomicznych) ; Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
It is widely believed that with the right economic incentives, electrification of transport can significantly reduce CO₂ emissions by 2050. Estimates of future emissions from car transport tend, though, to ignore technological change in electricity generation and bounded rationality of consumers. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.eneco.2018.06.006
Energy economics, Vol. 74 (Aug. 2018) , p. 179-196  
2018-10-19
12:10
25 p, 785.4 KB Implications of net energy-return-on-investment for a low-carbon energy transition / King, Lewis C. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Low-carbon energy transitions aim to stay within a carbon budget that limits potential climate change to 2 °C—or well below—through a substantial growth in renewable energy sources alongside improved energy efficiency and carbon capture and storage. [...]
2018 - 10.1038/s41560-018-0116-1
Nature energy, Vol. 3 (2018) , p. 334-340  
2018-10-19
12:05
Real options analysis of investment in solar vs. wind energy : diversification strategies under uncertain prices and costs / Gazheli, Ardjan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
In this paper we study a community or firm considering to diversify its investment in two distinct renewable energy technologies, namely wind and solar PV electricity. We assume technological learning curves as a function of cumulative capital investment. [...]
2018 - 10.1016/j.rser.2017.09.096
Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Vol. 82, part 3 (Feb. 2018) , p. 2693-2704  
2018-04-06
13:28
17 p, 199.2 KB Carbon pricing in climate policy : seven reasons, complementary instruments, and political economy considerations / Baranzini, Andrea (Haute Ecole de Gestion Genève) ; Carattini, Stefano (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies) ; Howarth, Richard B. (Dartmouth College) ; Padilla, Emilio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d’Economia Aplicada) ; Roca, Jordi (Universitat de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia) ; Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Carbon pricing is a recurrent theme in debates on climate policy. Discarded at the 2009 COP in Copenhagen, it remained part of deliberations for a climate agreement in subsequent years. As there is still much misunderstanding about the many reasons to implement a global carbon price, ideological resistance against it prospers. [...]
2017 - 10.1002/wcc.462
Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Climate change, Vol. 8, issue 4 (Jul./Aug. 2017) , e462  
2018-03-06
12:51
11 p, 1.5 MB Global impact of a climate treaty if the Human Development Index replaces GDP as a welfare proxy / Bergh, Jeroen C. J. M. van den (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Botzen, W. J. Wouter (Universiteit Utrecht)
This study explores the implications of shifting the narrative of climate policy evaluation from one of costs/benefits or economic growth to a message of improving social welfare. Focusing on the costs of mitigation and the associated impacts on gross domestic product (GDP) may translate into a widespread concern that a climate agreement will be very costly. [...]
2018 - 10.1080/14693062.2016.1227954
Climate policy, Vol. 18, issue 1 (2018) , p. 76-85