DECIPHER is funded by Horizon Europe and coordinated by E3-Modelling. The project brings together 12 research/educational institutes and SMEs that hold a multi-disciplinary and diversified skillset, required so as to cover social sciences, physical sciences, applied economic modelling, system analysis, environmental policy, policy design, empirical methods.
Each partner is leading the research in their domains and has a deep understanding of the economic methods used by policy makers to assess environmental policies and their respective advantages and disadvantages.
Aditionally, the consortium has access to hyper performance computing clusters, large applied models and their respective datasets.
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
CLIMATE FINANCE ALPHA
GCF - GLOBAL CLIMATE FORUM EV
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
The University of Deusto participates in the DECIPHER project, framed in the European Green Deal, Next Generation Europe, and in the national recovery plans and the Encyclical Laudato Si’ 2020. The role of the university in the project is to establish and implement a clear strategy for communicating and disseminating the project’s outputs with key stakeholders.
Also, University of Deusto is assuming the dare of providing future professionals with the transversal skills and competencies necessary to respond to the sustainability challenges identified and, furthermore, to do so in increasingly complex and global contexts.
Radboud University (Jelle Hilbers, WP3 Leader)
Jelle Hilbers is a conservation biologist with an expertise in viability modelling of populations and species. His research focuses on quantifying human impacts on biodiversity. He explores which intrinsic and external factors drive species and populations to extinction, and subsequently identify ways to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss. He employs a modelling approach in which he integrates allometric relationships, pressure-response relationships and global databases into population viability analysis to accurately quantify extinction risks for a large number of populations and species. This allows him to answer both theoretical and applied questions in (macro)ecology and conservation biology. The type of information obtained from his research is used in global biodiversity assessments and helps to provide important input for decision-making necessary to protect wildlife.
Within DECIPHER he uses his expertise to quantify and analyze the impacts of multiple human pressures on biodiversity. He helps to develop quantitative indicators for biodiversity that can be used in economic models to evaluate responses of biodiversity to climate and land use change. He further contributes to the economic valuation of terrestrial biodiversity so that they can establish a two directional link between the economic and environmental systems. This will help to better understand how changes in the environment affect wellbeing and economic decisions.
Cambridge Econometrics (CE, WP4 Leader)
Cambridge Econometrics (CE) is an economics consultancy that works globally from offices in Cambridge (UK), Brussels, Budapest and Northampton, Massachusetts. We specialise in economic research and the application of economic modelling and analysis for policy assessment and scenario planning. We have particular expertise in the application of whole-economy macro-sectoral models, notably our global E3ME model. We work on challenges facing economies, societies and the natural environment.
As part of DECIPHER, CE is leading Work Package 4 (‘Advances in economic theory and moving beyond the state of the art in economic modelling’) and contributing elsewhere. Drawing on our expertise in energy-environment-economy modelling, CE’s main contributions are to the development of new proof-of-concept models that shed new light on economy-environment policy challenges. This is with a view to integrating elements of the models into the consortium’s two existing large-scale models, CE’s E3ME and E3-Modelling’s GEM-E3 models.
Global Climate Forum (GCF)
GCF’s contribution to the DECIPHER project encompasses the economic assessment of coastal ecosystems in the context of climate change. With a focus on coastal wetlands, GCF’s work will account for flood damages as well as other impacts, such as on biodiversity. The work will build on GCF’s expertise in this field using a global model of coastal wetland change and integrating this with the global DIVA coastal flooding model.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme under grant agreement No. 101056898. The sole responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the authors and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of CINEA or other EU agencies or bodies.