Transition Pathways and Risk Analysis for Climate Change Policies


In September 2015, under the EU Horizon 2020 programme, the project TRANSrisk started with the objective to explore low emission transition pathways and analyse risks related to these. A key feature of TRANSrisk is that it brings together quantitative techniques (such as models) and qualitative approaches (such as participatory consultations with stakeholders). This combined approach enables identification of possible low emission transition pathways which are technically and economically feasible, and acceptable from a social and environmental viewpoint. TRANSrisk will be implemented during September 2015-August 2018 and is coordinated by the University of Sussex (UK).

Project details

  • TRANSrisk ("Coordination and Assessment of Research and Innovation in Support of climate Mitigation Actions”)
  • Commissioned by: European Commission (Horizon 2020 programme)
  • Duration: 3 years (September 2015 - August 2018)


  • University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom (UoS)
  • JIN Climate and Sustainability, Groningen, Netherlands (JIN)
  • BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change, Bilbao, Spain (BC3)
  • Cambridge Econometrics, Cambridge, United Kingdom (CE)
  • Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands (ECN)
  • Institute for Structural Research, Warsaw, Poland (IBS)
  • Stockholm Enviroment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (SEI)
  • ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland (ETH)
  • University of Graz, Graz, Austria (UniGraz)
  • National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece (NTUA)
  • University of Piraeus Research Centre, Piraeus, Greece (UPRC)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (UC)

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