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Understanding risks and uncertainties in energy and climate policy: Multidisciplinary methods and tools towards a low carbon society

This open access book analyses and seeks to consolidate the use of robust quantitative tools and qualitative methods for the design and assessment of energy and climate policies.

In particular, the book examines energy and climate policy performance and associated risks, public acceptance and portfolio analysis in climate policy, and presents methods for evaluating the costs and benefits of flexible policy implementation, as well as new framings for business and market actors. In addition, it discusses the development of alternative policy pathways and the identification of optimal switching points, drawing on concrete examples to do so. Finally, this special edition discusses climate change mitigation policies' implications for the agricultural, food, building, transportation, service and manufacturing sectors.

  • A Detailed Overview and Consistent Classification of Climate-Economy Models
  • “Consensus Building in Engagement Processes” for Reducing Risks in Developing Sustainable Pathways: Indigenous Interest as Core Elements of Engagement
  • An Application of Calibration and Uncertainty Quantification Techniques for Agent-Based Models
  • Investments in the EU Power System: A Stress Test Analysis on the Effectiveness of Decarbonisation Policies
  • Impact Assessment of Climate and Energy Policy Scenarios: A Multi-criteria Approach