PostDoc (100%) Position
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|| PostDoc (100%) Position
|| The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)
|| Europe and Central Asia
|Type of job
|| permanent contract
|| Renewable Energy
|Language of description
|| The successful applicant will contribute to the EU-funded (Horizon 2020) TIPPING+ project, working
closely with the project leader Prof. Johan Lilliestam in the Energy Transition Dynamics (ETD) group. The ETD group investigates policies and strategies for the complete decarbonisation of the electricity system using only or almost only renewables. More information about the group can be found here:
At the core of TIPPING+ stand carbon-intensive regions: areas that are currently strongly dependent on single carbon-intensive activity, such as coal mining or carbon-intense manufacturing, and thus face a potentially far-reaching transformation as Europe seeks to decarbonise energy and industry to fulfil its commitment under the Paris Agreement. In this, TIPPING+ will further our theoretical and empirical understanding of social tipping points in carbon-intensive regions: what causes a carbonintensive region to fall into decline or to bounce back onto a new positive social and economic trajectory? What can policy do to mitigate negative social and economic effects? To this end, we will investigate social and economic patterns and trends in regions relying strongly on activities that are threatened by stringent climate policy and identify interventions that can help these regions to transform as these industries change or disappear.
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