Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI
PACT - Pathways for Carbon Transitions
Urbanisation and mobility are probably the domains where these changes might be the most important and they will be necessarily driven and limited by socio-economic and cultural forces that will dominate the century. They will induce further deep changes in behaviours of consumers and producers and are likely to deeply impact the use and production of bulk materials, large energy consumers and GHG emitters.
In this framework, the PACT project objective is to provide strategic decision-support information to decision makers to achieve these milestones. It will focus on 3 themes:
- What shape the energy demand, and how this should evolve towards post-carbon concept, from the infrastructures viewpoint, in relation to urbanisation and land-use schemes, and that of the life-styles and behaviours, in relation to the available technologies.
- The question of urbanisation and land-use from the renewable energy perspective, including that of the systems.
- The role of social forces, actors, stakeholders in the transition process.
The role of Fraunhofer ISI is to investigate the implications of land use changes for large scale energy and transport infrastructure in Europe. ISI will lead a Work Package on Assessment of technologies to achieve a post-carbon society in housing, transport and energy services. These will be linked where possible with urban schemes and land use clusters .