RA1: Sustainable Transition
Environmental challenges are global. The need to transform is urgent for businesses, cities, and governments. Achieving a sustainable society will require far-reaching societal change, engaging all sectors. No one should be left behind, and the transition needs to be just.
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A sustainable transition requires deep knowledge of emerging technologies, cooperation with stakeholders, and strategic decision making for each unique organization. Making speedy changes at scale requires holistic teamwork.
NTNU Energy Initiative combines knowledge from researchers in different fields. With state-of-the-art modelling we use current data to simulate future scenarios. Working together with wider research areas, we better understand how society can achieve desirable outcomes.
We compress our findings into usable information and disseminate to organizations, whom in-turn help to identify important questions and offer data and research opportunities.
ENTRANCE addresses the development, use and dissemination of an open, transparent and integrated modelling platform for assessing low-carbon transition pathways. The platform will be populated with a suite of state-of-the-art modelling tools and data for covering the multiple dimensions of the energy transition. This will facilitate and improve the dialogue between researchers, policy makers and industry when investigating central questions in the transition.
- Funding source: H2020
- NTNU contact person: Pedro Crespo del Granado
NTRANS is a national research centre for energy transition studies (FME) which will study transitions in the energy sector, and in the related sectors. The centre will bring together sociology, political science, economics, economic geography, science and technology studies, innovation studies.
- Funding source: Norwegian Research Council, user partners and research partners
- NTNU contact person: Asgeir Tomasgard