ENERGY use for Adaptation

ENERGYA is an European Research Council (ERC) grant awarded to Enrica De Cian. The project will improve our understanding of how energy and energy services can be used by households and industries to adapt to the risk posed by climate change.

General Objectives

ENERGYA has three main objectives:Produce novel statistical and econometric analyses for OECD and major emerging countries (Brazil, Mexico, India, and Indonesia) to shed light on the underlying mechanisms driving energy use.Infer future potential impacts from long-run climate and socioeconomic changes building on historical empirical evidence.Analyse the macro and distributional implications of adaptation-driven energy use with an economy-energy model characterising the distribution of energy use dynamics across and within countries.

Expected Results

Develop an interdisciplinary and scalable research framework integrating data and methods from economics with geography, climate science, and integrated assessment modelling to provide new knowledge concerning heterogeneity in energy use across countries, sectors, socioeconomic conditions and income groups;Link energy statistics and energy survey data with high spatial resolution data from climate science and remote sensing, including high-resolution spatial data on meteorology, population and economic activity distribution, electrification, and the built environment.Assess the broad implications adaptation-driven energy use can have on the economy, the environment, and welfare.Provide insights for the transition towards sustainability described by the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations as well as the Paris International Climate Agreement.

Project Info
Funded by

European Commission, H2020 ERC Starting Grant

Start Date

01 March 2018

End Date

28 February 2023


60 months