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Low Carbon Programme

A growing consensus between scientists indicates that if we want to avoid the possible adverse effects of global warming, carbon emissions levels (from 1990) should be reduced by at least 50% by 2050.

These reductions can be advanced through strict climate policies with both an international and national scope.

Trying to resolve climate change has become not only an environmental necessity but also an economic opportunity and a pillar of energy and economic policies.

Reduction of carbon emissions, expansion of renewable energy capability and improvement of energy efficiency are three key elements for climate policy on a global level.

The UPV/EHU and the BC3, with the support of the Repsol Foundation, aim to help create new knowledge, taking into consideration the relationship that exists between climate change and the functioning of economic systems.

The main objective of the programme is to bridge the gap between economic analysis and the design of climate policy.

The Low Carbon Programme is set up to promote energy economics and climate change research to help deliver a low carbon future.