Project partner Filipa Amorim participates in the workshop Extreme Events and Energy Transitions – Tackling the Challenges of Climate Change by Integrating Social and Complex Systems Science

The event is organised by Energy Efficiency and Renewables Unit C2 of the Joint Research Centre with speakers from JRC Disaster Risk Management Unit E.1, Lancaster University (UK) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Institute for Geosciences and Environmental Research (FR) and University of Padova (IT) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ES).

Project partner Filipa Amorim, researcher at DCEA FCT Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Questions explored in the workshop

How can the proposed ideas generate enlightened approaches to research and policy that are necessary to deal with extreme events and energy transition sustainability?

Which strategies and forms of investigation might be necessary to improve the current understanding of how social and physical dimensions of socio-ecological systems interact?

What concrete actions can result from these strategies and investigations, how can they generate advancements in this area and help benefit from a more active contribution of involved communities?


The first main objective of the workshop is to engage researchers and practitioners working in the above mentioned area under a complex systems or social science perspective. This is done to show the added value of the integration of these perspectives and of new interdisciplinary ways to address the problems at stake.

The second main objective involves stimulating cross-fertilization between the academy and policy area and establishing a network of organisations and research institutes that can continue developing the proposed integration strategies.

The workshop on extremes and energy transitions will address these questions by gathering practitioners, PhD students and postdoc/advanced researchers working in the area from both a social and a physical/engineering perspective.