Pathfinder – Exploring future demands, assessing potential for innovations to meet those demands and identifying barriers to their deployment.
Pan-European, co-ordinated from Germany
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
Fritz Reusswig, PIK
Making Transitions Happen
City of Bologna
The One Tonne Society project prepares a business model that attempts to reduce the carbon footprints of volunteer private households in three European cities (Uppsala, Berlin, Bologna) under ‘real world’ conditions. The participating households will be offered to change the way they use energy, food, and means of transportation for various purposes. The business partners involved provide the infrastructure, information, support, and measurement, while the scientific partners develop methods, analyse, monitor and inform. Together, the partners want to find out how present day consumers can embark on a journey of living a low-carbon life of one tonne CO2 per capita and year—as all humans need to by 2050 if we want to meet the two degree temperature target.