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Science Linx: Modelling an inconvenient truth about carbon footprints | Klaus Hubacek

02 May 2019

In his latest paper, Klaus Hubacek describes how Chinese cities export their pollution to neighbouring regions. Previous papers discussed how our consumption choices and lifestyles can be linked to pollution and to environmental and health impacts around the globe. His work combines economics and environmental science into models that show the global consequences of regional policies. In March of this year, he became a full Professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, where he will be the director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Sciences (IVEM) and the Science and Society group.

With his degree in Economics and Business Administration, Klaus Hubacek looks like the odd one out in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. But economics is important in the study of climate change mitigation. ‘So far, the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC, were dominated by natural scientists. But the next report will have a stronger contribution from social sciences and economics,’ he explains in his new office in the Energy Academy Building. Hubacek will be one of the authors of the 6th report, which is due to appear in 2022 > Read full news article: Science Linx.

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