Polimi researchers for the energy transition in Latin America

A two-week course in Rio de Janeiro by SESAM Group researchers

In recent weeks, researchers from the SESAM group of Politecnico di Milano’s Department of Energy held a course in Rio de Janeiro - at the invitation of Climate Compatible Growth, Universidade Federal Fluminense and Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora - aimed at energy professionals, economists and civil engineers, focusing on energy modelling tools.

In particular, quantitative impact assessment methods were explored using MARIO (Multifunctional Analysis of Regions through Input-Output), a Python-based open source platform designed and developed within the SESAM research team and available to analysts, planners and policy makers. These are quantitative models specifically aimed at assessing the prospective environmental and economic impacts resulting from the application of technological interventions or policies at the mesoscopic and macroscopic level, comprehensively including supply chain effects in a life cycle perspective.

The course is part of the EMP-LAC 2024 programme, the main objective of which is to contribute to the creation of optimised investment cases for the energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean, making the best use of existing resources to meet the growing demand for sustainable, inclusive and climate resilient development.

The EMP-LAC 2024 programme is part of the Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) project, led by the Centre for Sustainable Transitions: Energy, Environment and Resilience (STEER) from Loughborough University (UK), which supports developing countries in the Global South in attracting crucial funding for the development of clean energy infrastructure.

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