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HYBRID: X International Academic Symposium: Green opportunities for the energy sector

Direction: Maria Teresa Costa Campi (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Coordination: Elisa Trujillo-Baute (Universitat de Lleida & IEB)

Data: febrer 08, 2022

Aula Magna - Edifici Històric de la UB


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Climate change is a main threat to the world. To hurdle this challenge, economies need a new growth strategy that boost an effective and fair transition towards low-carbon and climate-resilient activities. Targeting those purposes, it is essential to count with finance support from private and public sources indistinctively to foster clean research and innovation. This green funding will help to develop new sustainable technologies and disruptive innovations that will allow further decarbonize the energy system, ensure that buildings are more energy efficient, accelerate the shift to sustainable and smart mobility, and mobilize the industry towards a clean and circular economy. At the same time, accomplishing the transition will lead to significant structural changes in the labor force reshaping its competences by reskilling and upskilling, critical enablers for attaining the sustainable economy. Considering this context, the Symposium offers a platform for debate and discussion of the opportunities and challenges for the achievement of a green and sustainable economy, characterized by its inclusiveness and resilience. Authors are invited to submit empirical papers emphasizing on the energy policy implications applied to oil, gas, or electricity sector

Institucions organitzadores

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Keynote Speakers

Shonali Pachauri (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)
Benjamín Sovacool (University of Sussex Business School)
Opening ceremony

Joan Guàrdia Olmos, Rector of University of Barcelona

Martí Parellada Sabata, FIEB President and FUNSEAM Board of Trustees Member

María Teresa Costa-Campi, Chair of Energy Sustainability and University of Barcelona

José García-Quevedo, Section Head of Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Barcelona


“Universal access to modern energy services: Development imperative and climate opportunity”, Shonali Pachauri (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)


Chair:   Elisa Trujillo-Baute (University of Lleida & Chair of Energy Sustainability)


“Encouraging consumer activity through automatic switching of the electricity contract – A field experiment”, Gerald Zunker (Ruhr-University Bochum)


“Economic efficiency and CO2 impacts from the clean cooking program in Ecuador”, Daniel Davi-Arderius (Chair of Energy Sustainability (University of Barcelona – IEB))


“Power reliability and grid connection: evidence from rural Guatemala”, Federico M. Accursi (University of Navarra)


Chair: Paulina Beato (Economic Adviser)


“Risk transmission between green markets and commodities”, Tooraj Jamasb (Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure)


“Over-allocation profits, inefficiencies and competition issues: a close-up into the interaction between the EU-ETS and the steel industry”, María-Eugenia Sanín (University of Evry, Paris-Saclay)


“Is capacity to adapt to risk faced from climate change rewarded in financial markets?”, Ronald Huisman (Erasmus School of Economics)


Chair:  Andreas Löschel (Ruhr-University Bochum)


“The effects of home energy retrofit on residential energy expenditures and carbon emissions: Empirical evidence from France”, Victor Kahn (MINES ParisTech)


“The direct and indirect effects of environmental investment subsidies on green investment”, Kinga Tchorzewska (ZEW Mannheim)


“Pricing the risk of weather in variable renewable energy generation”, Jorge M. Uribe (Open University of Catalonia)


“Decarbonisation and its discontents: A critical justice perspective on four low-carbon transitions”, Benjamin Sovacool (University of Sussex Business School)


Deadline for submission of papers: October 15th, 2021

Deadline for acceptance of papers: November 8th, 2021

Registration of presenters: November 8th to November 22nd, 2021

Topics of interest

Climate change

Green innovation

Public & private funding

Sustainable finance


Energy poverty

Gender equality

Fair transition

Energy & environmental policy & regulation

Clean and circular economy

Energy efficiency

Clean industrial modernization

Smart mobility

Green jobs


Scientific Committee

Maria Teresa Costa-Campi (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Elisa Trujillo-Baute (University of Lleida & IEB)

José Garcia-Quevedo (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Francois Cohen (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Joan Batalla (University of Barcelona & Funseam & IEB)

Ralph de Haas (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)

Andreas Löschel (University of Münster)

Mike Waterson (Warwick University)

Juan Rosellón (CIDE & DIW Berlin)

Monica Giullietti (Loughborough University)

Pablo del Río (CSIC & IEB)

Tooraj Jamasb (Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure)

Organizing Committee

Maria Teresa Costa-Campi (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Elisa Trujillo-Baute (University of Lleida & IEB)

Elisenda Jové-Llopis (University of Barcelona)

Daniel Daví-Arderius (IEB)

Joan Batalla (University of Barcelona & Funseam & IEB)

José Garcia-Quevedo (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Francois Cohen (University of Barcelona & IEB)