The 3rd International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics (ECM3)
is about energy challenges, the underlying energetic basis (mechanics) for society, involving multiple disciplines in technology, science, management and policy-making. The topics include both fossil fuels and many different forms of renewable energy. In addition, the Conference will be a chance to discuss issues related to energy efficiency, safety, environment and ecology. The symposium venue is located in Aberdeen, Scotland, the Energy Capital of Europe. Attendees include engineers, scientists, ecologists, regulators, administrators and policy advisors etc.
The Programme was organized into 21 Parallel sessions. Session 12 entitled "FUTURE EUROPE" was chaired by Coordinator Prof. Lombardi and devoted to the MILESECURE-2050 project.http://nscj.co.uk/ecm3/sessions/session12.html
Tthe FUTURE EUROPE session was devoted to the discussion on the following themes:
- Exploring low carbon transition theories and strategies in connection with energy security concept, considering environmental objectives alongside geopolitical and economic interests.
- Reviewing and expanding current approaches used to understand and explain possible modes for societal energy transition, taking multiple interrelated and co-evolving perspectives (environmental, geopolitical, lifestyle and cultural, political, technological, economic and combined).
- Discussing problems concerning energy in a global scenario, proposing quantitative assessments of energy security scenarios for Europe and evaluations of geopolitical tensions between different areas in the world.
- Presenting case studies on energy transition, future scenarios and potential regional and macro-regional conflicts.
On 8th July Prof Lombardi (POLITO) was selected as Principal Lecturer for the Plenary session in the morning (8.30-9.20). On that occasion, Prof. Lombardi delivered a 40 minute Key presentation entitled “Toward Post Carbon Cities” and attendees were involved in a discussion on the role played by cities
in implementing new energy technologies and in controlling the key levers to a successful transition to a post carbon society, including land and urban planning, public transport, social housing, hazard protection and water systems, green areas, urban heating, local mobility management and taxation.
Abstract can be downloaded here