The PATHWAYS consortium brings together a unique consortium of partners, with excellent track-records in different relevant dimensions: leading European institutes in integrated assessment modelling (PBL, FEEM , Fraunhofer ISI), transition research (Manchester University, Stockholm Environment Institute and King’s College, London) and participative action research (Wuppertal Institute, Manchester University); encompassing relevant topical domains (energy, climate and biodiversity); and representing different approaches from universities, governmental assessment agencies and from practice. The composition of partners is designed to fit the objectives of the call relating to “Research will investigate values, policies and mechanisms behind societal transformation and the knowledge gained from experiences at different scales with such societal transitions and their trajectories.”

PBL_logo_EN.png The PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency conducts scientific assessments and policy evaluations to support policy-making in the field of environmental protection and spatial planning. PBL coordinates the PATHWAYS project, leads WP1 and WP5 and is involved in all other work packages. In WP1, PBL participates on the basis of the IMAGE integrated assessment model.


logo-university-of-manchester.png The Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI) is an interdisciplinary research institute established by The University of Manchester. SCI undertakes a programme of research in environmental sustainability and consumption issues. The SCI coordinates WP2 (dynamics of transition pathways), performs two country case studies in WP2, makes an in-depth analysis in WP3 of Manchester’s project on sustainable mobility, and contributes to the integration and policy analysis in WP4.


FEEMlogo.gif Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is a non-profit, non-partisan research institution established In Italy to carry out research in the field of economics and sustainable development. FEEM contributes to model development to better account for the role of institutions across regions, time, and policies and to better describe the linkages across various transitions. FEEM participates in several international projects and networks dealing with energy issues, climate modelling and adaptation/mitigation policies.


Wuppertal logo.jpg The Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH, founded in 1991, is committed to application-oriented sustainability research based on interdisciplinary research. The institute contributes applied knowledge for the sake of sustainable production and consumption and thus, offers a vast network of stakeholders to WP3. Its research activities involves all stakeholders along a value chain as well as the coordination of public-private projects, which provides an elaborated expertise for the analysis of transitions in the making.


SEI%20logo%20(JPEG)_web.png The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent international research institute, engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels. SEI leads the integration of policy and governance aspects across the work packages. In WP4, SEI assists the WP leader KCL in guiding the integration and interdisciplinary collaboration, and also address some fundamental research questions regarding political aspects of transitions, the policy-maker and governance arrangements more broadly and how they are treated in the different perspectives across WP1-3.


Kcl-logo_small.png Kings’ College London (KCL) is research-led and one of the top 30 universities in the world (2012-3 QS international world rankings). Researchers at KCL contribute to various international research programmes, including the new programme Future Earth. KCL leads the work package on integration and governance.


ISI logo.gif Fraunhofer ISI is a non-profit organisation and Europe’s largest institute for applied research. Fraunhofer ISI brings in three key methodological expertises relevant for the project: (1) its modelling expertise with the two models PowerACE and MATISSE, (2) its qualitative case study and transition study expertise in the power and transport sector, and (3) its experience with integrating modelling and non-modelling methods in particular, and interdisciplinary work in general.


ffcullogo_small.jpg The Fundacao da Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa (FFCUL) is a private non-profit organisation, created in 1993, as an initiative of the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL). FFCUL leads the biodiversity domain and develops the case studies of Portugal for the agrifood and biodiversity domains (WP2), and the case studies of Peneda-Gerês National Park for the biodiversity domain and Lisbon for the energy/buildings domain (WP3).


MLU_web.jpg Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) is the largest university in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. The research is carried out at iDiv, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig. iDiv is a research centre located in Leipzig which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since October 2012. It is jointly carried MLU, Friedrich Schiller University Jena and University of Leipzig. MLU will lead the biodiversity domain and will develop the study cases of Portugal for the agrifood and biodiversity domains (WP2), and the study cases of Peneda-Gerês National Park for the biodiversity domain.