Dr. Andrea Ricci
Organisation: Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISIS)
Position in the organisation: Vice President
Biography note: Andrea Ricci is Vice President of ISIS, Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems, Rome. He received his engineering degree at Ecole Centrale (Paris) in 1977. His key qualifications are Sustainability Policy analysis and impact assessment, Forward Looking Analyses and scenario building, Energy and Transport studies. He coordinated many EU RTD projects, including: PASHMINA (FP7 – Paradigm Shifts Modeling and Innovative Approaches); EFONET (FP7 - Energy Foresight Network); NEEDS (FP6 - Energy Externalities, energy policy and scenarios); ASSET (FP6 - transport sensitive areas). He contributed to the ex post evaluation of EU RTD Programmes in the fields of Environment, Bio-economy, International Cooperation, Social Sciences and Humanities, and regularly serves as ex ante evaluator of EU RTD proposals (FP4, FP5, FP6 and FP7). He was the lead author of the EU (DG RTD) Report “Assessing the Social and Environmental Impacts of European Research”, and of the EU (DG RTD) Report “The overall socio-economic dimension of community research in the fifth European framework programme”. He recently served as overall Rapporteur of the EC Working Group “Global Europe 2030 – 2050”. He contributed to and/or edited several books on Energy Efficiency, Transport Infrastructure Charging, and Global Quality, and is the author of more than 100 publications and presentations at international conferences.
Parallel Workshop Session W2.5 – “The Nexus between Energy, Environment and Transports Services”
Technological innovation directly affects the dynamics of the manufacturing sector. In the long term perspective, however, it is increasingly recognized that innovation must be sought beyond the traditional sectorial frameworks, and include changes other than technological (institutional, organizational, social). The relationships between landuse, energy, transport and environment, and their impact on the economy are a major case in point, both in terms of co-benefits (e.g. travel avoidance with subsequent energy savings and environmental benefits) and of synergies leading to system redesign and optimization (e.g. electromobility and smart buildings). To make the most of such opportunities, new socio-economic paradigms must be recognized and facilitated. The PASHMINA project (EU- SSH FP7) has analysed a set of possible paradigm shifts at 2050, notably addressing the need to depart from the current prevailing model based on speed (of transport, of production and consumption, of relations) and individual focus. While the awareness of resource scarcity is a major driver towards virtuous shifts, one should be careful not to embrace approaches that amount to relying solely on technology and efficiency to fix the traditional, purely growth-based paradigms. The presentation will highlight some of the PASHMINA results and their policy implications, including examples of system innovation linking energy, transport and environment.