Contributors: D'Alessandro, Simone, Dr. (University of Pisa)
My main research interests involve development economics, ecological economics, ecological sustainability and growth. I have followed the international degrowth network since the first conference in Paris 2008. I’m involved in social movements in Pisa at the "Municipio dei Beni Comuni".
Scientific paper contribution: The social and economic consequences of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SAEP)
Abstract: The repeated failures of global agreements for GHG emissions abatement call for a new strategy that involves local communities in implementing effective transitions to sustainability (the Warsaw Climate Change Conference in November 2013 is the last example). This paper investigates the environmental, social and economic consequences of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SAEP) at the local community level. We provides a case study for Cascina, a small local administration close to Pisa (Italy). The model was built through two participation rounds of causal mapping with the local committee and officers of the administration. We provide a powerful tool to the local authority in order to evaluate the effects of the actions of the SAEP considering also immaterial factors.