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Luis Mundaca

Luis Mundaca is Associate Professor at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden. He is an environmental economist interested in climate change, energy, public policy and development. He participates in several international initiatives as an expert on economic and policy analysis related to market-based instruments, climate governance, low-carbon development and clean energy technologies. He has served as a Lead Author for the 5th IPCC Assessment Report on Climate Change Mitigation (Working Group III). He also contributed to the Global Energy Assessment, a major international scientific effort that produced a comprehensive integrated assessment related to energy for sustainable development. In 2008, his research on climate and energy policy evaluation won the Nordic Award in Social Science, prize conferred by the Energy Forum and the Nordic Energy Research Council. Luis holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Environmental Economics, a M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Policy (both from Lund University, Sweden); a Diploma in Environmental Management (Universidad de Concepción, Chile); and a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration (Universidad San Sebastián, Chile). Luis also serves as Associate Editor for the Climate and Development Journal.

B.Sc.(Hons), Dipl., M.Sc, Ph.D., Docent
Research Areas: 
Strategies for low-carbon infrastructures
International Association for Energy Economics
European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
International Society for Ecological Economics
Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Programme

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Ongoing projects

Behavioural economics for energy and climate change policies and the transition to a sustainable energy system

The objective of the project is to develop knowledge on, and methods for the modelling of, people's economic behaviour in response to (ambitious) climate and energy policies aiming for the transition to sustainable energy systems. The project is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency (STEM).

Governance and management of low-carbon economies to promote sustainable economic welfare in megacities

The aim of this project is to develop detailed scientific grounds, implementation plans, and resource parameters for assessing the role and performance of low-carbon economies to improve sustainable economic welfare in megacities that are heavily dependent on fossil fuels in the developing world

Policy intervention for a competitive green energy economy

The objective of this project is to assess the role and reach of policy instruments (e.g. market-based instruments) targeting clean energy technology change, taking a competitive green energy-based economy as the main framework for such evaluation.

Closed projects

Global Energy Assessment

The Global Energy Assessment (GEA), launched in 2012, defines a new global energy policy agenda – one that transforms the way society thinks about, uses, and delivers energy.


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