07 September 2017
Andreas Schäfer started his seminar at IIASA by saying, "IIASA is where everything started." After leaving the Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies Program at IIASA, he worked at MIT, Cambridge, Stanford, and is currently with the University College London (UCL).
The seminar explored the long-term evolution of passenger travel, changes in technology and business models that could alter transportation demand in the future, the determinants of transportation energy intensity, and some of the technologies and energy carriers that could significantly reduce GHG emissions. After combining these factors, it discussed the implications for CO2 emissions.
Schäfer's publications cover the demand for and supply characteristics of energy and transportation systems. Examples include econometric models of national, world-regional, and global travel demand, techno-economic assessments of advanced surface and air vehicle technologies, and integrated modeling of the global air transportation system. In addition to leading peer review journals, his work was published in popular science magazines, such as Scientific American and American Scientist. He is lead-author of “Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World”, MIT Press (June 2009).
Andreas W. Schäfer is a Professor of Energy and Transport at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London. His publications cover the demand for and supply characteristics of energy and transportation systems. He is lead-author of “Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World”, MIT Press (June 2009). Prior to joining the UCL Energy Institute, he held appointments at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford University. His advisory roles include the UK Airports Commission, the UK Aerospace Technology Institute, the World Economic Forum, among others.
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Guest Senior Research Scholar Sustainable Service Systems Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
Guest Senior Research Scholar Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
Guest Senior Research Scholar Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
IIASA Network and Alumni Officer Communications - Communications and External Relations Department
IIASA Network and Alumni Officer Communications and External Relations Department
Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World
Schaefer, A. & Victor, D.G. (1999). Global passenger travel: Implications for carbon dioxide emissions. Energy 24 (8), 657-679. 10.1016/S0360-5442(99)00019-5.
Schaefer, A. & Victor, D.G. (1997). The Past and Future of Global Mobility. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-97-013. Reprinted from Scientific American, pp. 36-39 [October 1997].
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