First conference participation

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We presented the firsts results of the recharge.green project in an international scientific conference, held in Kaunas (Lithuania), on the 29th – 30th May. The conference was entitled “Economic evaluation of forest management sustainability” and the presentation showed the preliminary results of the Triglav National Park case study. The park was chosen for its objective […]

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About Gianluca Grilli

Gianluca Grilli has an Ms in environmental economics. He is a PhD student in environmental engineering at the University of Trento, Italy. He works as a researcher at the Institute of Renewable Energy at Eurac. His main research interests are ecosystem services evaluation and management, GIS modeling and applied econometrics.

Wicked problems, simple solutions?

Think about it:  In an age of climate change, decreasing humanity´s greenhouse gas emissions by producing  a greater share of energy from renewable sources seems like a no-brainer, doesn´t it?  But wait – how will that hydropower plant affect the flow of one of the last undisturbed streams in the Alps? Should we really manage […]

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About Karin Svadlenak-Gomez

“I am passionate about nature and mountains, so it is quite satisfying to be involved in a project that seeks a balanced approach to using and protecting the diverse natural resources in the Alps.” _ Karin Svadlenak-Gomez, Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Lead Partner support in project management and public relations of the recharge.green project

Participatory Approach to Natural Resources Management

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Nowadays, natural resources are seriously threatened by human activities and their abundance is decreasing rapidly. In order to guarantee the availability of natural capital for future generations, it is fundamental to recognize the importance of management. Often, production purposes lead to non-sustainable practices, causing environmental depletion. An effective natural resources governance should take into account […]

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About Gianluca Grilli

Gianluca Grilli has an Ms in environmental economics. He is a PhD student in environmental engineering at the University of Trento, Italy. He works as a researcher at the Institute of Renewable Energy at Eurac. His main research interests are ecosystem services evaluation and management, GIS modeling and applied econometrics.

Put a number on it?

Stack of Wood Fuel by Forest Road © Taina Sohlman | Dreamstime.com

Sometimes it’s easy to put numbers on things. IIASA researchers can use their models to estimate biomass production rates, determine the energy potential of an area of forest, and determine the optimal location for renewable energy plants based on a multitude of factors. But some things are harder to quantify. How do you put a […]

Katherine Leitzell

About Katherine Leitzell

Katherine Leitzell is a science writer at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Laxenburg Austria. IIASA researchers are working on the economic-ecological modelling for the recharge.green project.

The right model for the job

Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria. Credit: Andreas Metz via Flickr. Creative Commons License

The recharge.green project asks big questions about the issues of renewable energy in the Alps region. How do we balance renewable energy production with tourism and protection of nature? What should the mix be between solar, wind, hydro, and bioenergy along with sustainable natural resource management? To answer those questions, recharge.green project partners look to […]

Katherine Leitzell

About Katherine Leitzell

Katherine Leitzell is a science writer at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Laxenburg Austria. IIASA researchers are working on the economic-ecological modelling for the recharge.green project.