Climate Change Economics Research Centre

RESEARCH GROUP LEADER: Csaba Fogarassy PhD., associate professor

CONTACT: Fogarassy.Csaba@gtk.szie.hu, http://www.rgvi.gtk.szie.hu,

RESEARCH GROUP MEMBERS:
Professor: 1
Associate professor: 2
Junior assistant professor: 1
Research fellow: 1
Assistant: 1
PhD student: 5

RESEARCH AREAS:
Carbon economics, Environmental economics, Externality economics, Climate change economics, Biomass economics, Alternative and renewable energy economics, Carbon and water footprint calculation methodologies, Project development methodologies of the carbon markets, Carbon and water footprint database development, Rubic’s Cube based low-carbon project development, Low-carbon ICT, Voluntary climate commitments, Institutional and corporate carbon management and carbon neutralisation processes and management technics

MEMBERSHIPS:
Hungarian Biogas Association
Hungarian Bioethanol Association
Committee on Agricultural Water Management of HAS
TájÖko Foundation
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
UK Network of Environmental Economists
International Soil Tillage Research Organisation
Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals
American Colleges and Universities’ Presidents Climate Commitment

LONG-TERM COLLABORATIONS:
IOWA State University Bioeconomy Institute, USA
Imperial College London, UK
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
Paris Institute of Technology, France
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France
French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+, Poland
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community

SERVICES:
researching green banking products and services, modelling sustainable financial systems, practical and theoretical modelling of low-carbon crediting and financing, organising local economical systems with local currency, evaluating carbon savings, clean energy project development, labeling, and methodological development, set up and verification.
carbon and energy management systems, carbon and energy management softwares, Rubic’s Cube based low-carbon project development, low-carbon ICT, carbon and water footprint dataset and database development, dataset verification, climate change related – mitigation and adaptation– insurance products, researching carbon financial instruments and carbon funds.
vocational and professional trainings for students, adults, executives, PhD students, corporations and SMEs, Carbon and Energy Open University, Climate Change Economics bachelor and master courses, presentations, speeches at events, managing national and international campaigns, scope 1-2-3 carbon footprint measurements for events, organisations and corporation, corporate trainings.

GRANTS:

British Council Development of the Climate Office Network (2010)
EU LLP Leonardo Hungarian Distance Learning Training Structure on the Design and Operation of Hybrid Power Systems, HUN-HYPOS (2008)

CONTRACTS:
Multinational companies (since 2007 about 5 companies), Bioethanol manufacturer (since 2011)