This project aims to identify social tipping interventions to avoid tipping cascades in the climate. A climate tipping point is a critical value in the global temperature, after which it is crossed, a catastrophic event may occur. Such catastrophes can cause abrupt and persistent changes in climate and the economy.
Climate tipping points can be prevented or slowed down with behavioral change. A social tipping point describes a critical number of adopters of new technology or behavior (e.g., renewable energy, electric cars, vegetarian diet, recycling), after which its further adoptions are driven by self-reinforcing positive feedback mechanisms. Such social points interventions can have synergic, complementary, or antagonistic impacts on carbon dioxide emissions, and thus may slow down or accelerate climate tipping points, which we will study in the project. We will develop models using the agent-based method and dynamics on networks. Such models allow studying patterns emerging from the interactions of heterogeneous agents.
We are looking for candidates to join our team to work. The candidate with work closely with Prof. Karolina Safarzynska.
- Programming skills
- Fluent English
Full-time employment for 4 years, starting from September-October 2023. Annual remuneration is PLN 60 000 free of taxes. In addition, a candidate is obliged to enroll in the PhD school, where she/he will receive an additional stipend.
List of documents required:
1. Recent CV
2. A motivation letter
3. A contact detail of the referee
Please send the required documents by 30.06.2023 to: firstname.lastname@example.org