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What is CU Environment Centre

The Charles University Environment centre, was founded as a part of Charles University in 1992. It conducts environmental research and provides environmental expertise and information for students, university staff and for the general public. The centre collaborates with parliamentary bodies, state administration, non-government organizations and many academic and research institutions both locally and abroad. CUEC consists of the three units: sustainable development indicators, environmental economics, and education and information for sustainable development.

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Project web site

Financial support:

European Commission, Horizon 2020, Maria Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015)

Project duration:

October 1, 2016–September 30,2020

Coordinator of the project in CUEC:

Milan Ščasný deputy-coordinator of GEMCLIME

Total budget:


Project description:


Charles University in Prague, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, University of Oxford, Toulouse School of Economics.


GEMCLIME focuses on energy economics and climate change. It covers the drivers of climate change, the examination of climate change and energy-related risks and vulnerabilities, the valuation of economic impacts of climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, and the investigation of major policy responses to global climate and energy challenges. The project follows an integrated approach to modelling the impacts of climate and energy policies. Researchers pay attention to the economics of renewable energies and the valuation of non-marketed goods. The results contribute to advances in fundamental economics and have applications to science-based policies.

GEMCLIME supports international transfers of knowledge and scientific networking between top-ranked research institutions in the world. Researchers from beneficiary institutions of the European Union are seconded to institutions in Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand South Africa, Singapore and the United States. These scientists are senior research fellows, professors, early-career academics and doctoral students. They come primarily from economics, but also other disciplines that deal with energy and climate.

GEMCLIME has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 681228. It reflects only the organizers view. The European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


For further information, please visit http://gemclime.cuni.cz

Our recent publications

Steve Harris,  Jan WeinzettelAndrea BiganoAlbin Källmén "Low carbon cities in 2050? GHG emissions of European cities using production-based and consumption-based emission accounting methodsJournal of Cleaner ProductionVolume 248, 1 March 2020, 119206, available on-line here 

Kiuila, O., Markandya, A., Ščasny, M. (2019), Taxing Air Pollutants and Carbon Individually or Jointly: Results from a CGE Model Enriched by an Emission Abatement Sector. Economic System Research, 31:1, 21-43. Permanent link

Alberini, A., Khymych, O., Ščasný, M. (2019), Response to Extreme Energy Price Changes: Evidence from UkraineThe Energy Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1: 189-212. Permanent link.

Kyselá, E., Ščasný, M., Zvěřinová, I. (2019), Analysing attitudes to climate change mitigation policies. Climate Policy, 19:7, 878-892 Permanent link.

Alberini, A., Ščasný, M. (2018), The Benefits of Avoiding Cancer (or Dying from Cancer): Evidence from a Four-country Study. Journal of Health Economics 57: 249-262 Permanent link.

Alberini, A., Ščasný, M., Bigano, A. (2018), Policy- v. Individual Heterogeneity in the Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation: Evidence from a Stated-Preference Survey. Energy Policy 121: 565-575. Permanent link.

van der Vliet, N., Staatsen, B., Kruize, H., Morris, G., Costongs, C., Bell, R., Marques, S., Taylor, T., Quiroga, S., Martinez, P., Máca, V., Ščasný, M., Zvěřinová, I., Tozija, F., Gjorgjev, D., Arild Espnes, G., Schuit, J. (2018), The INHERIT model: a tool to jointly improve health, environmental sustainability and health equity through behavior and lifestyle change. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1435; Permanent link

Mach, R., Weinzettel, J., Ščasný, M. (2018), Environmental impact of household consumption: Hybrid input-output analysis linked to household consumption data. Ecological Economics 149, 62-73.; Permanent link