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Alexandros Nikas

Senior Researcher, National Technical University of Athens

Dr. Alexandros Nikas is an Electrical and Computer Engineer of the National Technical University of Athens and holds a PhD in climate change policy support through integrative approaches based on stakeholder involvement, operational research and quantitative systems modelling. He has longstanding experience in developing and utilising systems for supporting decision making as well as climate and energy policymaking, including multi-criteria analysis, socio-technical analysis, quasi- quantitative modelling and portfolio theory; and constantly enriches his knowledge and skills with modern practices and tools. At the same time, he has experience in carrying out stakeholder engagement activities (e.g. interviews and workshops) revolving around the aforementioned decision support systems; as well as in climate-economy and energy system modelling frameworks for climate change simulation and mitigation/adaptation policy evaluation. Dr. Nikas has worked on many European (Horizon 2020) and national co-funded projects in the fields of energy policy and climate action, and has more than 25 scientific publications in high impact international journals and book chapters, as well as numerous announcements in national and international conferences.

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Perspective of comprehensive and comprehensible multi-model energy and climate science in Europe

A comprehensive and comprehensible multi-model framework offers a real example of “collective” science diplomacy, as an instrument to further support the ambitious goals of the EU Green Deal, in compliance with the EU claim to responsible research.

By: Alexandros Nikas, Ajay Gambhir, Evelina Trutnevyte, Konstantinos Koasidis, Henrik Lund, Jakob Zinck Thellufsen, Didier Mayer, Georg Zachmann, Luis Javier Miguel, Noelia Ferreras Alonso, Ida Sognnæs, Glen Peters, Enzo Colombo, Mark Howells, Adam D. Hawkes, Machteld Van Den Broek, Dirk-Jan van de Ven, Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino, Alexandros Flamos and Haris Doukas Topic: Energy & Climate Date: November 5, 2020