Oreane Edelenbosch

Affiliate Member of the Tyndall Centre

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency


Oreane Edelenbosch works at the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, focusing in particular on the contribution of energy efficiency and demand changes in buildings, industry and transport to global climate scenarios. She has held positions at Utrecht University, where she obtained her PhD, Polytechnic University of Milan, as a post-doc researcher where her work focused on modelling the impacts of behavior and heterogeneity on energy consumption. As part of the IMAGE team at PBL she contributed to the development of the Shared Socio Economic Scenario’s, the commonly used reference scenario’s in climate science community. She is also an associated researcher at RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment, and contributed to the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2017 and the IPCC special report on 1.5 ºC global warming.


Selected publications

M.Sharmina., Edelenbosch, OY., Wilson, C., Freeman, R., Gernaat, DEHJ.,  Gilbert, P., Larkin, A., Littleton, E.W., Traut, M., Van Vuuren, DP.,  Vaughan, N., Wood, FR., Le Quéré (2020), Decarbonising the critical sectors of aviation, shipping, road freight and industry to limit warming to 1.5–2°C, Climate Policy.

van den Berg, Nicole J., et al. "Improved modelling of lifestyle changes in Integrated Assessment Models: Cross-disciplinary insights from methodologies and theories." Energy Strategy Reviews 26 (2019): 100420.

Edelenbosch, O. Y., Hof, A. F., Nykvist, B., Girod, G., & van Vuuren, D. P. (2018). Transport electrification: the effect of recent battery cost reduction on future emission scenarios. Climatic Change. Climatic Change.

Edelenbosch, O. Y., McCollum, D. L., Pettifor, H., Wilson, C., & van Vuuren, D. P. (2018). Transitioning to electric cars: Interactions between social learning and technological learning. Environmental Research Letters.

Luderer, G., Vrontisi, Z., Bertram, C., Edelenbosch, O. Y., Pietzcker, R. C., Rogelj, J., … Kriegler, E. (2018). Residual fossil CO2emissions in 1.5-2 °c pathways. Nature Climate Change, 8(7). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0198-6

McCollum, D. L., Wilson, C., Bevione, M., Carrara, S., Edelenbosch, O. Y., Emmerling, J., … van Vuuren, D. P. (2018). Interaction of consumer preferences and climate policies in the global transition to low-carbon vehicles. Nature Energy, 1–10.

Mendoza Beltran, A., Cox, B., Mutel, C., van Vuuren, D. P., Font Vivanco, D., Deetman, S., … Tukker, A. (2018). When the background matters: Using scenarios from Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) in Prospective LCA. Industrial Ecology.

van Vuuren, D. P., Stehfest, E., Gernaat, D. E. H. J., Doelman, J. C., van den Berg, M., Harmsen, M., … Tabeau, A. (2017). Energy, land-use and greenhouse gas emissions trajectories under a green growth paradigm. Global Environmental Change, 42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.05.008

McCollum, D. L., Wilson, C., Pettifor, H., Ramea, K., Krey, V., Riahi, K., … Fujisawa, S. (2017). Improving the behavioral realism of global integrated assessment models: An application to consumers? vehicle choices. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 55, 322–342.

Edelenbosch, O. Y., Kermeli, K., Crijns-Graus, W., Worrell, E., Bibas, R., Fais, B., … van Vuuren, D. P. (2017). Comparing projections of industrial energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions in long-term energy models. Energy, 122, 701–710

Edelenbosch, O. Y., McCollum, D. L., van Vuuren, D. P., Bertram, C., Carrara, S., Daly, H., … Sano, F. (2017). Decomposing passenger transport futures: Comparing results of global integrated assessment models. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2016.07.003

Creutzig, F., Jochem, P., Edelenbosch, O. Y., Mattauch, L., Van Vuuren, D. P., McCollum, D., & Minx, J. (2015). Transport: A roadblock to climate change mitigation? Science, 350(6263). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aac8033.


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