Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Dr Jean-Francois Mercure is a Research Associate in the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), within the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. He leads the 4CMR research group in Energy Systems Modelling. His research activities concern multi-sectoral projections of greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector (supply and end-use), the technology composition of the energy sector, technology transitions and global energy resources.
Energy systems modelling research at 4CMR revolves around the Future Technology Transformations (FTT) project, funded by the EPSRC. FTT is a general modelling framework of technology substitution dynamics for generating scenarios of future technology and energy use in order to calculate future greenhouse gas emission. It is adaptable to any framework (i.e. IAMs, E3 or economic models), but is also integrated within 4CMR's macroeconomic model of the global economy E3MG, in close partnership with Cambridge Econometrics. This work is also done in collaboration with researchers at the Tyndall Centre for climate change research.