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Scientific Publications

Policy Briefs

Zachariadis, Theodoros; Giannakis, Elias. Human Resource Needs for the Green Transition of Cyprus: Prospects and Challenges. March 2024 (in Greek, with English summary). Download the policy brief.

Zachariadis, Theodoros; Taliotis, Constantinos. On the Road to Climate Neutrality: Benefits and Challenges for Cyprus. December 2023 (in Greek, with English summary).  Download the policy brief.


Policy Documents

Zachariadis, Theodoros. Pricing and Subsidizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cyprus: Current Status, Future Prospects, and Fiscal Impact. Nicosia, May 2024 (in English, with Executive Summary in Greek)  Download document

Zachariadis, Theodoros; Taliotis, Constantinos. The Cyprus Economy’s Path to Climate Neutrality: Energy Scenarios, Economic Impacts and Policy Proposals. STeDI-RC and EEWRC Report, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, December 2023 (in Greek, with Executive Summary in English).  Download document

Reports of Scientific Task Forces of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Climate Change Initiative (EMME-CCI): See webpage of the Initiative.


Reports on the application of behavioural insights for policy

Targeting vulnerable households for adopting green energy technologies - Recommendations to Cypriot economic and energy authorities.  Download the report.

Communication strategy for the National Circular Economy Action Plan - Recommendations to the Cypriot Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry.  Download the report.

Application of behavioural insights for greening the behaviour of citizens - Recommendations to the Cypriot Commissioner for the Environment.  Download the report.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Taliotis, Constantinos; Karmellos, Marios; Fylaktos, Nestor; Zachariadis, Theodoros. Enhancing Decarbonization of Power Generation Through Electricity Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Region. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Transition 4, August 2023. doi: 10.1016/j.rset.2023.100060.

Yiakoumi D., Taliotis, Constantinos; Zachariadis, Theodoros; Griffiths, Steven. Sharing the decarbonisation effort: getting Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East countries on the road to global carbon neutrality. Climate Policy, 2023. doi: 10.1080/14693062.2023.2216178.

Zachariadis, Theodoros; Giannakis, Elias; Taliotis, Constantinos; Karmellos, Marios; Fylaktos, Nestor; Howells, Mark; Blyth, William; Hallegatte, Stéphane. Science Policy Frameworks for a Post-Pandemic Green Economic Recovery. Energy Strategy Reviews 45 (2023) 101035. doi: 10.1016/j.esr.2022.101035.

Sotiriou, Chryso; Zachariadis, Theodoros. A multi-objective optimisation approach to explore decarbonisation pathways in a dynamic policy context. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 319, pp. 128623, 2021. doi:10.1016/J.JCLEPRO.2021.128623

Karmellos, Marios; Kosmadakis, Vasilios; Dimas, Petros; Tsakanikas, Angelos; Fylaktos, Nestor; Taliotis, Constantinos; Zachariadis, Theodoros. A decomposition and decoupling analysis of carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation: Evidence from the EU-27 and the UK Energy, vol. 231, pp. 120861, 2021. doi:10.1016/J.ENERGY.2021.120861

Beltramo, Agnese; Ramos, Eunice Pereira; Taliotis, Constantinos; Howells, Mark; Usher, Will. The Global Least-cost user-friendly CLEWs Open-Source Exploratory model Journal Article. Environmental Modelling & Software, vol. 143, pp. 105091, 2021. doi:10.1016/J.ENVSOFT.2021.105091

Ramos, Eunice Pereira; Howells, Mark; Sridharan, Vignesh; Engström, Rebecka Ericsdotter; Taliotis, Constantinos; Mentis, Dimitris; Gardumi, Francesco; Strasser, Lucia; Pappis, Ioannis; Balderrama, Gabriela Peña; Almulla, Youssef; Beltramo, Agnese; Ramirez, Camilo; Sundin, Caroline; Alfstad, Thomas; Lipponen, Annukka; Zepeda, Eduardo; Niet, Taco; Quirós-Tortós, Jairo; Angulo-Paniagua, Jam; Shivakumar, Abhishek; Ulloa, Silvia; Rogner, Holger. The climate, land, energy, and water systems (CLEWs) framework: a retrospective of activities and advances to 2019. Environmental Research Letters, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 033003, 2021. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ABD34F

Ramos, Eunice; Moksnes, Nandi; Lipponen, Annukka; Strasser, Lucia; Taliotis, Constantinos; Siyal, Shahid; Mentis, Dimitris; Howells, Mark. The role of energy efficiency in the management of water resources of the Syr Darya river basin. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 64–88, 2021. doi:10.1504/IJESD.2021.112667

Taliotis, Constantinos; Fylaktos, Nestor; Partasides, George; Gardumi, Francesco; Sridharan, Vignesh; Karmellos, Marios; Papanicolas, Costas N. The Effect of Electric Vehicle Deployment on Renewable Electricity Generation in an Isolated Grid System: The Case Study of Cyprus. Frontiers in Energy Research, vol. 8, pp. 205, 2020. doi:10.3389/fenrg.2020.00205

Taliotis, Constantinos; Giannakis, Elias; Karmellos, Marios; Fylaktos, Nestor; Zachariadis, Theodoros. Estimating the economy-wide impacts of energy policies in Cyprus. Energy Strategy Reviews, vol. 29, pp. 100495, 2020. doi:10.1016/j.esr.2020.100495

Sridharan, Vignesh; Broad, Oliver; Shivakumar, Abhishek; Howells, Mark; Boehlert, Brent; Groves, David G.; Rogner, Holger; Taliotis, Constantinos; Neumann, James E.; Strzepek, Kenneth M.; Lempert, Robert; Joyce, Brian; Huber-Lee, Annette; Cervigni, Raffaello. Resilience of the Eastern African electricity sector to climate driven changes in hydropower generation Journal Article. Nature Communications, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1–9, 2019. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08275-7

Sridharan, Vignesh; Ramos, Eunice Pereira; Zepeda, Eduardo; Boehlert, Brent; Shivakumar, Abhishek; Taliotis, Constantinos; Howells, Mark. The impact of climate change on crop production in Uganda-An integrated systems assessment with water and energy implications Journal Article. Water, vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 1805, 2019. doi:10.3390/w11091805

Moksnes, Nandi; Rozenberg, Julie; Broad, Oliver; Taliotis, Constantinos; Howells, Mark; Rogner, Holger. Determinants of energy futures—a scenario discovery method applied to cost and carbon emission futures for South American electricity infrastructure. Environmental Research Communications, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 025001–1 – 025001–25, 2019. doi:10.1088/2515-7620/ab06de


Edited Books and Book Chapters

Montagnino, Fabio Maria. Doing the right things: repurposing innovation to achieve sustainability. In: Formica, P. (Ed). One Health. Emerald Group Pub, Ltd, 2022 (in press).

Koundouri, Phoebe; Sachs, Jeffery; Zachariadis, Theodoros; Devves, Stathis; Plataniotis, Angelos; Pappa, C; Armiento, M.; Crisci, G.; Tessari, F.; Cozzi, L.; Wetzel, D.; Mazzucato, M.; McPherson, M. Climate Policy In The Broader Sustainability Context: Joint Implementation Of Agenda 2030 And The European Green Deal. In: Caselli, F; Ludwig, A; Ploeg, A (Ed.): No Brainers and Low-Hanging Fruit in National Climate Policy, Chapter 19, Centre for Economic Policy Research, UK, 2021, ISBN: 978-1-912179-51-0.

Montagnino, Fabio Maria. Beyond the great derangement: will art and the humanities lead ecologic transition?, In: Formica, P.; Edmondson, J. (Ed)., Innovation and the Arts. The value of humanities studies for business. Emerald Group Pub, Ltd, 2020. doi: 10.1108/9781789738858

Zachariadis, Theodoros; J.E., Milne; M.S, Andersen; H., Ashiabor (Ed.) Economic Instruments for a Low-carbon Future. Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation . Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020, ISBN: 9781839109904. doi:10.4337/9781839109911

Drobinski, Philippe; Azzopardi, Brian; Allal, H Ben Janet; Bouchet, V; Civel, E; Creti, A; Duic, N; Fylaktos, Nestor; Mutale, J; Pariente-David, S; Ravetz, J; Taliotis, Constantinos. Energy transition in the Mediterranean. In: Cramer, W; Guiot, J; Marini, K (Ed.): MedECC: Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean Basin – Current Situation and Risks for the Future. First Mediterranean Assessment Report, Union for the Mediterranean, Plan Bleu, UNEP/MAP, Marseille, France, 2020.

Zachariadis, Theodoros. Legislation or Economic Instruments for a Successful Environmental Policy? In: Walker, T.; Sprung-Much, N.; Goubran, S. (Ed.): Environmental Policy: An Economic Perspective, pp. 33–47, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2020, ISBN: 9781119402619. doi:10.1002/9781119402619.CH3

Sotiriou, Chryso; Zachariadis, Theodoros. The importance of a carbon tax for timely and cost-effective decarbonisation – a case study from Cyprus. In: Economic Instruments for a Low-carbon Future. Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation XXII, pp. 141–156, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020. doi:10.4337/9781839109911.00024


Technical Reports and Working Papers

Koundouri, P.; Cox, A.; Malik, A.; Groom, B.; O’Callaghan, B.; Hepburn, C.; Kilelu, C.; Lins, C.; Squires, D.; Somanathan, E.; Serageldin, I.; Anto, J.; Patel, K.; Brosbol, K.; Kamal-Chaoui, L.; Galvão, L.A.; Lenzen, M.; Zhu, M.; Ferroukhi, R.; Carson, R.; Brunnhuber, S.; Zachariadis, T.; Sterner, T.; Makhaya, G.; Freeman, M.; Hansmeyer, C.; Landis, C.F.M.; Paremoer, T.; Plataniotis, A.; Barredo, L.M.; Joshi, N. The Lancet COVID-19 Commission Task Force on Green Recovery. Final Statement. New York: The Lancet COVID-19 Commission, 2022.

Fylaktos, Nestor; Karmellos, Marios; Yiakoumi, Despina; Taliotis, Constantinos; Zachariadis, Theodoros. Hydrogen coming of age? Techno-economic aspects and a policy framework for Cyprus. Cyprus Institute Discussion Paper, January 2022.

Lafortune, Guillaume; Cortés Puch, Maria; Mosnier, Aline, Fuller, Grayson; Diaz, Maria; Riccaboni, Angelo; Kloke-Lesch, Adolf; Zachariadis, Theodoros; Carli, Eugenio; Oger, Antoine. Europe Sustainable Development Report 2021: Transforming the European Union to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals Technical Report.

Zachariadis, Theodoros. On the Sustainability Performance of the European Union’s Economic Recovery Strategy – A Case Study with Lessons for Policymakers. 2021. doi:/10.21203/

Zachariadis, Theodoros; Giannakis, Elias; Taliotis, Constantinos; Karmellos, Marios; Fylaktos, Nestor; Howells, Mark; Blyth, William; Hallegatte, Stephane. A Science-Policy Framework for a Green Economic Recovery After the COVID-19 Pandemic. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 9528, 2021.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, PRIO Cyprus. Eastern Mediterranean Natural Gas and the Energy Future Technical Report, 2021.

Sotiriou, Chryso; Zachariadis, Theodoros. A multi-objective Optimisation Approach to Explore Decarbonisation Pathways in a Dynamic Policy Context. United States Association for Energy Economics Working Paper No. 21-485, 2021. doi:10.2139/SSRN.3766455

Fylaktos, Nestor; Papanicolas, Costas N. New technologies for Eastern Mediterranean offshore gas exploration. Report for the European Parliament, 2019. ISBN: 978-92-846-4623-4.

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