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Aggregate vulnerability indicators: explanatory power and usefulness for regional policy and governance

Subproject of: Regional Futures under the Microscope: Regional Challenges in Upper Austria (AT), Lower Austria (AT),Styria (AT) and Kassel (DE) (Regional Futures)

Project Leader
Penker Marianne, BOKU Project Leader
Duration:
01.09.2011-31.12.2013
Programme:
Klima- und Energiefonds
Type of Research
Applied Research
Staff
Enengel Barbara, Project Staff (bis 28.02.2015)
BOKU Research Units
Centre for Global Change and Sustainability
Institute for Sustainable Economic Development
Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
Institute of Safety and Risk Sciences
Funded by
Klima- und Energiefonds, Leopold-Ungar-Platz 2 / Stiege 1 / 4.OG / Top 142, 1190 Wien, Austria
Abstract
In the course of an ongoing EU project to map vulnerabilities at the NUTS2 level vis-à-vis five major global challenges (climate change, sustainable and competitive energy, globalization, demographic change and social polarization) a number of questions emerged regarding the efficacy of the project’s top-down approach to addressing such multifaceted issues. The ACRP “Regional Futures” project aims to improve the methodology based on an in-depth study of the vulnerabilities of four regions in Austria and Germany, with a focus on the climate change and energy challenge. Thus the project will improve the understanding of the robustness of results achieved under the constraints of the EU study and provide valuable information on exposure, sensitivity, adaptive capacity and vulnerability in the five regions for a spectrum of future scenarios.

Although all five challenges will be included in the study, special emphasis will be put on the climate and the energy challenges. In the study of future developments the consequences of prioritizing climate and energy strategies will receive special attention.
Keywords
Regional development planning ; regional economy; interdisciplinary social sciences;
Adaptive Capacities; Aggregierte Indikatoren; Europe 2020; Regional Governance; Regional development; Vulnerability;
Publications

Penker, M (2015): Globale Heruasforderungen und Chancen für periphere Regionen im Alpenraum.
[CIPRA Jahresfachtagung 2015 - Die Alpenkonvention und die Region der Niederösterreiischen Randalpen – Möglichkeiten der nachhaltigen Regionalentwicklung, Lunz am See, Austria, 19.09.2015 - 30.09.2015]

In: CIPRA, Die Alpenkonvention - Nachhaltige Entwicklung für die Alpen, Nummer 81; 04/2015, 7-8.

Danzinger, G (ed.); Lindenthal, T; Chiari, S; Formayer, H; Penker, M; Peer, V; Enengel, B; Auer, M; Steininger, K; Sammer, K; Hahne, U; Kühnel, F; Schuh, B; Kromp, W (2014): Regional Futures under the Microscope: Regional Challenges in Upper Austria (AT), Lower Austria (AT), Styria (AT) and Kassel (DE), ACRP (B068686), 3rd Call, Final Report, Vienna: BOKU.

BOKU Center for Global Change and Sustainability, BOKU Institute for Meteorology, BOKU Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, Austrian Society for Environment and Technology, Wegener Centre for Climate and Global Change, University of Kassel, Institute for Urban Processes, Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning, Institute of Security and Risk Sciences

Chiari, S (ed.); Lindenthal, T; Chiari, S; Formayer, H; Penker, M; Peer, V; Enengel, B; Auer, M; Steininger, K; Sammer, K; Hahne, U; Kühnel, F; Schuh, B; Kromp, W (2012): Regional Futures under the Microscope: Regional Challenges in Upper Austria (AT), Lower Austria (AT), Styria (AT) and Kassel (DE), ACRP (B068686), 3rd Call, Interim Report 1, Vienna: BOKU.

Center for Global Change and Sustainability, BOKU Institute for Meteorology, BOKU Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, Austrian Society for Environment and Technology, Wegener Centre for Climate and Global Change, University of Kassel, Institute for Urban Processes, Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning, Institute of Security and Risk Sciences

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