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Climate Change Conflict Solutions Minimizing conflicts related to CC adaptation and mitigation

Subproject of: StartClim2018 - Synergies and Tradeoffs regarding the Implementation of Climate Change Adaptation and the Sustainable Development Goals in Austria (StartClim2018)

Project Leader
Jiricka-Pürrer Alexandra, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Dr. Wachter - Büro für Umweltplanung, Wiesnerring 2c, 21035 Hamburg, Germany.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning
Funded by
StartClim, Austria
The Austrian climate change adaptation strategy (BMFLUW 2017) as well as some of the provinces’ adaptation strategies and accompanying research reports reveal a number of areas of conflict, where conflicts of objective and use could arise through climate change or through the response to climate change. Conflicts between climate change adaptation and certain land uses are emphasised in particular. The issue is also being seen as increasingly significant internationally (BMU 2009, BMU 2011, BAFU 2014).
The aim of the research project CCCS is to generate a detailed overview of the main problem areas arising from climate change-induced (increased) use-competition between existing land uses (sectoral and cross-sectoral) and necessary climate change adaptation in Austria. A further aim is to compile a list of possible planning instruments (the SEA, in particular) that are able to offset the conflicts of objective on a planning level.
Taking the current climate change scenarios for Austria (ÖKS 15, Climamap data) into consideration, we aim to develop a methodological approach that will allow us to identify geographical focus areas for the areas of conflict, in a follow-up project. In parallel, we aim to identify possible solutions together with actors from climate change adaptation and affected sectoral and spatial planning, and to refine these solutions. Validation, in this regard, is ensured through feedback from experts in the advisory board and through interviews.
Climate change; Spatial structure;
Climate change mitigation; Climate change adaptation; Conflict resolution ;
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