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APCC SR22: Structural conditions for climate friendly living - Stakeholder Process

Project Leader
Görg Christoph, Project Leader
Duration:
01.09.2020-31.08.2022
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, Brandhofgasse 5, 8010 Graz, Austria.
Contact person: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl Steininger;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Verena Madner;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Staff
Muhar Andreas, Project Staff
Haas Willi, Project Staff
Görg Christoph, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning
Institute of Social Ecology (SEC)
Funded by
Klima- und Energiefonds, Gumpendorferstraße 5/22 , 1060 Wien, Austria
Abstract
In order to support the practical implementation of a transition to a climate-friendly society, we plan an extended participation process to complement the ACRP Special Report 22 "Challenges and opportunities in reaching the Paris Agreement". While this Special Report itself - like all assessment processes - aims at compiling the state of scientific knowledge and evaluating it for robust statements to inform decision-makers and further research needs, the participation process proposed here goes beyond this and addresses the conditions for implementing the scientific findings in Austria. Building on the well-established methods of transdisciplinary research, a comprehensive participation process is envisaged in which, in addition to scientific knowledge, practical knowledge from politics, administration, business and civil society is also integrated. This is intended to take into account the experiences of the practical actors, to make a realistic assessment of the need for change and, at the same time, to develop new innovative ideas. The aim is to bring different forms of (scientific and non-scientific) expertise into an iterative exchange process in a transparent procedure, in which the scientific knowledge is checked for its feasibility, comprehensibility and completeness against the background of practical implementation problems, supplemented if necessary and alternative transformation paths for the transition to a climate-friendly society in Austria are jointly developed.
Keywords
Climate change; Environmental research; Human ecology; Sustainable agriculture; Sustainable economics; Environmental economics; Environmental sociology; Cultural landscape research; Environmental policy;
Climate change;
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