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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-03-01 - 2024-02-29

The main purpose of this platform is the strategic coordination of the Austrian contributions to the Joint Programming Initiative “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe” (JPI Climate), which represents an important interface between national and international climate change research in the European Research Area (ERA). Furthermore, the platform offers various services for the Austrian climate change research community, and in particular to members of the Climate Change Center Austria (CCCA). Currently, the CCCA consists of 28 Research Performing Institutions; thus, the platform is in the position to service a large number of Institutions.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2020-12-16 - 2021-04-15

Overall objective of the project RESILIENCE: To present short- and medium-term measures to strengthen agricultural production and its processing and marketing in light of the lessons learnt from the Corona crisis. Work packages BOKU: AP BOKU_LW Long-term perspective: Development of long-term scenarios for Austrian agriculture taking into account the existing Eur-Agri-SSPs scenarios for Europe with a special focus on the following research questions: (a) What are the long-term opportunities and risks for regional value chains and Austria's alpine agriculture? b) What is the role of the agricultural structure and which factors will determine the structural change of alpine agriculture in the next decades? c) Which measures can agricultural policy take to support a sustainable transformation and competitiveness of alpine agriculture? AP BOKU Market Power: In this work package, supported by contemporary industrial economic concepts and with the tailwind of the instruments currently being implemented to strengthen the market position of small producers on the part of the EU Commission, the aim is to survey the views of the individual sectors in order to develop tailored proposals that contribute to fair conditions between market participants. AP ZGW-UBA-ÖSF Carbon footprint case study Development of scenarios and life cycle analysis for greenhouse gas emissions of different beef production technologies, taking into account the effect of import substitution in case of reduction of Austrian production. Political recommendations for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in beef production will be derived.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2020-11-01 - 2022-10-31

To solve the climate crisis, a fundamental decarbonisation of our society is indispensable. This requires a comprehensive mix of climate policy measures, most importantly the pricing of carbon emissions. As carbon taxes lead to manifold indirect effects and uncertainties, FARECarbon employs a stakeholder-assisted multi model comparison of carbon taxation in Austria. In a nutshell, in FARECarbon concerted policy scenarios will be simulated with three different macroeconomic models, which are rooted in different economic theories. These simulations will provide a sound basis for policymaking by illustrating the range of expected effects and related uncertainties, a so called “options space.” The close collaboration with stakeholders throughout the project will on the one hand result in the definition of concerted policy scenarios and on the other hand ensure the integration of stakeholders' perspectives in the development of a proposal for carbon taxation in Austria. This process substantially enhances the policy-relevance of the outcomes.  

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