APCC Special Report: Challenges and opportunities in reaching the Paris Agreement “Structural conditions for climate friendly living”

  • Madner, Verena (PI - Project head)
  • Aigner, Ernest (PI - Project head)
  • Wiesner, Heike (Contact person for administrative matters)
  • Neumann, Michaela (Contact person for administrative matters)
  • Krisch, Astrid (Contact person for administrative matters)
  • Lejeune, Charlotte (Contact person for administrative matters)

Project Details


To reach the Paris agreement a deep decarbonisation is needed, calling for an integrated societal transformation that entails all aspect of daily lives in Austria. The Special Report condenses the available knowledge and in collaboration with stakeholders identifies potentials, options and limits to achieve structural conditions that enable, generalize, and sustain climate friendly living within Austria. It strives for a comprehensive, inclusive and integrative assessment with stakeholder involvement and a transparent process in line with IPCC and APCC standards.
Effective start/end date1/09/2031/08/22

Collaborative partners

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business (lead)
  • University of Salzburg (Project partner)
  • Climate Change Centre Austria - AG KlimaSchutzRecht (Project partner)
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Project partner)
  • Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien (Project partner)
  • Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften, Universität Bayreuth (Project partner)
  • University for Continuing Education Krems (Project partner)
  • TU Wien, Institut für Verkehrswissenschaften, Forschungsbereich für Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrstechnik (Project partner)
  • ClimLaw: Graz (Project partner)
  • GABU Heindl Architektur (Project partner)
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • Institut für Berufliche Bildung und Arbeitslehre, Technische Universtität Berlin (Project partner)
  • University of Innsbruck (Project partner)
  • Institute of Geography and Regional Science (Project partner)
  • Institut für Geographie, Universität Innsbruck (Project partner)
  • Institute for Advances Studies (Project partner)
  • Universität Wien, Institut für Internationale Entwicklung (Project partner)
  • Institute of Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning (Project partner)
  • Institute of Landscape Planning (Project partner)
  • Institute of Marketing and Innovation (Project partner)
  • Institute for Sustainable Economic Development (Project partner)
  • Institute of Public Law and Political Science (Project partner)
  • Universität Wien, Institut für Politikwissenschaft (Project partner)
  • Institut für Raumplanung, TU Wien (Project partner)
  • Institute of Social Ecology (Project partner)
  • Institut für Soziologie, JKU Linz (Project partner)
  • Institute of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research (Project partner)
  • Institut für Wohnbauforschung, Universtität Graz (Project partner)
  • KMU Forschung Austria (Project partner)
  • Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (Project partner)
  • Österreichische Forschungsstiftung für Internationale Entwicklung (Project partner)
  • ÖAW - ITA (Project partner)
  • RCE Graz-Styria - Zentrum für nachhaltige Gesellschaftstransformation (Project partner)
  • Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy (Project partner)
  • Department of Sociology, University of Vienna (Project partner)
  • Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change (Project partner)
  • Centre for Global Change and Sustainability (Project partner)
  • University of Michigan (Project partner)

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

  • 502027 Political economy
  • 502046 Economic policy
  • 504029 Environmental sociology
  • 504028 Sociology of technology
  • 505035 Building law
  • 505012 Public law
  • 504003 Poverty and social exclusion
  • 504005 Educational sociology
  • 507016 Regional economy
  • 502022 Sustainable economics
  • 502001 Labour market policy
  • 105904 Environmental research
  • 105204 Climatology
  • 405003 Agricultural policy
  • 509018 Knowledge management
  • 303010 Health economics
  • 509016 Transport economics
  • 502014 Innovation research
  • 201307 Transport economics
  • 505003 European law
  • 504012 Leisure research
  • 506010 Policy analysis
  • 505041 Environmental law
  • 504030 Economic sociology