SDG 1

 
 

Goal 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Targets of relevance for Austria in the context of meetPASS:
1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions

Integrating climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning (SDG 13.2) could affect the achievment of SDG 1.
Possible relationships between these two SDGs are given below.
Please read each suggested relationship/claim/hypothesis and indicate your assessment of them.

You can add further comments at the end.

Taxing fossil fuels (without compensation measures or redistribution of tax revenues) may increase poverty by reducing access to employment and other services for those who cannot afford individual transport.
How would you assess this relationship/claim/hypothesis?

Taxing fossil fuels (without compensation measures or redistribution of tax revenues) may increase poverty by augmenting expenditures for heating, electricity, and mobility.

Climate change measures focusing on more local provisioning of food and materials can have local impacts on the local economy and employment and thus affect poverty.

Measures focusing on the retrofitting of homes can reduce energy costs for poor families

A carbon tax may affect energy poverty in Austria.

A carbon tax will displace energy-intensive production; low wage-workers will be impacted through a further shift to a service economy

The expansion of public transportation in Austria enables progress in poverty alleviation, as more people will have access to affordable transportation allowing for increased employment for marginalised communities.

Support of local renewable energy sources through subsidies can bypass the price increases of a carbon tax.

Personal carbon allowances (tradable permits) have positive distributional effects, since low income households use less energy than average income households.

The removal of environmentally harmful subsidies will affect low income households more than average income households.