About the Project

How can we limit climate change to 1.5 ° Celcius and what would that mean with regards to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – in Austria as well as globally?

Carbon Countdown

The German think tank MCC's Carbon Clock shows how much CO2 can be released into the atmosphere to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C and 2°C, respectively. With just a few clicks, you can compare the estimates for both temperature targets and see how much time is left in each scenario.


Energy transition, resource transition and nutrition transition go hand in hand

For about 30 years Friedrich “Bio” Schmidt-Bleek has been calling for a reduction of the resource consumption that has been a feature of our industrial economy by a factor of 10, i.e. by 90% to one tenth. In addition to specific energy policy measures, meeting the 1.5 degree target also requires an increase in resource […]

First Results

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the climate science body of the United Nations, published a report in autumn 2018, just before the climate change conference in Katowice. It indicates that in order to limit global warming to 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels, humanity may only emit up to an additional 6-700 Gigatonnes (Gt) […]

Final Report of the High-Level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative

The report, commissioned by the EU Commission, was prepared by a consortium of high-ranking international scientists and addresses the questions of which research and development strategies need to be implemented to promote and accelerate climate change mitigation measures in line with the Paris Agreement and at the same time increase the EU’s competitiveness. The report […]

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