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?

Online Consultation

The project is currently running an online consultation to assess the the relationship between climate change mitigation policies and selected SDG targets. We would ask you to fill in the corresponding survey we have devised and thus support us to choose appropriate SDG indicators to be analysed in the project using macroeconomic model e3.at.


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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