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Regional Challenges in Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Styria and Kassel

The aim of this project is to further develop and optimize the methodology of the OIR project “Regional Challenges in the Perspective of 2020” (commissioned by DG Regio) by a detailed investigation of vulnerabilities in four selected provinces (Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Styria, Kassel / Germany). A special focus is on the challenges of “climate change” and “energy”. This will increase the robustness and reliability of the results of the EU study and increase the degree of detail. The aim of the vulnerability analysis is to prepare information on exposure, sensitivity and adaptability of the regions for stakeholders at regional and national level. Climate and energy policies, as well as adaptation and reduction measures are particularly considered.

The project includes an extensive stakeholder process that involves provincial authorities and other regional key stakeholders.

Project team: Bernd Schuh, Sebastian Beiglböck, Tobias Panwinkler

Partners: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Centre for global change and sustainability; Austrian Society for Environment and Technology (OGUT); University of Graz, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change; University of Kassel

Financed by: Austrian Climate and Energy Fund

Period of performance: 2010-2013

Download: Project description


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