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Co-ordination of current projects: Ina Meyer (5 hits)

Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape – University of Innsbruck – University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
Commissioned by: Klima- und Energiefonds
The Special Report will systematically assess the state of knowledge related to the multifaceted and highly integrated topics of land use, land management and climate change. An open process that facilitates and builds upon contributions by the full community of Austrian researchers and experts active in the field of land-system research is pursued. The Special Report follows the quality criteria and standards of the Austrian Panel on Climate Change with respect to comprehensiveness, interdisciplinarity, and review quality.
Current research studies (work in progress)
Supported by: Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Medizinische Universität Wien
The multifunctional concept of green infrastructure is important for integrative urban development approaches in smart cities. The establishment of an urban green infrastructure can increase public health in a cost-efficient way by enhancing ecological quality. The criteria of the functionality of green infrastructure yet differs depending on social group and type of stakeholder but this has hardly been investigated to date. The project analyses how collective imaginations of green infrastructure are socially specific and assesses their ecosystem services including health impacts. In doing this, the project pursues three goals: (1) to acknowledge social differences in the imagination of urban futures, (2) to develop a holistic understanding of green infrastructure in urban planning, (3) to contribute to desirable, sustainable urban futures in the sense of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by developing inclusive green infrastructure scenarios using innovative participatory methods. A case study Vienna will be conducted. The project is managed by the Regional Centre of Expertise Graz-Styria (University of Graz) and carried out in cooperation with the Center for Public Health (Medical University of Vienna).
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
Commissioned by: Klima- und Energiefonds
To achieve climate neutrality in Austria the circular economy is of key importance, but synergies and trade-offs between decarbonisation and circular economy are poorly understood. CEDC implements scenarios into two linked models. The biophysical CE model traces all material flows from inputs to outputs. The macroeconomic model also incorporates rebound-effects. Thus, scenarios on recycling, life times, sharing, reuse and repair, infrastructure, etc. can be prudently assessed in terms of emissions, waste, resources, employment and value-added to reveal rewarding strategies.
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape – Federal Environment Agency Ltd – University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna – Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety – Höhere Bundeslehr- und Forschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft Raumberg-Gumpenstein
Commissioned by: Klima- und Energiefonds
CASAS evaluates the potentials and limits of the 4 per mille initiative, published at COP 21. The initiative aims at adopting land and soil management strategies that increase the SOC pool by 0.4 percent annually thereby mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. CASAS checks the credibility by re-evaluation of well documented experiments on all types of managed soils, of monitoring sites and by a literature review. We will develop a 4 per mille scenario in economic terms. Outcomes are a qualification of soil management strategies under consideration of the environment-economy nexus and the sustainable development goals.
Project lead: Ina Meyer
Project team member: Mark Sommer
Volkswirtschaftliche, umweltrelevante und gesamtgesellschaftliche Effekte der österreichischen kommunalen und privaten Abfall- und Ressourcenwirtschaft (Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Austrian Municipal and Private Waste and Rescource Management)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Consortium of Austrian Waste Management Associations
Als Teil der Daseinsvorsorge kommt der Abfall- und Ressourcenwirtschaft gesamtgesellschaftlich eine bedeutende Aufgabe zu. Entsorgung, Wiederverwendung, Abfalltrennung und Recycling schaffen lokale Arbeitsplätze und Wertschöpfung und tragen zu hoher Qualität und Quantität in der Verwertung von Siedlungs- und Gewerbeabfällen bei. Durch europarechtliche Vorgaben (z. B. Kreislaufwirtschaftspaket) und globale ökologische Herausforderungen (u. a. Klimawandel, Ressourceneffizienz) kommt der Abfall- und Ressourcenwirtschaft eine wachsende Bedeutung zu. Ziel der Studie ist eine umfassende volkswirtschaftliche Analyse der aktuellen Abfall- und Ressourcenwirtschaft anhand des makroökonomischen Modells "WIFO.DYNK", das monetäre und physische Daten verknüpft. Die Umweltrelevanz sowie soziale Aspekte der Abfall- und Ressourcenwirtschaft werden herausgearbeitet.