TransFair-AT: Dissemination Workshop

Discussion of the Effects of a Decarbonisation of Residential Buildings and Passenger Transport with Key Stakeholders
On 20 June 2024, a dissemination workshop was held at WIFO as part of the TransFair-AT project. The project results were discussed with Austrian stakeholders.

In the first part of the workshop, the project team presented simulation results on the effects of decarbonising the sectors residential buildings and mobility in Austria by 2040. The macroeconomic and distributional effects of the different scenarios were discussed, and detailed results for the sectors residential building and mobility were presented. In the second part of the workshop, the participants discussed which groups of people would face particular burdens in the transformation and tried to identify possible solutions to mitigate these burdens.

In the project "TransFair-AT", the partners WIFO, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute of Transport Studies (BOKU-IVe), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Centre for Global Change and Sustainability (BOKU-gWN), Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Power Systems and Energy Economics – Energy Economics Group (EEG) and e-think energy research (e-think) analyse socially acceptable pathways for emission reductions in the sectors residential buildings and passenger transport. By linking the macroeconomic model DYNK with the vehicle choice model SERAPIS, the transport demand model MARS and the building stock model "Invert-EE/Lab", in TransFair-AT policy scenarios achieving a full decarbonisation of housing and mobility in Austria by 2040 are analysed. In addition, targeted compensation mechanisms are developed to mitigate the burden of these climate policies for particularly vulnerable groups, while ensuring that these compensation mechanisms are consistent with full decarbonisation.

TransFair-AT is funded by the Climate and Energy Fund and carried out within the ACRP programme.