Open source model for analysing Austria’s transition to a low carbon society by 2050 – A research plan (ClimTrans 2050)

The project aims at developing the framework and a research plan for the open source modelling approach by moving beyond the boundaries of current modelling practices. Instead of focusing on conventional economic indicators, these extensions will focus on functionalities for wellbeing, the interactions of stocks and flows, and the consequences for emissions. The modelling will be carried out in a dynamic setting that distinguishes between the impacts of transition measures in the investment phase and those in the operating phase. Within this common framework, operational prototype modules of the open source model for Austria will be developed. Emission paths for Austria will be embedded into those that meet the 2°C temperature target in the global context.