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Christoph Badelt, Sigrid Stagl
in: Ö1Science Arena – Kontroversen der Wissenschaft
Vortrag, Wien, 10.12.2019
in: Good Practice Workshop "Exploring case-studies on the evaluation of RDP achievements and impacts"
Vortrag, Sevilla, 12.12.2019
Organised by: The European Evaluation Helpdesk for Rural Development
Hermine Mitter, Anja Kristina Techen, Franz Sinabell, Katharina Helming, Kasper Kok, Jörg A. Priess, Erwin Schmid, Benjamin Leon Bodirsky, Ian Holman, Heikki Lehtonen, Adrian Leip, Chantal Le Mouël, Erik Mathijs, Bano Mehdi, Melania Michetti, Klaus Mittenzwei, Olivier Mora, Lillian Øygarden, Pytrik Reidsma, Rüdiger Schaldach, Martin Schönhart
Journal of Environmental Management, 2019, (252),
ISSN 0301-4797
Moving towards a more sustainable future requires concerted actions, particularly in the context of global climate change. Integrated assessments of agricultural systems (IAAS) are considered valuable tools to provide sound information for policy and decision-making. IAAS use storylines to define socio-economic and environmental framework assumptions. While a set of qualitative global storylines, known as the Shared Socio-economic Pathways (SSPs), is available to inform integrated assessments at large scales, their spatial resolution and scope is insufficient for regional studies in agriculture. We present a protocol to operationalise the development of Shared Socio-economic Pathways for European agriculture – Eur-Agri-SSPs – to support IAAS. The proposed design of the storyline development process is based on six quality criteria: plausibility, vertical and horizontal consistency, salience, legitimacy, richness and creativity. Trade-offs between these criteria may occur. The process is science-driven and iterative to enhance plausibility and horizontal consistency. A nested approach is suggested to link storylines across scales while maintaining vertical consistency. Plausibility, legitimacy, salience, richness and creativity shall be stimulated in a participatory and interdisciplinary storyline development process. The quality criteria and process design requirements are combined in the protocol to increase conceptual and methodological transparency. The protocol specifies nine working steps. For each step, suitable methods are proposed and the intended level and format of stakeholder engagement are discussed. A key methodological challenge is to link global SSPs with regional perspectives provided by the stakeholders, while maintaining vertical consistency and stakeholder buy-in. We conclude that the protocol facilitates systematic development and evaluation of storylines, which can be transferred to other regions, sectors and scales and supports inter-comparisons of IAAS.
in: Landnutzung und Klimawandel. Herausforderung Treibhausgasneutralität
Vortrag, Wien, 26.11.2019
Organised by: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Kommission für interdisziplinäre ökologische Studien
Organised by: Agrarmarkt Austria
Vortrag, Murten, 4.-6.11.2019
Organised by: Berner Fachhochschule
in: ExtremA-Abschlussworkshop
Vortrag, Wien, 14.11.2019
Organised by: University of Vienna
Silvia Scherhaufer, Anna Happenhofer, Ina Meyer, Florian Part, Mark Sommer, Peter Beigl
in: Sardinia 2019 – 17th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium. Proceedings
Book chapters, contributions to collected volumes, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, November 2019
The decarbonisation of the energy and mobility sector is in progress, making products such as photovoltaic and wind power plants but also electric vehicles relevant in terms of amounts installed or registered in Austria. These three product groups contain mass relevant components such as metals, glass or plastics but also valuable materials in low quantities which require adequate recycling in terms of resource efficiency and prevention of pollution with harmful substances. This conference paper presents a baseline assessment of main product types and their material composition used in Austria and the current status of recycling.
in: Ecosocial Forum Austria & Europe, Workshop: Bioeconomy – Motor for Sustainable Development in Rural Areas? Challenges, Preconditions and Policy Options
Vortrag, Vienna, 22.10.2019