|Project name:||coDesign - Addressing Energy Transition Gaps in Climate and Energy Model Regions|
|Project leader:||Birgit Bednar-Friedl|
|Project team:||Alexander Marbler, Hannah Hennighausen, Vincent Hess|
|Partners:||International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) (Projektleitung gesamt), Centre for Systems Solutions (CRS)|
|Sponsor:||Klima- und Energiefonds (ACRP, 9th call)|
|Duration:||Jun. 2017- May 2019|
The overarching motivation of this study is the need to understand and bridge the policy implementation gap on energy transition in Austria’s Climate Energy Model regions. While public opinion polls show overwhelming support for climate change actions in Austria, Austria’s innovative CEM program, and its commitment to policy programs (e.g., information campaigns) and instruments (e.g., subsidies and tax breaks) are not sufficiently motivating households, enterprises and other stakeholders to act towards collective climate change goals. This study analyzes this policy implementation gap on energy transition from the following three angles—underlying contextual factors, strategic considerations, and user-experience and design considerations—evaluating and co-designing transformational policy options for Austria’s energy transition.