|Project name:||COIN-INT - The Costs of Inaction for Austria: Climate change impacts transmitted by international trade|
|Project leader:||Birgit Bednar-Friedl|
|Project team:||Gabriel Bachner (PostDoc), Stefan Borsky (PostDoc), Nina Knittel (PhD student), Douglas Maraun (Assoc. Prof.), Martin Jury (PostDoc)|
|Partners:||Joanneum Research, LIFE; Wegener Center, Research Group ReLoClim; International Advisory Board: Australian National University (Prof. Ian Noble, Australien); Umea University (Dr. Kelly De Bruin, Sweden); Escuela Superior Polytecnica Del Litoral (Prof. Sara A. Wong, Ecuador)|
|Sponsor:||This project is sponsored by the Austrian Climate and Energy Funds in the frame of the "ACRP"-program. (ACRP 8th call)|
|Duration:||May 2017 - Apr. 2019|
International climate change impacts, e.g. crop loss or a transport disruption due to extreme floods, pose a considerable risk to Austria’s economy via international trade channels. The aim of COIN-INT is to estimate these trade triggered climate costs for Austria. Based on international studies on the vulnerability of trade partner countries and a range of climate scenarios, we will estimate current and future vulnerabilities of Austrian supply and demand chains towards climate change. Storylines on potential global supply and demand chain disruptions will be developed jointly with stakeholders and assessed regarding their impact on the Austrian economy. Finally, we analyze measures and policies to reduce these risks.