|Project name:||Re-ADJUST - Adjusting efforts in the global greenhouse: Responding to trade, technology and responsibility challenges of European energy and climate policies|
|Project leader:||Birgit Bednar-Friedl (Project Co-ordinator: Oliver Sass, University of Graz, Institute of Geography)|
|Project team:||Birgit Bednar-Friedl (Senior PostDoc: project lead and project management), Thomas Schinko (PhD-Student: macroeconomic and carbon assessment of climate policy scenarios)|
|Partners:||Carnegie-Mellon University, Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making, Pittsburgh, USA, Iris Grossmann|
Department of Philosophy (University of Graz ), Lukas Meyer
IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Fabian Wagner
|Duration:||Apr. 2013 - Mar. 2015|
The achievement of European energy and climate targets is increasingly challenged by international trade of energy and energy intensive goods that impact the effectiveness of domestic GHG mitigation. Increasing flexibility regarding the location of renewable electricity generation and its trade opens up new opportunities for decarbonising the economy, but adds to the complexity in designing effective and fair climate and energy policy. This project aims to address these challenges by carrying out a comprehensive model-based analysis of technological options, with a focus on solar power, as well as of economic impacts, and normative considerations.