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Project name:TRANSrisk - Transitions pathways and risk analysis for climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies
Project leader:Karl Steininger (Teilprojektleitung Uni Graz)
Project team: Gabriel Bachner, Birgit Bednar-Friedl, Jakob Mayer, Andreas Türk, Brigitte Wolkinger
Partners:Science Techn. Policy Research, University of Sussex – SPRU;
Basque Centre for Climate Change - BC3; Cambridge Econometrics – CE; Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands – ECN; Swiss Fed. Institute of Techn. (funded by Swiss Gov’t) - ETH Zurich; Institute for Structural Research – IBS; Joint Implementation Network – JIN; National Technical University of Athens – NTUA; Stockholm Environment Institute – SEI; University of Piraeus Research Centre – UPRC Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - CLAPESUC


EU Horizon 2020
Duration:Sep. 2015 – Aug. 2018

TRANSrisk, aims to understand the costs, level of public acceptance, and the risks, uncertainties and co-effects associated with different mitigation pathways and low-carbon technologies. In order to help policymakers manage uncertainties TRANSrisk will gather data via 15 case studies from the EU and other regions, and employ a variety of different models to explore scenarios and pathways. TRANSrisk will also engage a wide range of stakeholders to help develop credible transition pathways, thus integrating quantitative and qualitative analysis in a unique and innovative way.

The TRANSrisk objectives are to:

  • create an innovative assessment framework for analysing the risks and uncertainties, as well as costs and benefits, of low carbon transition pathways;
  • engage with policy makers to embed consideration of risk and uncertainty at the heart of policy design;
  • establish an assessment framework that brings together quantitative models and qualitative approaches, focusing on participatory consultations with stakeholders as a link between the approaches;
  • design decision support tools to help policymakers better understand uncertainties and risks, therefore supporting robust policy design.

TRANSrisk expected results are:

  • enhanced support for technological, institutional and socio-economic “climate-action” innovation;
  • reduced uncertainties in the assessment of costs, benefits and economic values of mitigation options;
  • support for the EU and global climate policy goals;
  • scientific underpinning for implementation of the EU’s “Roadmap for moving to a low - carbon economy in 2050”


Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.soc.oec.

Karl Steininger

Phone:+43 316 380 - 8441

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