Univ. Prof. Dr. Sigrid Stagl
is Full Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy at the WU. She works on ecological macroeconomics and sustainable behaviours. She was awarded the first PhD in Ecological Economics worldwide. From 2003 to 2009 Sigrid Stagl served as Vice-President and until recently as President of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE). She draws on many years of experience in energy research, macroeconomic modelling und expertise in participative methods for decision support. Sigrid has led and/or contributed to several projects funded by UK and Austrian research councils and EU FP projects. At the WU sehis the Head of the Institute for Ecological Economics, Deputy Chair of the Department of Socio-Economics, co-founder and Head of the Institute of Economics of Inequality and Program Director of the MSc Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy.
Dr. Karin Dobernig
is a post-doc researcher at the Institute of Ecological Economics at the WU Vienna. She holds a degree in International Business from the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt (FHWN) and a doctoral degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) in Social and Economic Sciences. Her thesis investigates urban agriculture initiatives in New York City. She was involved in national and international research projects and collaborated with several researchers from Europe and the US. In 2013, she was awarded a research grant from the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research to conduct empirical research on urban agriculture in New York City. She spent 10 months as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) and the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health of New York University in the USA. Since 2008, she has also been a lecturer and researcher at the FHWN where she is currently also conducting a research project that investigates environmental behaviours, attitudes and values of Austrian citizens.
Dipl.Ing. Karin Schanes
holds a degree in Landscape planning and management from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) and is currently a research assistant and PhD student at the Institute of Ecological Economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). Before joining the institute, she worked for several years as a researcher at the Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) where she gained considerable experience as researcher and collaborator of international research projects in the European context. In her last project, she was primarily concerned with identifying promising consumer options to lower their carbon footprint and analysing barriers and obstacles for their diffusion. Her main research areas include sustainable consumption, consumer behaviour and climate policies.
M.Sc. Burcu Gözet
received her degree in sociology at the University of Mannheim (Germany) and spent an exchange semester in Bern (Switzerland). She studied the Master program Socioeconomics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) and the University of Manchester (United Kingdom). Her thesis investigates the composition of Austria´s Material Footprint and its decoupling from economic growth and well-being. Since 2015, she works as a research assistant at the Institute of Ecological Economics at the Vienna University of Economic and Business (WU) where she conducted working papers concerning the rebound-effect, sustainable consumption and Land Footprint. Before joining the institute, she worked as a student assistant at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research concerning socio-demographic characteristics and integration.
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (JOANNEUM RESEARCH) is a business oriented leader of innovation and technology providers. It is linked to a worldwide network and has been providing leading research according to the highest international standard for more than thirty years. As part of JOANNEUM RESEARCH, the LIFE Centre for Climate, Energy and Society addresses the key issues related to climate change. LIFE not only investigates the steps necessary to guide our society towards a low carbon development path in order to slow down climate change, but also deals with the question of how society can better cope with the (remaining) risks of global warming. Hence we focus on three key thematic fields.
1. Weather and climate risk management;
2. Future energy systems & lifestyle; and
3. International climate policy & economics
Members of the “future energy systems & lifestyle” have, as a core competency, the evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from processes and technologies using life cycle assessment (LCA). This know-how is being employed in WP4 of FoodClim.
David Neil Bird, MSc
is a senior scientist with research interests of estimation and modelling of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, forestry and other land-use and adaptation to climate change. From October 2007 to December 2012, Neil Bird was the Task-leader of IEA Bioenergy Task-38. In January 2016, Mr. Bird became a member of the Gold Standard technical advisory committee (TAC) on land use and forestry (LUF). Currently his work focuses on the environmental impacts of Austrian consumption and lifestyles.
Johanna Pucker-Singer, DI (FH) DI
is a scientist at JOANNEUM RESEARCH. Her main research tasks are performing life cycle assessments (LCA). She was involved in several projects dealing with the evaluation of transportations systems, energy systems (e.g. SNG, biogas, solar cooling systems), plus-energy buildings and consumer goods. Currently her work focuses on the environmental assessment of energy storage and geothermal energy.
Dr. Jill Jäger
is an independent scholar in Vienna, Austria currently working on two EU-funded projects: IMPRESSIONS and GREEN-WIN. Originally trained as a climatologist, her interests have broadened over the years to cover many aspects of sustainable development, including how best to link knowledge with action.
She has worked for a range of research institutes, notably the Stockholm Environment Institute, the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. She was Executive Director of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) from 1999 until 2002.
In addition to contributing numerous scientific publications in books and scientific journals, she has participated in a range of research projects (e.g. MATISSE, ULYSSES, EACH-FOR, CLIMSAVE, RESPONDER, InCONTEXT and VISION RD4SD).