Transformative Realism for effective climate action

Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Klima- und Energiefonds

Duration Dec. 1, 2021 - Dec. 1, 2023

  • Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)


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Abstract (English)

TRANSREAL aims to explore the potential of “transformative realism”, the need for radical, long term climate action taking into account the pragmatic, short-term needs of citizens by linking environmental and existential needs. Case study research based on co-production of knowledge in two rural Austrian case study regions will co-create visions, pathways, practices and policiesfor transformative climate action. Lessons learnt will be used for multilevel policy making, for knowledge transfer to other rural areas, and for fostering citizen engagement.




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  • 1917 Environmental protection (Details)
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  • 5618 Regional economy (Details)