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SCHANES Karin, Dipl.-Ing., Ph.D.


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Welt­han­dels­platz 1/D5/level 3
1020 Vienna, Austria

Research Interest

  • Sustainable Consumption

  • Climate Policy

  • Food Consumption

  • Food Waste

  • Social practice theory


Current Projects

FoodClim - Reducing the contribution of food waste to Austria's GHG emissions (funded by Austrian Climate Research Program ACRP).

Past Projects
  • GREEN-WIN - Green growth and win-win strategies for sustainable climate action (funded by European Horizon 2020 Programme)

  • CARBON CAP Carbon emission mitigation by Consumption-based Accounting and Policy (funded by European Seventh Framework Programme)

  • POLFREE Policy options for a Resource efficient European Economy (funded by European Seventh Framework Programme)

  • RESPONDER Linking Sustainable Consumption and Production and Growth Debates (funded by European Seventh Frame-work Programme)

Recent Publications

  • Moran, D., Wood, R., Hertwich, E., Mattson, K., Rodriguez, J.F.D., Schanes, K., Barrett, J., 2018. Quantifying the potential for consumer-oriented policy to reduce European and foreign carbon emissions. Climate Policy, 1-11.

  • Schanes, K., Stagl, S., 2019. Food waste fighters: What motivates people to engage in food sharing? Journal of Cleaner Production 211, 1491-1501.

  • Schanes, K., Jäger, J., Drummond, P., 2018. Three Scenario Narratives for a Resource-Efficient and Low-Carbon Europe in 2050. Ecological Economics.

  • Schanes, K., Dobernig, K., Gözet, B., 2018. Food waste matters - A systematic review of household food waste practices and their policy implications. Journal of Cleaner Production 182, 978-991.

  • Schanes, K., Giljum, S., Hertwich, E., 2016. Low carbon lifestyles: A framework to structure consumption strategies and options to reduce carbon footprints. Journal of Cleaner Production 139, 1033-1043

  • Schanes, K., Dobernig, K., Gözet, B. (2016). CLIMATE CHANGE & CONSUMPTION – AN INSEPARABLE COUPLE? Kurswechsel

  • Schanes, K., Giljum, S., Hinterberger, F., Wieland H., van der Voet, E., 2015. List of life-cycle micro-level options for consumption based climate mitigation. Working Paper

  • Kammerlander, M., Schanes, K., Hartwig, F., Jäger, J., Omann, I., O’Keeffe, M., 2015. A resource-efficient and suffi-cient future mobility system for improved well-being in Europe. European Journal of Futures Research 3, 1-11

  • O’Brien, M., Hartwig, F., Schanes, K., Kammerlander, M., Omann, I., Wilts, H., Bleischwitz, R., Jäger, J., 2014. Living within the safe operating space: a vision for a resource efficient Europe. European Journal of Futures Research 2, 1-11

  • Kammerlander, M., Buschmann, D., Mock, M., Omann, I., Schanes, K., Jäger, J., 2013. Visions and Pathways Towards sustainable Development. IPW Working Paper

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