Co-creating policies on societal transformations as a factor of resilience of modern society

Komendantova, N. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2568-6179, Neumueller, S., & Nkoana, E.M. (2022). Co-creating policies on societal transformations as a factor of resilience of modern society. In: Energy Transition in the Baltic Sea Region. Eds. Karimi, F. & Rodi, M., pp. 248-266 London: Routledge. ISBN 9781032003092 10.4324/9781032003092-17.

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Abstract

The goals of climate change mitigation or energy security policies might lead to societal transformations due to large-scale deployment of new technologies or changes in relations about generation, distribution and transmission of electricity. The goals are frequently developed at the national governance levels; however, their implementation takes place at the local governance level. The process of energy transition gives crucial importance to the participation of local communities and their positive attitudes. Such a process should include measures for active engagement of inhabitants and local government while providing a chance to participate in decision-making processes that affect the lives of these people. Currently, participatory governance of energy transition takes place mainly within the discussion about details of the projects and criteria for selection of possible alternatives. It does not include discussion about the need for energy transition or preferences for technologies for decarbonization of the electricity sector. This study investigated social factors linked to the transition of the Austrian energy sector towards a higher share of renewable energy sources. The empirical data show factors which influence the level of awareness about climate change mitigation and energy transition as well as differences in patterns of support for renewable energy sources from various social groups.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA)
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) > Cooperation and Transformative Governance (CAT)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 04 May 2022 12:03
Last Modified: 04 May 2022 12:03
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/17984

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