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12: Yellow Vests and Energy Poverty: Questions of Distribution in Climate and Energy Policy

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Congress Centrum Alpbach
Breakout / Working Group
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High taxes on diesel and growing inequality were the explosive mix which fuelled the ‘yellow vest’ protests. This example shows that climate protection only functions if its social impact is also taken into account. How can the costs of climate-friendly policy be distributed fairly?

Head, Institute for Ecological Economics, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna Introduction
Member of Parliament, NEOS - The New Austria and Liberal Forum, Vienna
Chairman, SJÖ - Socialist Youth Austria, Vienna
Head, Section IV - Climate, Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna
Strategy and Coordination, Fridays For Future; President, Initiative Group Alpbach, Vienna
Editor, Economy Column, Profil, Vienna Chair

Dr. Sigrid STAGL

Head, Institute for Ecological Economics, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

1996-1997 Lecturer, Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration, Department of Economics, Vienna
1997 Teaching Assistant, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Department of Economics,
2001-2001 Research Assistant, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Department of Economics
2001 Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy
2001-2005 Consultant, Austrian Ministry of Environmental Affairs
2004 Lecturer, University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment,
2007-2009 Visiting Researcher, Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland
2005-2009 Visiting Professor, University of Vienna, Department of Anthropology,
since 2011 Senior Fellow, University of Sussex, SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research)
since 2008 Advisor of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research
since 2014 Full Professor in Environmental Economics and Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
since 2014 Reporter of the FWF - Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
since 2014 Deputy Department Chair Department Socioeconomics
2015-2019 Head of the Institute for Ecological Economics
since 2019 Deputy Head, Research Institute Economics of Inequality, Head of the Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility

Michael BERNHARD

Member of Parliament, NEOS - The New Austria and Liberal Forum, Vienna

Julia HERR

Chairman, SJÖ - Socialist Youth Austria, Vienna

2016-2018 Vorsitzende der Bundesjugendvertretung
seit 2019 Stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Sozialdemokratischen Partei Österreichs

Mag. Dr. Jürgen SCHNEIDER

Head, Section IV - Climate, Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

1990-1994 Doktoratsstudium in Biochemie, Universität Wien
1994 Universitätsassistent, Universität Wien
1994-2002 Abteilung für Lufthygiene, Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Wien
2002-2004 Projektmanager, WHO - Weltgesundheitsorganisation, Bonn
2004-2007 Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Wien
2007-2014 Leitung, Bereich Wirtschaft und Wirkung, Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Wien
2011-2018 Prokurist und Mitglied, Leitungsgremium, Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Wien
seit 2018 Leiter, Sektion Klima, Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus, Wien

Johannes STANGL

Strategy and Coordination, Fridays For Future; President, Initiative Group Alpbach, Vienna

 Please according to our format:
 Year dates ascending(from-till) Position, Organisation, City
2018, Teaching Assistant, University of Vienna
2018, Junior Data Scientist, twingz - the intelligence of things, Vienna
since 2018, Studies in Computational Science
since 2019, Co-Initiator and Spokesperson, Fridays For Future Vienna

Joseph GEPP

Editor, Economy Column, Profil, Vienna

2007-2010 Editor, Falter Magazine, City Life Section, Vienna
2010-2015 Editor, Falter Magazine, Politics Section, Vienna
since 2015 Editor, Profil Newspaper, Economy Column, Vienna

Economic Symposium

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27.08.2019

14:00 - 14:40OpeningPlenary
14:45 - 15:45The New World Trade (Dis)orderPlenary
16:00 - 16:30Europe’s Dream of a Leading Role in the WorldPlenary
16:45 - 17:15Revisiting Friedrich August von Hayek – A ControversyPlenary
17:30 - 18:15Capitalism and Democracy – A Power Struggle?Plenary

28.08.2019

08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Data and the Future of WorkPlenary
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Sustained MobilityPlenary
08:30 - 09:15On the Agenda: Responsible BusinessesPlenary
09:30 - 10:30Managing Insecurity or Managing in Security?Plenary
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Company Future Under Scrutiny? Scenarios from Limitation to LiberationBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: How Data Determines the Fortunes of States, Corporations and IndividualsBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: What Can and Should AI Do? What Kind of Regulation Does Innovation Need?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Freedom of Choice vs. Regulation When Switching to Alternative DrivesBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to Avoid the Commodity Trap?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: The Liberty of Offensive PlayBreakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: ‘Ecosystems’ of Digital Champions: How Can Other Businesses Keep Up?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Ready for the Future – Which Skills Do We Need?Breakout
11:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: We and The Digital World – Society and Business in TransitionBreakout
12:30 - 14:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Free Trade – of Course!? Can Free Trade Enjoy Sustainable Success?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: How Vulnerable Is Our Economy?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Yellow Vests and Energy Poverty: Questions of Distribution in Climate and Energy PolicyBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Open Talent Economy – Seeking New Approaches in an Uncertain World of WorkBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Safe Nutrition – between individual self-realization and societal goalsBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: The Erosion of Trust Undermines Economic Behavior. How to Restore it?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Digital Identity: Brave New World?Breakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: The Spy You Love in Your PocketBreakout
14:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: How to Cope with Complexity: A Playful Session with Eigenland®Breakout
16:15 - 17:30Unleashing Europe’s Digital PotentialPlenary
18:30 - 20:30Viennese Wednesday Society of Trade – Edition Alpbach: Consumer Protection in Between Climate Crisis and DigitizationPartner
22:00 - 23:55Magenta NightSocial

29.08.2019

08:00 - 09:0019th Alpbach Europe Breakfast: Europe on the MovePartner
09:15 - 10:00On the Agenda: The Impact of the Financial IndustryPlenary
09:15 - 10:00On the Agenda: Powering the Energy TransitionPlenary
09:15 - 10:00On the Agenda: Connected IndustriesPlenary
10:15 - 10:45How to Navigate Global TransformationsPlenary
11:00 - 12:30The ‘How To’ in Building Future-Ready BusinessesPlenary