VCM-AT – Strengthening voluntary climate initiatives in Austria

The main objective of this project was to assess options for an increased implementation of the voluntary carbon market (VCM) in Austria as a complementary instrument for stimulating voluntary actions to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions.


Klima- und Energiefonds




Joanneum Research (Projektleitung)

Based on international experiences and empirical research of actors’ preferences and expectations in Austria, the project aimed to develop strategies to overcome barriers to a stronger Austrian VCM. The analysis investigated VCM designs that enhance the appeal to companies and citizens that are willing to invest in compensating their emissions while reducing potential adverse effects of VCMs.