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Thomas Schinko joined IIASA's Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program as a research scholar in 2014. In addition, he is also a researcher at the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change at the University of Graz and a lecturer at the University of Graz, teaching Interdisciplinary Practical Trainings and Environmental Economics. He studied economics and environmental system sciences at the University of Graz, Austria and Uppsala University, Sweden.
Dr. Schinko's main research interests at IIASA fall into the area of comprehensive climate risk management. He focuses on the socio-economic impacts of climate related risks on developed as well as developing countries, the identification of operationalizable climate risk management strategies, advancing the economic modeling of climate risk management, and on the ethical and politico-economic dimensions of the Loss and Damage discourse. He is also interested in understanding risks and risk perceptions connected with climate change mitigation options, such as barriers for deployment of renewable energy generation and the related socio-economic impacts.
Dr. Schinko's areas of expertise include qualitative and quantitative economic methods (e.g. multiregional Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modeling in GAMS), systems modeling (VENSIM), Multi Criteria Analysis, and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. He has published in major international peer reviewed journals such as Science and Nature Climate Change.
Last update: 07-NOV-2016
Greve P, Kahil T, Mochizuki J, Schinko T, Satoh Y, Burek P, Fischer G, Tramberend S, et al. (2018). Global assessment of water challenges under uncertainty in water scarcity projections. Nature Sustainability 1: 486-494. DOI:10.1038/s41893-018-0134-9.
Mochizuki J, Schinko T, & Hochrainer-Stigler S (2018). Mainstreaming of climate extreme risk into fiscal and budgetary planning: application of stochastic debt and disaster fund analysis in Austria. Regional Environmental Change DOI:10.1007/s10113-018-1300-3. (In Press)
Mochizuki J, Schinko T, Magnuszewski P, Pajak M, Bednar-Friedl B, & Irshaid J (2018). Addressing energy transition gaps in climate and energy model regions of Austria through policy co-design. In: 19. Österreichischer Klimatag, 23 –25 April 2018, Salzburg, Austria.
Schinko T, Babcicky P, Glas N, Kabas T, Kienberger S, Leis L, Lintschnig M, Leitner M, et al. (2018). Responsibility & Risk: Operationalizing comprehensive climate risk layering in Austria among multiple actors (RESPECT). In: 19. Österreichischer Klimatag, 23 –25 April 2018, Salzburg, Austria.
Schinko T, Mochizuki J, & Hochrainer-Stigler S (2018). Mainstreaming of Climate Extreme Risk into Fiscal and Budgetary Planning. In: 19. Österreichischer Klimatag, 23 –25 April 2018, Salzburg, Austria.
Schinko T & Mechler R (2017). Applying Recent Insights From Climate Risk Management to Operationalize the Loss and Damage Mechanism. Ecological Economics 136: 296-298. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.02.008.
Greve P, Kahil T, Schinko T, Mochizuki J, Satoh Y, Burek P, Burtscher R, Langan S, et al. (2017). Global assessment of water policy vulnerability under uncertainty in water scarcity projections. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017, 23–28 April 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Nabernegg S, Bednar-Friedl B, Wagner F, Schinko T, Cofala J, & Clement YM (2017). The Deployment of Low Carbon Technologies in Energy Intensive Industries: A Macroeconomic Analysis for Europe, China and India. Energies 10 (3): p. 360. DOI:10.3390/en10030360.
Schinko T, Bachner G, Schleicher S, & Steinigner KW (2017). Modeling for insights not numbers: The long-term low-carbon transformation. Atmósfera 30 (1): 137-161. DOI:10.20937/ATM.2017.30.02.05.
Mechler R & Schinko T (2017). Climate risk analysis for identifying the policy space for loss and damage. In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Schinko T, Borgomeo E, Dufva M, Figge L, & Schipfer F (2017). Re-shaping Sustainability Science for the 21st Century: Young Scientists’ Perspectives. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-17-001
Mechler R, Bower L, Linnerooth-Bayer J, Schinko T, & Surmiski S (2017). Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Principles and Policy Options. Springer. (Submitted)
Truger B, Bramreiter R, Schinko T, Bednar-Friedl B, Riegler M, & Komendantova N (2016). Scoping study on the history and current context of Climate and Energy Model Regions. LINKS Working Paper 2.1, IIASA, Links, Wegener Center, Klima Energie Fonds
Mechler R & Schinko T (2016). Identifying the policy space for climate loss and damage. Science 354 (6310): 290-292. DOI:10.1126/science.aag2514.
Schinko T & Komendantova N (2016). De-risking investment into concentrated solar power in North Africa: Impacts on the costs of electricity generation. Renewable Energy 92: 262-272. DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2016.02.009.
Mochizuki J, Mechler R, Hochrainer-Stigler S, & Schinko T (2016). Pan-European Assessment of Fiscal Consequence of Climate Extremes. ECONADAPT Deliverable 5.2.
Bramreiter R, Truger B, Schinko T, & Bednar-Friedl B (2016). Identification of economic and energy framework conditions of the Austrian climate and energy model regions. LINKS Working Paper 1.1, IIASA, Links, Wegener Center, Klima Energie Fonds
Steininger KW, Lininger C, Meyer LH, Munoz P, & Schinko T (2016). Multiple carbon accounting to support just and effective climate policies. Nature Climate Change 6 (1): 35-41. DOI:10.1038/nclimate2867.
Schinko T, Mechler R, & Hochrainer-Stigler S (2016). A methodological framework to operationalize Climate Risk Management: Managing sovereign climate-related extreme event risk in Austria. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change: 1-24. DOI:10.1007/s11027-016-9713-0.
Steininger KW & Schinko T (2016). Environmental Policy in an Open Economy: Refocusing Climate Policy to Address International Trade Spillovers. In: Dynamic Approaches to Global Economic Challenges: Festschrift in Honor of Karl Farmer. Eds. Bednar-Friedl, Birgit & Kleinert, Jörn, pp. 171-190 Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-23324-6
Schinko T, Borgomeo E, Dufva M, Figge L, & Schipfer F (2015). Reshaping Global Change Science for the 21st Century: Young Scientists’ Perspectives. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Schinko T (2015). Governance of Risks in Financing Concentrated Solar Power Investments in North Africa. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-15-002
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