With the Paris Agreement in late 2015 the international community signaled both its commitment to long-term carbon free societies and to adhere to a voluntary, bottom-up climate policy architecture.

Austria was one of the first countries both globally and within the EU to ratify the Paris Agreement, yet it is now evident that the current Austrian 2030 national goals for the non-ETS sectors under the EU effort sharing (as referred to in the #mission2030) amount to less reduction than is implied by Austria´s fair share to achieve the Paris target.

The sector furthest from its target trajectory appears to be the transport sector. QUALITY focuses on passenger transport as it is responsible for almost two third of transport GHG emissions.

Qualitative changes in the socioeconomic system need to be explored for both their potential to bring about substantial GHG emission reduction and policies that foster their realisation along pathways.