Mission & vision statement
What we stand for
Our vision is a climate-neutral Austria in a climate-friendly world. With scientific expertise and great passion, we work on making climate neutrality tangible and a reality for our customers and partners.
We provide companies, institutions, and civil society with independent expert information, advice, and tried-and-tested tools to successfully facilitate climate protection. In this way, we help to set the course towards a sustainable society in Austria and abroad.
The following employees of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna are currently active with the GradWanderer. From long-time professionals to dedicated students, the range of employees is highly diverse! Together we share the joy in our work and our ambition for climate neutrality.
Our team culture is characterised by active participation and respect within a flat hierarchies with a self-determined approach. Collaboration at eye level is essential for us; hence we also embody this in our dealings with our customers.
15 years of experience in the CO2-market and CO2-accounting as well as head of the BOKU CO2compensation system since the beginning.
Mag. Dominik Schmitz
Several years of experience in climate project design and management at the international level (Green Climate Fund & United Nations), with a focus on greenhouse gas accounting, low-carbon and carbon-neutral projects, and policy.
Lucas Amorelli R. Kornexl, M.A.
26 years of research experience in organic agriculture, CO2-accounting, sustainable nutrition, sustainable development.
Dr. Thomas Lindenthal
Several years of experience in CO2-accounting and calculating emissions. Expertise in consulting projects, project management, and municipal climate measures.
DI Sascha Mohnke
Working Group "Climate Neutrality" (Co-lead) and project leader at the Center for Global Change and Sustainability (BOKU). Several years of experience with emissions accounting and sustainability strategies in an international context.
Mag. Martina Haindl
Trainee within the framework of the Voluntary Environmental Year by JUMP.
Student of environmental and bioresource management with focus on climate change and a student assistant. Preparation of BOKU's CO2 balance and support developing the university's climate neutrality strategy.
Student of Economics and Social Sciences, Country Lead Climate Launchpad 2020 Austria at students' innovation centre [sic!].
BSc. Paul Dragaschnig
Several years of work in the field of environment and sustainability on local, national and international level. Project and campaign experience in the fields of climate protection, circular economy, participation and EU trade policy. Photo: (c) Mitja Kobal
Joachim Thaler, MA
WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE
Raising climate awareness
Co-development of standards, guidelines, certification, and norms on climate neutrality, to inform customers, partners, and the (expert) public to the topic
Enabling climate neutrality
Developing know-how and tools for achieving climate neutrality and disseminate knowledge on to our customers through consultation
Supporting climate mitigation and offsetting projects
Developing climate mitigation projects in countries in the Global South in compliance with the highest social, ecological, and ethical standards, while financing them through compensation payments