Registrations are open for the newly established International Vienna Energy and Climate Forum, which will take place for the first time on 2 and 3 November 2023 at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna.

The event, which is jointly organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of Austria, the Austrian Development Agency, and IIASA, will bring together high-level representatives from member states, international organizations, business, and science including youth representatives and more than 1,000 international experts to discuss best practices and present solutions to tackle climate change and achieve a green energy transition.

The sessions will delve into key priorities, showcase projects, and highlight the action-oriented steps required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, helping to forge an inclusive pathway that leaves no one behind as we work to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

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IIASA Involvements

Panel Discussion

2 November, 15:00-15:55, Marmorsaal
Transforming energy systems: The quest for fair, fast and feasible solutions
with Elina Brutschin & Karl Scheifinger

Fireside Chat

2 November, 15:00-16:00, Wintergarden
Fireside chat: The role of young people in clean energy transitions
with Hossein Hassani & Nadejda Komendantova

Panel Discussion

3 November, 09:40 - 10:20, Festsaal
Spotlight on solutions: Energy systems
with Keywan Riahi

Panel Discussion

3 November, 09:45-10:45, Rittersaal
High wellbeing with low energy demand towards modern net-zero cities
with Bas van Ruijven & Alessio Mastrucci

Panel Discussion

3 November, 11:30 - 13:00, Rittersaal
Meteorology development for a sustainable future
with Bas van Ruijven

High-level Closing Session

3 November, 14:50 - 15:30, Festsaal
High-level closing:  The road to 2050 and beyond
with Acting Director General Wolfgang Lutz


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