24 November 2014
Vienna, Austria

IPCC Synthesis Report 2014: Austrian climate science

IIASA researchers will join a lecture and discussion about climate change, hosted by the Climate and Air Quality Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. 

© Nikolpetr | Dreamstime.com - Mountain Landscape. Schladming. Austria Photo

© Nikolpetr | Dreamstime.com - Mountain Landscape. Schladming. Austria Photo

With the publication of the Synthesis Report earlier this month, the publication cycle of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) is now complete. To discuss the implications of the results for Austria, the Climate and Air Quality Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences will host a panel of lectures followed by a discussion with Austrian climate researchers who contributed to the report. 

Presenters reflect the diversity of topics as well as institutions involved in assessing climate-related topics. Georg Kaser (Innsbruck) will speak about physical changes of glaciers and their interactions with atmosphere and the global radiation balance. Intergenerational justice is the driving parameter for the ethical considerations performed by Lukas Meyer (Graz) – in an IPCC context, the question of “justice” needs to stand also the cultural diversity of affected peoples. Finally, Keywan Riahi (IIASA) considers inisghts from AR5 for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. IIASA researcher Wilfried Winiwarter will also speak at the event. He serves as the deputy chair of the OeAW Climate and Air Quality Commission. 

Nineteen IIASA researchers have contributed to the AR5 report, and three served as writing team members on the recently released Synthesis Report.

Event Details
24 November 2014
Time: 14:30
Location: Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Wien

Media information

Georg Kaser, Lukas Meyer, Keywan Riahi, and Marianne Popp will also take part in a press conference on the implications of climate change for Austria. For more information or to register, please contact OeAW Press Officer Franziskus von Kerssenbrock.

Press Conference Details
Date: Tuesday 25. November 2014
Time: 10:00 
 Austrian Academy of Sciences Club room
1010 Wien, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2

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Wilfried Winiwarter

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Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases

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Keywan Riahi

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