Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change

An internationally oriented research center at the University of Graz, the Wegener Center focuses on monitoring, analysis, modeling, and prediction of climate and environmental change, and includes the human dimensions of such changes.

IIASA has worked with the Wegener Center in the following areas:

10 September 2019

Austria has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 with a view on meeting the 1.5°C and 2°C target set out in the Paris Agreement of 2015. This however requires a significant transformation of societies at all levels and in all sectors. More

13 November 2018
Zero Emissions from Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use in the Eisenwurzen and Beyond (ZEAFOLU)

The target of 2°C, and even more so, the ambitious 1.5°C target, which are fundamental climate protection goals of the 2015 Paris agreement, require a massive reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions until 2050 and complete decarbonization by 2100. A transition to a low-carbon society will necessitate a fundamental reorganization of the current societal metabolism, that is, the flow of material and energy associated with socioeconomic activities. Such a transformation calls for a re-evaluation of land use management practices to achieve zero emissions from agriculture, forestry and other land use (ZEAFOLU). More

08 June 2017

CoDesign aims to systematically identify the reasons behind energy transition gaps in Austria, thereby contributing to the revision of public policies in order to increase stakeholder engagement. More

12 May 2017

The overarching aim of RESPECT is to support the operationalization of comprehensive climate risk management in Austria and beyond by broadening the scope of the CRM framework towards a more inclusive involvement of stakeholders at different governance levels. More

22 October 2015
Linking Climate Change Mitigation, Energy Security and Regional Development in Climate and Energy Model regions in Austria (LINKS)

Focusing specifically on Austria's 'model regions', the project aims to provide insights into the implementation of the Austrian government’s previous target to become energy self-sufficient by 2050. More

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