16 November 2018 - 18 November 2018
Vienna, Austria

Local Conference of Youth (LCOY) Austria 2018

A national event for and by young people who are passionate to fight climate change.

© Laurenz Kleinheider on Unsplash

© Laurenz Kleinheider on Unsplash

An LCOY is an event by YOUNGO, the official youth constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It represents a national version of the Conference of Youth (COY), which takes place immediately before the Conference of Parties (COP), the annual UN-Climate Conference. This year, there will be around 19 LCOYs in the whole world.

LCOY Austria 2018 will take place from 16 to 18 November, mainly at TU Wien.

IIASA will be involved in LCOY Austria through Caroline Zimm (TNT) who will give a key note  on climate change in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and through a workshop with Reinhard Mechler and Thomas Schinko (RISK), organized by Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA):

Brace yourself, climate change is here

16 November 2018, 13:00-15:00 

„How much warmer can it be?  1.5°C or 2°C, or warmer?  Does half a grade make much of a difference? And what does that have to do with your future?  In this workshop, you will gain insights into the latest Special Report of the IPCC on limiting global warming to 1.5°C (provided by a co-author of the report) in an easy-to-understand way. You will also learn more from leading climate scientists about what is at stake and what decisions are necessary to achieve the ambitious climate goals. After the factual update, we will set out in search of signposts to main and secondary sites of the "great transformation" and discuss how we can actively shape this process in the coming years.

Hosted by: Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA) 

  • Reinhard Mechler (IIASA)
  • Sybille Chiari (Zentrum für Globalen Wandel und Nachhaltigkeit, BOKU)
  • Stefan Kienberger (ZGIS, Salzburg, Interfakultärer Fachbereich für Geoinformatik)
  • Thomas Schinko (IIASA)

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Reinhard Mechler

Research Group Leader

Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group|Advancing Systems Analysis Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 313

Thomas Schinko

Acting Research Group Leader

Equity and Justice Research Group|Population and Just Societies Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 467

Caroline Zimm

Research Scholar

Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group|Equity and Justice Research Group|Energy


and Environment Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 274

LCOY 2018 Austria Program

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313