25 February 2019 - 01 March 2019
Vienna, Austria

Promoting technology development for tackling climate change

UNIDO and ICEF exhibiting TOP 10 innovations at Vienna International Centre

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Since 2014, every year the Government of Japan has hosted the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF), gathering international leading figures tackling climate change through technological innovation in Tokyo, Japan. Initiated by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, ICEF brings the world’s best minds together to solve the 21st century’s greatest environmental challenges.

ICEF’s mission is to nurture discussion and collaboration among participants and to disseminate innovations in energy and environmental technology to participants and beyond.

A distinguished steering committee from around the world ensures that the program addresses drivers of change based on a sound evidence basis.

Participants are invited from the private sector, academia and policy to challenge and inform each other with their expertise and listen to distinguished speakers discuss the latest developments in social and technological innovation.

The conference is a great opportunity to meet committed and diverse range of high-level participants and the place to learn about the latest technological innovation from Japan and around the world.

"Top 10 Innovations" is an event to select the most notable among recent innovative developments in energy and climate change mitigation. By examining the field "Top 10 Innovations" will provide the latest snapshot of technology development and diffusion with the potential to transform society in the fields of energy and environment. The event helps us to understand the state and trends of innovations in each respective area, and helps find areas where further efforts are needed in the future.

Upon the invitation of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the panels of last years Top 10 ICEF innovations as identified by ICEF will be shown in the exhibition hall of the Vienna International Centre, where 3,500 people from around the world including energy specialists, NGOs and UN officials pass per day.

IIASA Acting Deputy Director General/CEO Nebojsa Nakicenovic will make a speech at the opening event on Feburary 25, 2019. The exhibit will be on display until March 1, 2019.


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Nebojsa Nakicenovic

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