Effective and ethically justifiable strategies for reducing emissions can only be developed in interdisciplinary cooperation. The Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz is based on many years of interdisciplinary research experience and expertise in the following areas:
- Physical Climate Science
- Earth Sciences and Climate
- Climate and Environmental Economics
- Innovation and Sustainability Research
- Environmental Social Science
- Climate and Environmental Ethics
- Climate and Environmental Law
- Environmental Biology
- Environmental Chemistry
An important pillar for interdiciplinary research is the Doctoral Programme "Climate Change", in which more than 20 young scientists from eleven countries conduct research. The Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change is the linchpin of the cooperation, embedded in a dense international network.The Wegener Center also hosts a joint research focus area on hydrological extremes in a changing climate.
One of the most important insights so far
The higher the rise in temperature, the more expensive climate change becomes. The costs of weather and climate-related damages in Austria could rise to four to nine billion euros annually in the coming decades. This is just one example of why climate protection is indispensable for long-term provision.
What could become reality in 2050
Mobility that connects us all almost emission-free, communities that generate their electricity from photovoltaics, and industrial companies that have successfully phased out fossil fuels - interdisciplinary climate research in the Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz shows how the Paris climate goals can be achieved by 2050.
Harald StelzerResearch Manager
Research Management & -services
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Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change
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