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Evening Event 22nd of February 2016 | 20:00 – 22:00

  • Paris 2015 – The decision for Transformation
    20:00 - 20:15
    Günter Liebel – Director General of the Environment Directorate, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
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    20:15 - 20:30
    Keynote: Nebojsa Nakicenovic
    Nebojsa Nakicenovic – Deputy Director General/Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
    Photo Nakicenovic_smallSigrid Stagl
    20:30 - 22:00
    Panel discussion

    At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015 a universal and legally binding agreement to tackle climate change was adopted with the long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and the aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C. In the history of climate negotiations this agreement can be seen as a historic turning point. What are the consequences of this agreement for Austria and Europe and will it accelerate the transformation of our economic system? Which sectors have already been transforming and which run the risk of ignoring relevant developments? What’s next after Paris and which political measures have to be taken?

    Hans Herren – President and CEO of Millennium Institute, Co-Chair of the IAASTD, winner of the Right Livelihood Award and the World Food Prize
    Helmut Hojesky – Head of Department Climate and Air Quality, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
    Mira Kapfinger – UN-Climate-Reporters, JUMP
    Helga Kromp-Kolb – Head of Center for Global Change and Sustainability, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
    Nebojsa Nakijenovic – Deputy Director General and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, IIASA – International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
    Pascal Teixeira da Silva (tbc) – Ambassador of the French Republic in Vienna
    Sigrid Stagl – Head of Institute for Ecological Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business

    Moderation: Corinna Milborn