LIFE – Institute for Climate, Energy and Society

 

LIFE - Institute for Climate, Energy and Society is one of the leading research institutes for key issues relating to climate change, climate risks and transformation research towards a climate-neutral society.

The more than 40 LIFE researchers are characterized by their comprehensive overall system understanding of the complex correlations in the fields of climate, energy and society in economic, technological, ecological, social and political terms. Based on its scientific excellence, which is based on consistent analysis, modeling and methodological competence, LIFE is a powerful and trustworthy partner in research, for business, industry and the public sector. The clear social mission of LIFE is:

  • Strengthening resilience to climate and weather risks
  • Transition to a climate-neutral economy / society by 2040

Against the background of current challenges due to climatic, technical, social and spatial changes, LIFE helps to develop decision-making bases and application-oriented solutions for burning questions of our time: How can society better cope with the risks of global warming and keep the economic damage as small as possible? Does climate change also create economic opportunities? How can these opportunities be used? What steps are necessary to put our society on a climate-neutral development path so that climate change can be slowed down? All of these research questions are closely related and require similar methodological approaches.

News
With its holistic approach, LIFE creates new perspectives for a socially inclusive flood risk management.
f. l. Martin Beermann, Franz Prettenthaler and Gerfried Jungmeier with the battery life cycle tester
As of the end of January 2021, there were over 45,000 all-electric passenger cars in Austria. This is less than 1% of all vehicles on Austria's roads,…
Screenshot des virtuellen BRIDGE-Meeting im März 2021 mit den geplanten Tarifänderung für Local Energy Communities in den Ländern Österreich, Italien, Portugal und Frankreich
From March 2nd to 4th 2021 the annual meeting of the BRIDGE initiative took place virtually.
Tourism and Climate Change, edited by Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider, Dagmar Lund-Durlacher, Marc Olefs and Franz Prettenthaler
Gestapelte Sandsäcke vor einer Eingangstür als lokale Schutzmaßnahme gegen Hochwasser.
Best Paper Awards recognize scientific publications as particularly relevant contributions.
The project team with director Franz Prettenthaler at the rooftop garden for research science tower in Graz.
The prize was awarded for the project Smart City Rooftop Farming for combining nature based solutions with the production of food on urban rooftop.
Events
03
Sep

European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting 2021 - European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Online, from 09:00 (multi-day)

15
Sep

13th International Colloquium Fuels - Conventional and Future Energy for Automobiles

Technische Akademie Esslingen e.V.,Ostfildern, from 09:00 (multi-day)

04
Nov

Arbeit und Technik im Wandel - Herbstfachtagung der Kooperativen Forschungsstelle Technikstress, BTU Cottbus - Senftenberg

03050 Cottbus, 09:00 - 16:00