LIFE – Centre for Climate, Energy and Society

The LIFE Centre for Climate, Energy and Society addresses the key issues related to climate change: How can society cope better with the risks of global warming and how can we minimise the associated economic damage? Will climate change also bring economic opportunities? How can these opportunities be realised? What steps are necessary to guide our society towards a more sustainable development path in order to slow down climate change? All these research issues are closely interrelated with each other and require similar methodological approaches.

The LIFE Centre now enables us to fully exploit these synergies and to pursue a coordinated strategy aimed at creating opportunities from climate change.

LIFE's social mission is:

  • to strengthen resilience to climate and weather risks
  • to promote the transition to a low-carbon economy/society by 2050

Our aim is to establish a centre of European dimensions by pooling the scientific excellence of the research groups in their four key thematic fields:

  1. weather and climate risk management,
  2. future energy systems and lifestyle,
  3. international climate policy and economics, and
  4. urban living.
An international conference on Energy Communities was held in Lisbon on 9 October. Energy communities have been defined within the framework of the...
At the 12th Austrian Cycling Summit in Graz, Judith Köberl (JR LIFE) and Thomas Rath (Bike Citizens) presented a tool to support climate-resistant...

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STORY Project Meeting in Brussels

From 15th to 17th of April 2019 the 9th STORY project meeting took place in Brussels.
Within the scope of the project "FUTURE OF LIFE - 150 Years Lichtenfelsgymnasium", Mag. Andreas Türk, head of the LIFE research group International...

Green Energy Insight-Talk - Local Energy Communities – Modell für die Zukunft?

Energie Steiermark Leonhardgürtel 10, 8010 Graz, 15:00 - 17:30


Future of Energy Systems on Local and Regional Level - An international multidisciplinary workshop and discussion seminar

Monday: Austrian Embassy in Prague - Palác Hložků ze Žampachu (Kanovnická 70/4, Prague) / Tuesday: Hotel Amarilis, (Štěpánská 18, Prague), from 13:30 (multi-day)