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LIFE – Institute for Climate, Energy and Society

 

The LIFE Institute 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 Institute 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 an institute 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.
News
With the final – this time virtual – General Assembly, the European project PROSNOW is heading into the finishing straight. A showcase access allows...
LIFE gained extensive expertise in the field of fisheries and aquaculture through its activities in the process support of specific funding programs...
From 12 - 14 February 2020, the 16th Symposium on Energy Innovation took place at the Graz University of Technology entitled "ENERGY FOR FUTURE -...
Discussed topics included new developments in cross-border energy governance, interconnectors with third countries, the role of hydrogen, approaches...
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