29 January 2013

Nakicenovic speaks at Vienna R20 Conference

On 1 February IIASA Deputy Director Nebojsa Nakicenovic will speak at the Vienna R20 Conference about decarbonization strategies for sustainable energy systems.



R20 Regions of Climate Action is a partnership that brings together subnational governments, businesses, academic institutions, and non-profits, as well as international organizations and the United Nations, to take action to address climate change.  At the meeting in Vienna, from 31 January to 1 February, Nakicenovic will join policy leaders such as European Commission President Barroso, UNIDO Director General Kandeh Yumkella, and Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who founded the R20 group. The conference also includes energy experts, business leaders, and policymakers from around the world.

Nakicenovic will speak at 11:00 on 1 February on a panel entitled “Emerging countries showing the path: Successful strategies for regions.” He will deliver the first keynote speech of this panel, entitled: Decarbonization Strategies for Sustainable Energy Systems, focusing on emerging economies, and the national and international strategies and parterships which will help accelerate the decarbonization of the global economy and society.

The panel will then discuss how businesses and local governments can work towards providing energy access to all, while reducing carbon dioxide emissions and addressing climate change. The role of industrialized countries, and efficient knowledge transfer can take place through transnational collaborations will also be examined.

On 30 January, Schwarzenegger advisers Bonnie Reiss and Terry Tamminen will visit IIASA to learn more about the Institute. More.

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