19 September 2019
Palais Coburg, Coburgbastei 4, 1010 Vienna

Sustainable development and climate change: From global research to national implementation

Stakeholder meeting will focus on global insights on climate policies and national considerations on sustainability and feasibility.

Photo courtesy of Palais Coburg

Photo courtesy of Palais Coburg

We cordially invite you to attend the stakeholder meeting "Sustainable development and climate change: From global research to national implementation." The meeting will be held the afternoon of 19 September 2019 at the Palais Coburg in Vienna. The event will be preceded by a meet and greet buffet lunch and followed by a reception. Register to attend below.


12:30 – 13:30 – Meet and greet buffet lunch
13:45 – 13:55 – Welcome
13:55 – 14:30 – Presentation: What have we learned & where are we going?
14:30 – 15:30 – Panel and discussion: Feasibility
15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee break with light refreshments
16:00 – 16:45 – Presentations: National-level aspects of feasibility and sustainability
16:45 – 17:45 – Panel and discussion: National-level policies and stocktake
17:45 – 18:00 – Concluding remarks
18:00 – 19:00 – Reception with light appetizers


With the growing implementation of climate action globally, it becomes urgent to embed climate policies in the broader sustainable development agenda. Addressing trade-offs and co-benefits of climate policy with energy poverty eradication, increased well-being and welfare, air quality improvement, biodiversity and food and water availability is essential for the viability of climate actions.

At the same time, the current development of real-world climate policies enables us to learn valuable lessons about designing cost-effective, technologically sound, and socially and politically feasible policies. As climate goals are agreed upon globally but policies are implemented by individual countries, understanding the diversity in priorities, interests and considerations is key to gain insight about what limits or enables climate action.

This stakeholder workshop will present and discuss both global insights on climate policies and national considerations on sustainability and feasibility. The afternoon will consist of presentations on research insights, as well as responses from representatives from civil society, businesses and policy makers at global, European and national levels, and discussion with the audience.

The event builds on two current research initiatives, ENGAGE and CD-LINKS, both coordinated by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). These initiatives bring together more than 25 research teams to explore the complex interplay between climate action, sustainable development and the feasibility of climate targets, while simultaneously taking both global and national perspectives. Both initiatives rely on inputs and dialogue with civil society, businesses and policy makers, in addition to research and modelling efforts led by the international and multidisciplinary consortium partners.

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Keywan Riahi

Program Director


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Emily Laidlaw

Project Officer


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