23 June 2016
Austrian Parliament

What happens after Paris? – Discussion on the Implementation of the Climate Agreement in Austria

Nebojsa Nakicenovic invited to talk at Austrian Parliament

© Parlamentsdirektion / Christian Hikade

© Parlamentsdirektion / Christian Hikade

On June 23rd, a parliamentary enquiry entitled “What happens after Paris? – Discussion on the Implementation of the Climate Agreement in Austria” is taking place in the Austrian Parliament. The enquiry takes all day and involves representatives from science, policy, industry, NGOs and civil society. The goal of the event is to provide the members of parliament with detailed information on topics relevant for federal law. Experts from sectors related to climate change mitigation (energy, transport, housing, industry) are invited to talk and participate in the discussions. Austria is currently developing an integrated energy and climate strategy which will need to be consistent with the Paris agreement.

Federal Ministers Andrae Rupprechter (Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management ) and Joerg Leichtfried (Transport, Innovation and Technology) will hold opening talks.

© Parlamentsdirektion / Thomas Topf

IIASA Deputy CEO/ Deputy DG Nebojsa Nakicenovic will provide scientific evidence on the transformations needed to meet the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete will lead the panel on how the European Union will implement the Paris Agreement.

As pointed out by the Austrian Panel on Climate Change (APCC), the Austrian Assessment Report 2014 (AAR14) which was co-led by Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Austria is hit hard by climate change and is already today experiencing a temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius. While Austria has already achieved a respectable share of 34% renewable energies in its energy mix, GHG emissions continue to raise mainly due to increasing mobility and increasing overall energy demand.


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