28 May 2013 - 30 May 2013
Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria

Vienna Energy Forum 2013

The Vienna Energy Forum 2013 will focus on the energy dimension of One Year after Rio+20: The Energy Future We Want, and will facilitate an international dialogue on providing universal energy access and on the multiple co-benefits of increasing energy efficiency.

The event, co-organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), will bring together over 1000 participants, including heads of State, ministers, energy experts, representatives of international and non-governmental organizations, academia, civil society and the private sector. 

Date:   28-30 May 2013 
Venue: Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria
Vienna Energy Forum Web site
Twitter Hashtag: #VEF2013Watch the Live Stream starting at 8.30, 28 May, 2013.Media Information

Launch of the SE4All Global Tracking Framework

The new World Bank report, which IIASA contributed to, presents a snapshot of the energy status of countries with respect to access, action on energy efficiency and renewable energy. More Information

Press Release

Read the IIASA/UNIDO joint press release following Day 1 of the conference. More information.

IIASA Side Events

Multiple Benefits of the Global Energy Transformation Recent Research Findings
29 May 2013 09:30 to 13:00 | Künstlerzimmer

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is organizing the VEF side event "Multiple Benefits of the Global Energy Transformations: Recent Research Findings”. The main global problem areas of research at IIASA – energy and climate change, food and water, and poverty and equity – are among the greatest challenges facing humanity today. The side event will present recent research findings – focusing on energy and technology – and their relevance to the Post 2015 Development Agenda. The Global Energy Assessment (GEA), completed in 2012, was an important component of the energy-related activities at IIASA and some of the new research activities at IIASA are building upon the findings of GEA. 

The Energy Future We Want - Considering Water & Food in the Energy Debate
29 May 2013 14:30 to 16:00 | Radetzky II

UNIDO, in collaboration with international partners, including IIASA, GIZ, BMZ, SE4ALL, OPEC and the Vienna Energy Club, is organising a side event on the water-energy-food nexus during the Vienna Energy Forum. Policy-makers and representatives from the private sector, researchers and water/energy/food experts from various international organizations around the world will discuss the intricate link between water, energy and food, and explore the opportunities presented by this link to address major global development challenges. Knowledge and awareness of the water-energy-food nexus can inspire international actions for integrated planning and implementation of energy programmes that seriously take water and food into consideration.

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Luis Gomez Echeverri

Emeritus Research Scholar Advancing Systems Analysis Program


United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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