Adapting to climate change in Vienna: a dialogue between scientists and the City Administration

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Networking and exchanging knowledge were the key goals of a workshop on climate change that brought together recognised scientists for a dialogue on current adaptation issues with experts from the Vienna City Administration. The debate focused on the burning questions of those who are implementing measures to facilitate adaptation to climate change in Vienna. Which answers can scientists provide? Which facts are still uncertain, and which fields require further research?

Interdisciplinary dialogue sessions allowed for a lively exchange on the topical relevance of climate change in Vienna. The participants developed individual approaches and scope for action that can help cities adapt to climate change.

City of Vienna experts at the 18th Austrian Climate Conference

The workshop was organised in the context of the 18th Austrian Climate Conference 2017, under the aegis of the City of Vienna’s Executive Office for Climate Protection (MD-KLI) in cooperation with Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA).

The Austrian Climate Conference ("Klimatag") is held annually and has become the central networking event of the Austrian scientific community. 2017 it was held at Vienna University from 22 to 24 May. Although primarily designed as a scientific conference, the event also offers sessions open to the interested public, offering an overview of current Austrian research activities on climate change, its effects, adaptation measures and climate mitigation. The Climate Conference is open to everyone in order to facilitate and promote debate and networking between various scientific and non-scientific groups.

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Andrea S. Fellner (Executive Office for the Coordination of Climate Protection Measures)
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