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Tackling climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution demands global collaboration. The ECH provides essential knowledge, space for collaboration, and support for our shared future.

Kickstarting Environmental Solutions

We are facing a triple crisis: climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution each pose separate yet interconnected challenges. An integrated and mechanistic understanding and approach to these different facets of the crisis is necessary to ensure a sustainable future for us all. The ECH brings together researchers to produce excellent scientific knowledge that can provide us with solutions for this multitude of challenges.

Our Focus Areas

Latest news and projects from our focus areas:

Clean Environment

Climate Resilience

Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Changing Society

Recent Talking Points

  • 14.03.2024

    Launch of the Environment and Climate Research Hub (ECH) on 8 March 2024: Global Crises Need Interdisciplinary Research

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  • 14.03.2024

    Interview With Climate Scientist Stefan Rahmstorf

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  • 23.05.2024

    Workshop: Discovering the (un)sustainable

    Program Discovering the (un)sustainable is a full-day event that takes place on[...]

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  • 22.05.2024

    Lecture: Groundwater-Surface Water Exchange Processes

    Lee Slater, professor of Geophysics at the Rutgers University Newark, expert[...]

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  • 16.05.2024

    The Future of Global Environmental Negotiations: Assessing the Role of Science and Technology

    Program Global environmental negotiations have become central sites for studying the interaction[...]

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  • 09.05.2024

    Lecture: the Challenges of the Green Deal

    Have you ever tried and failed to achieve a holistic understanding of[...]

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  • 02.05.2024

    Climate Fresk for Students and Employees

    The Sustainability Office and the ECH are pleased to offer the Climate Fresk experience for employees and students[...]

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  • 12.03.2024

    The Public is Ready for Climate Reform – so What now? A Talk With Kimberly Doell

    If climate change is to be tackled, we need both individual behavior[...]

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  • 08.03.2024

    International Women’s Day 2024: ECH Honors Outstanding Women With Environment and Climate Award

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  • 14.02.2024

    ECH in the Spotlight

    The University of Vienna’s research magazine Rudolphina has compiled a collection of[...]

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    Upcoming Events

  • Climate Fresk for Students in German

    07.06.2024

    ECH Seminar room "Rachel Carson", Alte WU, Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna

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  • (DE) 12. Umwelt im Gespräch: Schnee war gestern – Klimawandel in den Alpen

    08.10.2024

    Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

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