Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Professor at Central European University, Vice Chair of the IPCC, Central European University, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


Diana Ürge-Vorsatz is a Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University (CEU). She was elected as Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in July 2023. In the Sixth Assessment cycle she served as Vice-Chair of IPCC’s Working Group III. (Mitigation). She was a Coordinating Lead Author in both the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports (AR4 and AR5) of the IPCC. She is Vice President of the Hungarian Scientific Panel on Climate Change. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and UCLA and worked in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She served as the Co-Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of the largest conference to date on Cities and Climate Change Science in Edmonton, 2018. She also served on the United Nation’s Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change and led the buildings-related work in the Global Energy Assessment. She has worked on and directed many research projects for organisations including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Global Environment Facility, UNEP, the World Energy Council, OECD, and the World Bank. She has been serving on the Governing and Advisory boards of several organizations and companies. She is regularly invited to high-level review panels, such as for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the EU’s Joint Research Centre, and several panels in the European Research Council. She is regularly providing high-level advice on the science-policy interface. She has delivered over 200 keynote speeches worldwide and has over a thousand media appearances, including BBC World News, EuroNews, RTL.  

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Adaptation, Energy, Extreme weather, Health, Mitigation, Modelling, Oceans / water, Transport, Urbanization

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