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Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Vice Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz


Diana Ürge-Vorsatz  is a Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University (CEU). She served as the Acting Head of Department at CEU in 2002-2003 and directed the PhD program in 2003 – 2004.

Diana Urge-Vorsatz was a Coordinating Lead Author in two Assessment Reports of the IPCC. She served on the United Nation’s Scientific Expert Group on Climate Change, and led the buildings-related work in the Global Energy Assessment. She was a Visiting Professor at the International Christian University of Tokyo and a Research Scholar at IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis). She has been serving on the Governing and Advisory boards of several organizations, including Innogy (formerly RWE), the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund (KLIEN), the European Climate Foundation (ECF), the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), and the Hungarian Energy-Efficiency Cofinancing Program (HEECP), and the Club of Budapest.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California.