The Center for Global Change and Sustainability networks between institutes, departments, platforms and initiatives at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) in their research and teaching in the areas of global change and sustainability (e.g. climate change and climate protection, sustainable concepts for ensuring global food security, transportation, waste management, water supply and use). This work involves networking, cooperation, knowledge exchange and synthesis in research but also in teaching, policy advice and public relations. Furthermore, these cooperative and networking activities of the center extend to national and international research institutes and organizations.


The Center for Global Change and Sustainability  supports the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in realizing its societal responsibility. 
It is a motor and provides impetus for ideas  regarding topics of global change and sustainable development.
The Center is a place of interdisciplinary, scientific debate  and offers a learning environment for complex relationships and innovative ideas.
As such the Center contributes toward communicating sustainable concepts to society.

The following are the current work areas of the Center:

  • Ethics Platform
  • Research Coordination
  • EU Joint Programming – Climate Change Research
  • Sustainable BOKU
  • Climate Service Center
  • Virtual Climate Center
  • Teaching