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Keywan Riahi (Austrian) is the Director of the Program on Energy, Climate, and Environment at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg (Austria). He is also visiting professor at the Graz University of Technology (Austria).
Keywan Riahi's main research interests are long-term patterns of technological change and economic development, particularly evolution of the energy system. Keywan Riahi was coordinating lead author for the WG III contribution to the IPCC AR6 (chapter on mitigation pathways compatible with long-term goals) and he has served as lead author and review editor to various international assessments, including the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Assessment Reports, the IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios, the IPCC Special Report on CO2 Capture and Storage, and the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy. In 2021, Keywan Riahi was appointed to the 10-Member Group by the United Nations Secretary-General Guterres to advise on Science, Technology and Innovation for the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the same year Reuters ranked him as the most influential climate scientist in the world.
Keywan Riahi holds a Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management from Graz University of Technology (Austria).
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