The Climate and Air Quality Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences tackles issues concerning anthropogenic effects on the atmosphere along with their impacts on man and ecosystems and the understanding of how to react to such impacts. The topics focus on climate and climate change as well as on atmospheric trace gases and their impacts on air quality. The commission was established for the period 2019-2023. The goals and functions of this commission are laid down in the Proposal for a Consulting Commission

Working groups have been formed to address specific issues of the commission's topics "climate" and "air quality". The following categories indicate the areas on which the respective working groups will focus:


20.-21. September 2016, 2nd Chinese-Austrian Workshop on Environmental Odour “Odour Emission - Dispersion - Impact Assessment – Abatement,
Tongii University, Shanghai, China.

Past Events


"Proceedings of the 1st Chinese-Austrian Workshop on Environmental Odour: Emission-Dispersion-Impact Assessment",Günther Schauberger and Qinghao Meng, Nov. 2015, see


"Richtlinie zur Erfassung und Bewertung der Luftqualität in Kurorten" (in German)


em. Univ. Prof. Dr. DDr. h.c. Manfred Grasserbauer
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
A-1010 Vienna
M +43 664 466 7745

Deputy Head:
Univ.-Doz. Dr. Wilfried Winiwarter
Mitigation of Air pollution & Greenhouse gases (MAG)
Schlossplatz 1
A-2361 Laxenburg
T +43 2236 807-479
F +43 2236 807-533
M +43 650 6623694


Former Commission "Clean Air Commission"

The Climate and Air Quality Commission can build on 50 years of experience gained in the former Clean Air Commission of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The activities of the Clean Air Commission are available under: