Diana Ürge-Vorsatz works with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002. She serves as Vice Chair of Working Group III (Mitigation of Climate Change) since 2015.
She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California (Los Angeles and Berkeley). Since 1996 she is a Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University (CEU), between 2007 and 2018 she was the Director of the Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy at CEU.
Diana Urge-Vorsatz was a Coordinating Lead Author in two Assessment Reports of the IPCC. She serves as associate editor of the journal “Energy Efficiency”, and is a member of the Editorial Board of “Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources”. 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 is regularly invited to high-level review panels, such as that evaluating the work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the EU’s Joint Research Centre.