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The concept of coronavirus quarantine - Covid-19, infection marked on the world map

23 November 2022

What was the true human cost of the pandemic in Russia?

A new study assesses the number of lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia and introduces a novel methodology that will help to get a clearer view of pandemics in the future.
Businessman working virtual modern computer to reduce CO2 emissions carbon footprint climate change to limit global warming.

18 November 2022

Finding equity in climate mitigation finance

Considerations of equity in directing global financial flows for regional climate mitigation investments are critically important. A new study helps inform the current negotiations at COP27 while keeping fairness at the forefront.
Panorama of green European lanscape

10 November 2022

Protecting and connecting nature across Europe

Europe needs healthy ecosystems that benefit biodiversity and people and are resilient to climate change. The Horizon Europe NaturaConnect Project will support European Union governments and other public and private institutions in designing a coherent, resilient and well-connected Trans-European Nature Network.
Aerial view of flooding, devastation after natural disaster

09 November 2022

Urgent need to address climate-related losses and damages

With COP27 underway in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the subject of climate-related losses and damages is once again expected to take center stage. IIASA contributed to a new policy brief by the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, of which IIASA is a member, which provides important facts, figures, and context that outline just how vital it is that progress is made on this issue.
Close-up of someone's finger clicking on Twitter app on a tablet

19 October 2022

Why do COVID-19 conspiracy theories persist on social media?

IIASA researchers have analyzed the discussion on eight different conspiracy theories that was spread widely on Twitter during the pandemic. Their work makes it possible to not only estimate the number of conspiracy related tweets, but also to compare the theories among themselves and identify patterns in their discussion.
Green city concept with solar and wind energy options

17 October 2022

Blessing or curse? How the pandemic and the war impact energy transitions

The Covid-19 pandemic and the return of military conflict to Europe are two of the present’s defining crises. A new IIASA-led study sheds light on their ramifications for the global energy system.
Spring Slovakia landscape. Nature fields with blooming cherries. Unique ecological land management.

12 October 2022

Better policy design for sustainable land management

The Land Management for Sustainability (LAMASUS) Project kicks off today and will provide tools and design processes allowing EU policymakers to assess the impacts of future land-use policies ahead of their implementation, and so make informed choices for European agriculture and land use, as well as the global climate.
Mountain spring water flowing out of a rock

22 September 2022

An integrated modeling framework to assess surface and groundwater resources

Against the backdrop of climate change and rising water demand, tools for adequately modeling water availability are much needed. In a new study, researchers applied a large-scale model linking surface water to groundwater, which can be used for estimating water resources at a high spatial resolution.
Flag showing map of Africa with highlighted countries and IIASA logo surrounded by relevant country flags

15 September 2022

IIASA welcomes its first regional member organization

IIASA has increased its membership footprint through its newest member, the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Member Organization, as part of a regional approach to participation in IIASA research and capacity building activities.