The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) is China’s National Member Organization (NMO).

Main areas of collaborations: 
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Sustainable agriculture and food security

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Projecting changing population and human capital in China

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Terrestrial carbon management in China

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Tackling climate change and sustainable energy sources

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Applying network analysis to study urban metabolism in Chinese cities

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Developing strategies to clean up China’s air


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Wind turbines in Hebei Province, China.

14 February 2022

Pursuing carbon neutrality and water security in China

China has promised to become carbon neutral before 2060 and has coupled this ambitious target with stringent limitations on industrial water use by 2030. An international team of IIASA researchers and Chinese colleagues explored the effects of simultaneously pursuing these goals.
Rice terraces reflecting blue and red colors

18 October 2021

Exploring the global environmental impacts of China's growing demand for food

Ensuring China’s future food security will have huge environmental impacts, both domestically and globally. A study by IIASA researchers and Chinese colleagues shows that carefully designed policies across the whole of China’s food system, including international trade, are crucial to ensuring that future demand can be satisfied without destroying the environment.


Pollution management

Pollution Management and Environmental Health (PMEH)


21 October 2021

United scenarios

Policy Brief #31, October 2021. A harmonized scenario framework can help to align national climate policies with global goals.
united scenarios

14 November 2020

Using technology to solve the challenges of increased water demand in China

Options Winter 2020: A detailed picture of water use in China can help to identify key drivers and mechanisms behind changing water use patterns, enabling more reliable future projections and better policies.
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20 October 2021 Online and at Institute Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) of the CAS

Systems Analysis in Asia