India’s Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) represents India and its scholarly community at IIASA. TIFAC has established a national committee for the India–IIASA Programme to oversee research collaborations and capacity-building activities between the Indian research community and IIASA.

Main areas of collaborations: 

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Improving land, soil, and water management in India

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Energy and climate change modeling

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Increasing India’s resilience to natural disasters

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Projecting India’s demographic changes

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Managing India’s forests for the future

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Smart ways to clean up India’s air


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29 April 2022

FairSTREAM updates

In 2021, the fairSTREAM project was selected as one of the first high impact Strategic Initiatives at IIASA. Below is an update on what the project has achieved to date.
Tractor spreading fertilizer on field before planting

13 September 2021

Balancing food security and nitrogen use

Environmental targets to limit excess nitrogen require the large-scale deployment of dedicated nitrogen mitigation strategies to avoid a strong increase in the risk of food insecurity. Without these measures, the amount of dietary energy available to people would be greatly reduced, which would in turn lead to high food prices and an increase in the number of undernourished people.


Water flows through irrigation canals on a farm leek onion plantation. Agriculture and agribusiness. Conservation of water


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.
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17 June 2021

Tackling air pollution in India

Options Summer 2021: IIASA research informed a recent World Bank report outlining how governments can tackle the growing challenge of air pollution using the megacities Delhi, Beijing, and Mexico City as case studies.
motorcycle and cars driving on a road high in airpollution


20 October 2021 Online and at Institute Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) of the CAS

Systems Analysis in Asia

04 October 2021 New Delhi, India / Virtual

IIASA at the 6th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference