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News

Team meeting

04 May 2023

Researchers from Norwegian Geotechnical Institute visit IIASA

Researchers from the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) visited IIASA on 24 April to finalize a five-year collaboration on nature-based solutions for meeting climate and biodiversity targets, and to plan a proposal to continue their collaboration.
Rainforest

27 March 2023

Co-producing fair transformative pathways towards climate and biodiversity goals

Horizon Europe project RAINFOREST kick-off meeting
world map made up of immigration stamps

24 January 2023

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected immigration?

New research finds a high variation between how pandemic mitigation measures affected immigration to different destination countries, from a slight increase to huge reductions.

Focus

11 November 2023

Norway and IIASA: Collaboration across sectors and borders

Options Magazine, Winter 2023: IIASA and Norway have enjoyed fruitful collaboration spanning multiple sectors for over two decades, helping to shape the political discourse at national, regional, and global levels. Represented by the Research Council of Norway, the country has been among the most active contributors to the work of IIASA.
Options

02 October 2023

Feasible futures

Policy Brief #41, October 2023. Embracing the notion of feasibility, this research shows that the world will probably overshoot 1.5°C, largely owing to low institutional capacity. Energy demand reduction and electrification are two options to turn down the heat, and addressing weak institutions is crucial.
PB41

Projects

People figurines on a map of Western Europe

Policy REcommendations to Maximise the beneficial Impact of Unexplored Mobilities in and beyond the European Union (PREMIUM_EU)

From linear economy to a circular economy

Developing circular pathways for a EU low-carbon transition (CircEUlar)

Rainforest

Co-produced transformative knowledge to accelerate change for biodiversity (RAINFOREST)

View of the snow-covered street of the northern arctic city

Building Arctic Futures: Transport Infrastructures and Sustainable Northern Communities (INFRANORTH)

Publications