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News

Agriculture and fertilization

30 May 2024

New method could significantly reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

New research by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and IIASA proposes using soil bacteria to cut greenhouse gas emissions from food production.
Forrest

07 May 2024

TaigaClimate Project Meeting 2024

The Agriculture, Forestry, and Ecosystem Services (AFE) group has hosted researchers from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency as part of the TaigaClimate project meeting from 29 to 30 April. 
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.

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

From linear economy to a circular economy

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

Wind Farm With Wind Turbines In Agricultural Landscape in Austria

Wind In My Backyard (WIMBY)

MCDA

Multi-hazard and risk informed system for Enhanced local and regional Disaster risk management (MEDiate)

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

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

Publications