The Research Council of Norway (RCN) has been the National Member Organization (NMO) representing Norwegian membership of IIASA since Norway became a formal member of IIASA. RCN has established a reference group in Norway to discuss and advise on matters regarding IIASA.

Main areas of collaborations: 
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Reducing air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions simultaneously

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Managing the transition toward a sustainable energy system

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Advancing knowledge of the Arctic region

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Carbon cycle: How to reduce deforestation and the risks from landslides

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Identifying management practices to safeguard future fish stocks

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Projecting demographic change in Norway


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31 January 2022

Forest management increases climate benefits provided by boreal forests

The carbon stock in managed boreal forest landscapes is increasing, while it is relatively unchanged in less intensively utilized forests where carbon losses due to forest fires have instead been significant during 1990-2017, according to a new report by the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA).
Covid-19 Coronavirus Spreading Across Europe

15 July 2021

Tracking COVID-19 across Europe

According to the World Health Organization, a third wave of COVID infections is now all but inevitable in Europe. A COVID tracker developed by IIASA researcher Asjad Naqvi, aims to identify, collect, and collate various official regional datasets for European countries, while also combining and homogenizing the data to help researchers and policymakers explore how the virus spreads.


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BALancing humAn and Natural resource use for Circular bioEconomy (BALANCE)


17 June 2021

Understanding the impacts of climate change

Options Summer 2021: IIASA researchers and colleagues from several other institutions worked together under the auspices of the Green Climate Fund to help developing countries better understand issues around climate mitigation and adaptation, and build local capacity for targeted action to support vulnerable populations.
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12 June 2020

Using dynamic modeling to reduce acidification

Options Summer 2020: According to IIASA research, appropriate indicators are needed to characterize the sensitivity of ecosystems and help inform effects-based emission reduction policies to ensure surface water recovery from acidification by 2050.
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