The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) is the National Member Organization (NMO) representing Russia’s membership of IIASA. It succeeded the founding member that was the Academy of Sciences of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) following the dissolution of the USSR in 1991.
Main areas of collaborations:
Developing novel methods and techniques in systems analysis to apply to research into global change
Exploring the challenges and opportunities of Eurasian economic integration
Identifying effective ways to manage Russia’s forests in a changing world
Advancing our knowledge of the Arctic region
Promoting global collaboration to improve the availability and usability of data
Tackling air pollution and greenhouse gases in Russia
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23 November 2022
What was the true human cost of the pandemic in Russia?
31 January 2022
Forest management increases climate benefits provided by boreal forests
24 June 2021
Russian forests are crucial to global climate mitigation
28 November 2022
Improving water-energy access in Central Asia
23 September 2021
Paris Agreement politics at play: the case for carbon dioxide removal
Ever wonder why countries can never agree on issues related to climate change and the environment? Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) participant Felix Schenuit dives into the politics and challenges surrounding carbon dioxide removal in international climate negotiations.
23 September 2020
Crafting mines from satellite images
The mining of coal, metals, and other minerals causes loss of natural habitats across the entire globe. However, available data is insufficient to measure the extent of these impacts. IIASA alumnus Victor Maus and his colleagues mapped more than 57,000 km² of mining areas over the whole world using satellite images.
Scherbov, S. , Gietel-Basten, S., Ediev, D. , Shulgin, S., & Sanderson, W. (2022). COVID-19 and excess mortality in Russia: Regional estimates of life expectancy losses in 2020 and excess deaths in 2021. PLOS ONE 17 (11) e0275967. 10.1371/journal.pone.0275967.
Schweitzer, P. & Povoroznyuk, O. (2022). Infrastructural legacies and post-Soviet transformations in Northern Sakha (Yakutiya), Russia. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning 24 (3) 297-308. 10.1080/1523908X.2022.2051455.
Schenuit, F. (2021). Carbon Dioxide Removal Governance in Practice: Assessing developments in Brazil, China, India and Russia. IIASA YSSP Report. Laxenburg, Austria: IIASA
Fadeev, A., Komendantova, N. , Cherepovitsyn, A., Tsvetkova, A., & Paramonov, I. (2021). Methods and priorities for human resource planning in oil and gas projects in Russia and OPEC. OPEC Energy Review 10.1111/opec.12213.
Böttcher, K., Paunu, V.-V., Kupiainen, K., Zhizhin, M., Matveev, A., Savolahti, M., Klimont, Z. , Väätäinen, S., Lamberg, H., & Karvosenoja, N. (2021). Black carbon emissions from flaring in Russia in the period 2012-2017. Atmospheric Environment 254 e118390. 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2021.118390.
Sheil, D., Nabuurs, G.-J., & Shvidenko, A. (2021). Hopes for Russia’s new forest code. Science 372 (6541) 472-473. 10.1126/science.abi9095.