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: 

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Developing novel methods and techniques in systems analysis to apply to research into global change

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Exploring the challenges and opportunities of Eurasian economic integration

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Identifying effective ways to manage Russia’s forests in a changing world

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Advancing our knowledge of the Arctic region

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Promoting global collaboration to improve the availability and usability of data

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Tackling air pollution and greenhouse gases in Russia


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The concept of coronavirus quarantine - Covid-19, infection marked on the world map

23 November 2022

What was the true human cost of the pandemic in Russia?

A new study assesses the number of lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia and introduces a novel methodology that will help to get a clearer view of pandemics in the future.
Sunrise on a misty boreal forest

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).
Forest, mountains and lake in Russia

24 June 2021

Russian forests are crucial to global climate mitigation

Russia is the world’s largest forest country. Being home to more than a fifth of forests globally, the country’s forests and forestry have enormous potential to contribute to making a global impact in terms of climate mitigation. A new study by IIASA researchers, Russian experts, and other international colleagues have produced new estimates of biomass contained in Russian forests, confirming a substantial increase over the last few decades.



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.

28 November 2022

Improving water-energy access in Central Asia

Options Magazine, Winter 2022: To help mitigate the water crisis in Central Asia, researchers devised a carbon-neutral and reliable regional strategy by building seasonal pumped storage plants in major rivers.
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Reforestation on hill at Bao Loc mountain pass, Vietnam

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.