The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) is the National Member Organization representing Sweden's membership of IIASA. FORMAS funds IIASA and is itself financed is funded by the Swedish Ministry of the Environment and Energy and Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.

Prior to the establishment of FORMAS in 2001, the Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research served as the Swedish NMO for IIASA from 1983 when it took over membership from the Swedish Committee for IIASA which had joined IIASA in 1976.

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Identifying strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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Sustainable Energy Future and Climate Change

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Swedish forests: Natural resources and ecosystem services

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Analyzing ecological and evolutionary dynamics

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Advancing our knowledge of the Arctic region

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Projecting Demographic Change in Sweden


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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.


17 November 2021

People at the heart of climate change

Options Winter 2021: Human activity is the main cause of climate change. It is also people who endure the worst of its impacts. It is a matter of utmost urgency that people are part of the solution.
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17 November 2021

Plotting the future

Options Winter 2021: Scenarios are essential for exploring climate change. These stories of future Earth help to reveal how we might prevent global tragedy.
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