The Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS) is the National Member Organization representing Sweden's membership of IIASA. FORMAS funds IIASA and is itself financed 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


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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24 January 2023

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected immigration?

New research finds a high variation between how pandemic mitigation measures affected immigration to different destination countries, from a slight increase to huge reductions.
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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).
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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.


28 November 2022

Standardizing migration data in Europe

Options Magazine, Winter 2022: Researchers illustrated the discrepancies in migration flow statistics across Europe to help standardize data and better understand migration patterns.
Regional impacts

28 November 2022

Collaborating for better research and management of wildland fires in Europe

Options Magazine, Winter 2022: In a collaborative effort, researchers, practitioners, and managers created an overview of current wildland fire patterns and challenges across Europe.
Regional impacts

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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