IIASA’s Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program together with the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program hosted the INQUIMUS workshop series entitled "Transformational risk management and Loss & Damage: What are suitable approaches for assessing climate-related (residual) risks?" An interdisciplinary group of thirty international researchers and practitioners convened at IIASA for the INQUIMUS 2022 conference from 29-31 March.  

Together with co-organisers from the University of Salzburg, Austria, and Eurac Research, Italy, IIASA scientists Thomas Schinko and Reinhard Mechler invited the participants to discuss the topic "Transformational risk management and Loss & Damage: What are suitable approaches for assessing climate-related (residual) risks?"

Inspired by four state-of-the-art keynote presentations by international experts, the conference participants jointly identified needs, gaps and experiences in comprehensively assessing and managing climate-related risks that may lead beyond adaptation limits; from a scientific but also a decision making point of view. Fruitful areas for future research were identified and requirements for transformational change within climate risk science itself have been identified in order to be able to respond to the needs from donors and decision makers.


INQUIMUS workshop © GLOMOS Research


CSER Researchers at the IIASA workshop

14 July 2023

People and Patterns: IIASA-CSER joint consultation on mitigating the global risks

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Hand of young woman

07 December 2022

Reinhard Mechler joins Advisory Committee on Climate Resilience of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)

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Aerial view of flooding, devastation after natural disaster

09 November 2022

Urgent need to address climate-related losses and damages

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