Full video now available! Piero Visconti, IIASA Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation Research Group Leader and IIASA Economic Frontiers Program Director, Michael Kuhn in conversation with George Monbiot.

Monbiot is a British writer known for his environmental and political activism. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian and is the author of several best-selling books.

His most recent book, Regenesis Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet, took him on a journey of reviewing thousands of research articles, reports, books, and other forms of scientific evidence, which he synthesized through discussions with farmers, consumers, and other stakeholders to identify systemic problems in food systems, its social and environmental impacts, and possible transformational solutions.


Red amazonian tree frog on a green branch at night

17 November 2023

Prioritizing land to avoid species extinction

Amid an alarming surge in global habitat destruction and species extinction, new research by an international team of scientists proposes a new global approach to choosing protected lands which could reduce species extinction risk twice as efficiently as current methods.
Rubber tree plantation

02 November 2023

Rubber trees and deforestation: quantifying the impact of rubber production on tropical forests and biodiversity

Two new studies produced by an international team, including a scientist working in partnership with IIASA, demonstrate that the impact of the global rubber trade on forests and biodiversity has been substantially underestimated and new sustainable solutions are urgently needed to address this problem.
Scenic summer nature landscape in Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

28 June 2023

Martin Jung receives 2023 European Early Career Conservation Award

Martin Jung, a researcher in the Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation Research Group of the IIASA Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program has received the Society for Conservation Biology’s 2023 European Early Career Conservation Award for his outstanding contributions to conservation science.