Article: Other 29 November 2021
Options Winter 2021: The integrity of traditional reindeer husbandry in Finland is under threat. In a study that analyzed the perceptions of herders on the drivers of change in reindeer management, IIASA researcher Mia Landauer and colleagues hoped to amplify local voices so they can be included in future policy decisions.
Article: Other 17 November 2021
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.
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Sustainable Service Systems (S3) Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC) Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS) Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Migration and Sustainable Development (MIG) Sweden
Article: Other 31 October 2021
Policy Brief #32, October 2021. A comprehensive risk finance framework supports the identification of international funding options for reducing climate-related risk and addressing residual impacts beyond adaptation in vulnerable countries.
Article: Other 10 August 2021
Options Magazine, Summer 2021: At a crucial moment for beleaguered nature, IIASA research is showing that we can reverse biodiversity loss. It will need an eﬀort that is grand in scale and focused where rewards are greatest.
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Cooperation and Transformative Governance (CAT) Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems (EM) Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability (NODES) Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation (BEC) Integrated Biosphere Futures (IBF)
Article: Other 25 November 2020
Options Winter 2020: Systems science is ideally positioned to address global impacts and harness opportunities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. IIASA is actively involved in addressing emerging issues and supporting policymakers on the road to a more sustainable post-COVID world.
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) Integrated Biosphere Futures (IBF) Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC) Sustainable Service Systems (S3) Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS) Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Equity and Justice (EQU) Migration and Sustainable Development (MIG)
Article: Other 22 June 2020
Options Summer 2020: John Handmer, Senior Science Adviser in the IIASA Risk and Resilience Program and Emeritus Professor with RMIT University’s School of Science in Australia, writes about the devastating impact of the Australian wildfires.
Article: Other 14 June 2020
Options Summer 2020: IIASA researchers used systems analysis methods to measure trade interdependencies between US states and found that the country’s current food supply chain is often not optimized for using available natural resources.
Article: Other 13 November 2014
Impact Sheet #2, November 2014. Natural disasters, particularly in developing countries, can swamp governments’ ability to support the relief and reconstruction process. Through its catastrophe simulation (CATSIM) model, IIASA has helped many governments to identify their financial and economic resilience and design efficient and appropriate risk-management and -financing strategies, putting governments into a position to proactively tackle the increasing burdens from natural disasters.
Article: Other 13 November 2014
Imact Sheet #3, November 2014. Overfishing not only reduces the size of fish populations, it can alter their actual gene pool. In 1998 IIASA began researching fisheries-induced evolution with the aim of i) developing methodological tools to evaluate the evolutionary and ecological consequences of overfishing and ii) using resulting insights to identify evolutionarily sustainable management strategies.