Article: Blog Post 04 July 2022
Qingxu Huang shares insights from a recent article published in Nature Scientific Data on updating global urbanization projections under future scenarios of socioeconomic and climate change. The study was conducted in collaboration with Raya Muttarak from the IIASA Population and Just Societies Program.
Article: Blog Post 28 January 2022
New research suggests that the effective management of protected areas in Europe can help to advance the range shifts of wintering water birds toward the north as the climate warms.
Article: Blog Post 26 November 2021
Venla Niva shares insights from a recent article exploring the interplay of environmental and social factors behind human migration. The project was carried out in collaboration with Raya Muttarak from the IIASA Population and Just Societies Program.
Article: Blog Post 06 October 2021
Frank Sperling shares his reflections on issues around sustainable and transformational food production in the context of the UN Food Systems Summit.
Article: Blog Post 19 July 2021
Do women lack power in the face of disaster? Are they really the fragile gender? Raquel Guimaraes’ research delves into issues of gender relating to disasters and climate change.
Article: Blog Post 17 June 2021
Kekeletso Makau shares her experiences using IIASA Connect to bring in the South African systems analysis network.
Article: Blog Post 27 May 2021
A consortium of international scientific unions and scientific organizations’ plans to declare 2022 the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development are underway. Michael Spiro makes the case for why the world needs this now more than at any time in the past.
Article: Blog Post 10 March 2021
Marie Franquin writes about her first six months as part of the IIASA Communications and External Relations team.
Article: Blog Post 16 February 2021
IIASA Repository and Open Access Manager Luke Kirwan explains the ins-and-outs of the Plan S policy towards full and immediate Open Access publishing.
Article: Blog Post 20 November 2020
Greg Davies-Jones sits down with 2020 IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) participant Lisa Thalheimer to discuss how attribution science can play a leading role in addressing disaster displacement.
Article: Blog Post 16 October 2020
Greg Davies-Jones delves into the topic of Capacity Development at IIASA and what the institute hopes to achieve in the coming years.
Article: Blog Post 23 September 2020
The mining of coal, metals, and other minerals causes loss of natural habitats across the entire globe. However, available data is insufficient to measure the extent of these impacts. IIASA alumnus Victor Maus and his colleagues mapped more than 57,000 km² of mining areas over the whole world using satellite images.
Article: Blog Post 14 August 2020
IIASA Emeritus Scholar Nebojsa Nakicenovic explains how the societal disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic can offer an opportunity for a more sustainable and innovative future.
Article: Blog Post 22 June 2020
Ralph L. Keeney is a professor and consultant about decision-making. He was a research scholar at IIASA from 1974-76, where he and Howard Raiffa finished their book Decisions with Multiple Objectives. Here he describes his most recent book, Give Yourself a Nudge: Helping Smart People Make Smarter Personal and Business Decisions, and how it can impact you.
Article: Blog Post 03 June 2020
As Canadian expats in Austria, one of the things that has particularly struck my family and I is the orderliness with which the country is dealing with the pandemic. As quarantine policies were put into place, we saw panic toilet paper hoarding in other countries, but here in Austria people were (amazingly) compliant and seemed to obey instructions and timelines provided by the authorities. We never worried about our basic needs. Grocery stores were always well stocked, public transit was always there and on time – and masks were readily available when required as physical barrier to protect others.
Article: Blog Post 26 May 2020
Article: Blog Post
14 May 2020
IIASA researcher Raquel Guimaraes and former research assistant Debbora Leip encourage the support of the Cercedilla Manifesto, arguing that it is high time for the scientific community to take responsibility and set an example by making research meetings more sustainable.