Article: Blog Post 23 June 2022
We meet four IIASA scientists and take a look at the extraordinary things they do when they leave their computers behind for the day.
Article: Blog Post 28 March 2022
An energy alternative that has been receiving much focus is the hydrogen economy. There are, however, a number of key challenges for the development of such an economy, such as the high investment costs involved in the production, compression, storage, and transportation of the hydrogen. Looking to the deep sea, Julian Hunt and his colleagues found alternatives that could address these issues.
Article: Blog Post 04 November 2021
Asjad Naqvi and Irene Monasterolo discuss a framework they developed to assess how natural disasters cascade across socioeconomic systems.
Article: Blog Post 18 October 2021
Marina Andrijevic tackles some inconvenient but fundamental issues around climate change adaptation.
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 20 May 2021
Benigna Boza-Kiss, Shonali Pachauri, and Caroline Zimm explain how COVID-19 has impacted the poor in cities and what can be done to increase the future resilience of vulnerable populations.
Article: Blog Post 12 May 2021
Disaster Risk Reduction investments bring a wide variety of benefits, including economic, ecological, and social, but in practice these multiple resilience dividends are often not included in investment appraisals or are not recognized by those making funding decisions. How do we change this?
Article: Blog Post 15 April 2021
The IIASA-ISC Rethinking Energy Solutions Report identifies the negative and positive lessons learnt from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in relation to energy consumption and demand, and recommends several immediate actions.
Article: Blog Post 20 January 2021
Shonali Pachauri discusses a new framework developed at IIASA to more accurately identify the energy poor.
Article: Blog Post 17 December 2020
Greg Davies-Jones finds out how COVID-19 has lightened the carbon footprint of IIASA and uncovers how the institute plans to integrate climate protection and sustainability into everyday research activities.
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 10 November 2020
Xu Wang and Pallav Purohit write about their recent study in which they found that accelerating the transition to climate-friendly and energy-efficient air conditioning in the Chinese residential building sector could expedite building a low-carbon society in China.
Article: Blog Post 22 October 2020
Assessing energy-related choices and the behaviors of households can help us transition to a low-carbon economy. How can research provide more effective decision-making tools to policymakers for better climate change mitigation policies?
Article: Blog Post 18 September 2020
Daniel Huppmann sheds light on how open-source scientific software and FAIR data can bring us one step closer to a community of open science.
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 11 August 2020
IIASA researcher Sibel Eker explores the usefulness and reliability of COVID-19 models for informing decision making about the extent of the epidemic and the healthcare problem.