Article: News 26 May 2023
IIASA was honored to welcome a delegation from the Office of the President of the 77th UN General Assembly led by H.E. Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi earlier this week.
Article: News 04 May 2023
Until recently, most competition authorities have prioritized consumer welfare and efficiency in their approach to regulate industry markets. However, the multisided nature of the platform economy means that monitoring of markets must consider not just consumer welfare, but also the welfare of complementors, third parties, and all participants of digital platform ecosystems (DPE) in the short and long term.
Article: News 04 May 2023
A person using digital communication leaves behind a trail of information on their activities, their interactions, and even some about who they are. Social media has become quintessential to the modern lives of billions of people which means that billions of trails are recorded on social media and communications platforms. This data has come to be a treasure trove of aggregated information which scientists can use to decipher the most unique trends and behaviors on a societal level. As part of her ongoing research at ASA, Elena Rovenskaya presented on the significance of social media as a source of information for science and its usefulness in understanding complex systems behaviors.
04 May 2023
Improving science systems to better respond to novel global challenges: IIASA research insights at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2023 Conference
On 25th and 26th of April 2023, IIASA researchers Elena Rovenskaya and Pratik Patil participated as panelists in the EGU conference, which brings together geoscientists from all over the world to discuss latest research on geosciences, climate change, risk and resilience, energy, citizen science, and more. Their contributions were based on their research as part of the Transformations within Reach project at the IIASA
Article: News 27 April 2023
IIASA Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group Leader, Nadejda Komendantova, has been appointed as an independent expert on the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Foresight Expert Panel established in cooperation with the International Science Council (ISC).
Article: News 15 March 2023
Africa is the continent that will be most adversely affected by climate change. IIASA researchers are collaborating on Yoma OR – an ambitious project aimed at helping young people grow their digital skills as a first step on a journey from learning to earning using AI, blockchain, and crowdsourcing.
Article: News 03 February 2023
IIASA is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) awards. The awards provide financial support for three exceptional young scientists to return to IIASA for an additional three months of research.
Article: News 25 January 2023
A new Horizon Europe project led by IIASA called Urban ReLeaf leverages citizen science for public sector innovation.
Article: News 19 December 2022
Economic thinking has continuously sought inspiration from natural sciences such as physics, biology, and mechanics. Elena Rovenskaya, as part of her ongoing research in ASA, delivered a presentation on the ecological concepts and theories which can revive economic thinking to better inform competition law and policy formulations in a dynamic digital environment.
14 December 2022
First workshop of the Transformations within Reach initiative's Community of Science and Practice (CoSP)
The Transformations within Reach initiative held its first online workshop on 27 October 2022. As a starting point, a group of experts synthesized how to catalyze societal transformations toward sustainability.
Article: News 12 December 2022
On 28 and 29 of November, Paris hosted senior policymakers, scientists, and industry stakeholders at the renowned 5th Dialogue of Continents forum. This year’s theme "The End of Abundance, The Birth of Resilience" was set in view of President Macron’s recent speech, which cautioned that the world faces depleting natural resources and technological resources and hangs at a tipping point of reform.
07 December 2022
Reinhard Mechler joins Advisory Committee on Climate Resilience of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
CGAP is a global partnership of more than 30 leading development organizations that works to advance the lives of poor people, especially women, through financial inclusion.
Article: News 15 November 2022
IIASA is proud to announce that 11 researchers from across various IIASA programs have been named on the 2022 Highly Cited Researchers™ list from Clarivate.
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems (EM) Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) Integrated Biosphere Futures (IBF) Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation (BEC) Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Pollution Management (PM) Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC)
Article: News 11 November 2022
Global carbon emissions in 2022 remain at record levels with no sign of the decrease that is urgently needed to limit warming to 1.5°C, according to the Global Carbon Project science team. If current emissions levels persist, there is now a 50% chance that global warming of 1.5°C will be exceeded in nine years.
Article: News 09 November 2022
With COP27 underway in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the subject of climate-related losses and damages is once again expected to take center stage. IIASA contributed to a new policy brief by the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, of which IIASA is a member, which provides important facts, figures, and context that outline just how vital it is that progress is made on this issue.
Article: News 24 October 2022
The possibility of global temperatures exceeding the Paris Agreement 1.5°C target is rising every year. We already face the impact of climate change through often extreme weather conditions which threaten ecosystems and risk livelihoods. Yet, current plans to reach net-zero emissions targets do not go far enough to achieve the 1.5C target in time.
21 October 2022
Elena Rovenskaya, Program Director of Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) contributes to the Budapest Eurasia Forum 2022 organized by the Central Bank of Hungary
As the world faces enormous transposition of the economic, political, and environmental world order, Hungary seeks a golden opportunity to act as a bridge which fuses the two diverse continents of Asia and Europe. On 19 and 20 September, Budapest hosted internationally esteemed speakers and participants to discuss exactly such opportunities.
21 October 2022
How reverse globalization hinders regulatory power in an era of concentrated digital markets: discussions from the 8th Eurasian Antitrust Forum
IIASA researchers participated in a workshop which discussed exactly how competition authorities can unentangle themselves from reverse globalization effects and forge a harmonized, ecosystem-based governance approach for digital markets.
Article: News 19 October 2022
IIASA researchers have analyzed the discussion on eight different conspiracy theories that was spread widely on Twitter during the pandemic. Their work makes it possible to not only estimate the number of conspiracy related tweets, but also to compare the theories among themselves and identify patterns in their discussion.
Article: News 17 October 2022
The Covid-19 pandemic and the return of military conflict to Europe are two of the present’s defining crises. A new IIASA-led study sheds light on their ramifications for the global energy system.