Article: News 28 March 2023
IIASA researchers collaborated with the FAIRR Initiative – a collaborative investor network – on the development of a new IPCC-aligned climate risk analysis tool for investors. Analyses done using the new tool, show that climate-related cost increases could significantly affect the bottom lines of the largest listed livestock companies unless new strategies are urgently adopted.
Article: News 24 March 2023
IIASA researchers contributed to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released earlier this week. The report highlights that there are multiple feasible and effective options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to human-caused climate change, and they are available now.
Article: News 21 March 2023
IIASA Interim Deputy Director for Science, Wolfgang Lutz, has received the Austrian Research Association’s 2023 Science Prize for his excellent scientific achievements and the scientific-political relevance and high topicality of his research.
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 20 February 2023
Shell has announced the appointment of former IIASA Deputy Director General for Science, Leena Srivastava, to its Board as Non-Executive Director effective from 13 March 2023.
Article: News 13 February 2023
H.E. Gilles Pécout, Ambassador of the French Republic to the Republic of Austria, and H.E. Stefano Beltrame, Ambassador of the Italian Republic to the Republic of Austria, recently paid a joint visit to IIASA to meet with the institute’s leadership and discuss possible research collaboration between their countries and IIASA.
Article: News 24 January 2023
Researchers working on the FACE-Africa project have co-developed country-specific information and tools with Gambian food system stakeholders to evaluate possible strategies for adapting to climate change and ensuring sufficient healthy food for The Gambia. Their recommendations and key findings are now available in a new IIASA policy brief.
Article: News 20 January 2023
IIASA recently welcomed Austria's Federal Minister for Education, Science, and Research, Martin Polaschek, to discuss ongoing research projects and explore potential collaborations between the institute and the Austrian government.
Article: News 29 November 2022
IIASA researchers contributed to a recent report published by the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) calling for coordinated action on climate change and nature loss.
Article: News 24 November 2022
IIASA congratulates Fu Bojie on receiving this year’s TWAS – Lenovo Science Award, in recognition of his seminal contribution to the understanding of interactions between human beings and the environment, and their implications for sustainability.
Article: News 16 November 2022
Human-driven methane emissions account for nearly 45% of current net warming. The Global Methane Assessment 2030 baseline report, issued by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and coauthored by IIASA researcher Lena Höglund-Isaksson, evaluates the progress of global reduction efforts. If the world is to keep global temperature rise below 1.5° and 2°C targets, swift action is needed.
Article: News 14 November 2022
In a new study just published in the journal Nature Sustainability, an international team of scientists from the Earth Commission, convened by Future Earth, investigated the Earth system impacts of escaping poverty and achieving a dignified life for all. The research was inspired by discussions on potential trade-offs between achieving social and environmental goals.
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 10 November 2022
Europe needs healthy ecosystems that benefit biodiversity and people and are resilient to climate change. The Horizon Europe NaturaConnect Project will support European Union governments and other public and private institutions in designing a coherent, resilient and well-connected Trans-European Nature Network.
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 13 October 2022
IIASA researchers contributed to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)’s Living Planet Report 2022, which highlights the stark outlook of the state of nature and urgently warns governments, businesses, and the public to take transformative action to reverse the destruction of biodiversity.
Article: News 05 October 2022
On 3 October 2022, citizen science networks and practitioners from around the world welcomed the formation of the Citizen Science Global Partnership (CSGP), a newly established association which seeks to promote and advance citizen science for a sustainable world.