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 22 May 2023
Bárbara Willaarts and Thomas Schinko join SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Acadamies) for an episode of their Science for Policy Podcast! They explain why transdisciplinary means more than just collaborating with other areas of science, why co-creation means more than just working with policymakers to understand their needs, and why both are needed to give really good quality policy advice.
Article: News 11 May 2023
When people leave their rural lives behind to seek their fortunes in the city or agriculture is no longer profitable, the lands they toiled on are often left unused. A new perspective piece in Science shows that these abandoned lands could be both an opportunity and a threat for biodiversity, and highlights why abandoned lands are critical in the assessment of global restoration and conservation targets.
Article: News 10 May 2023
In recent conferences, the FLAM model, developed by researchers Andrey Krasovskiy and Shelby Corning, has captivated audiences with its valuable applications in wildfire dynamics and future projections under climate change scenarios. These presentations, held at renowned conferences and symposiums, have garnered positive feedback and paved the way for potential future collaborations.
Article: News 09 May 2023
Fungal networks interconnecting trees in a forest is a key factor that determines the nature of forests and their response to climate change. These networks have also been viewed as a means for trees to help their offspring and other tree-friends, according to the increasingly popular “mother-tree hypothesis”. An international group of researchers re-examined the evidence for and against this hypothesis in a new study.
Article: News 25 April 2023
IIASA researchers present results from the WaterStressAT project at the Renexpo Interhydro Conference in Salzburg.
Article: News 12 April 2023
A delegation from Peking University, led by the President, Qihuang Gong, visited IIASA to discuss strengthening research collaborations with IIASA scientists.
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 27 March 2023
Horizon Europe project RAINFOREST kick-off meeting
Article: News 22 March 2023
Petr Havlík has been appointed to lead the IIASA Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) Program.
01 March 2023
European conservation leaders gather to boost collective dialogue for a Trans-European Nature Network
More than 70 leading EU policy and governmental decision makers came together to lay the foundation for a bold new vision for Europe's nature protection in the first NaturaConnect stakeholder event this year.
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 31 January 2023
IIASA's Water Security Group Leader Dr Taher Kahil interviewed for Die Press
Article: News 27 January 2023
New research just published in Nature Sustainability shows that expanding global seaweed farming could go a long way to addressing the planet’s food security, biodiversity loss, and climate change challenges.
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 18 January 2023
Carbon dioxide removal is key to meeting the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. A new study analyzes what fair and equitable burden-sharing means for nature-based carbon dioxide removal in developing countries.
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 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 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.