28 June 2022
28 June 2022
Former IIASA Director General and Secretary-General of the Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO), Pavel Kabat, will visit the institute and meet with the IIASA Executive and research leaders from the IIASA Advancing Systems Analysis and Population and Just Societies programs.
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.
20 June 2022
23 June 2022
Seoul, Republic of Korea and online
SciDataCon is the international conference for scrutiny and discussion of the frontier issues of data in research. The IIASA contribution to SciDataCon 2022 focuses on data stewardship for sustainability science.
08 June 2022
08 June 2022
Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) Group's Reinhard Mechler and Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler presented in a European Commission high-level expert workshop on “Economic aspects of crises and instruments for a resilient economy".
10 June 2022
10 June 2022
Qinhan Zhu from the Systemic Risk and Resilience (SYRR) group participated in the Alumni Forum of the Global Environment Program of Tsinghua University, discussing climate risk analysis and resilience building.
Article: Other 18 June 2022
Options Magazine, Summer 2022: In the effort to combat climate change, the notion of green tax reform has become increasingly common, but how do different carbon tax designs affect people at different income levels?
Article: News 13 June 2022
IIASA Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group Leader, Nadejda Komendantova, has been appointed as an international expert for the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)/Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)’s Constructing a Digital Environment Program.
06 June 2022
16 June 2022
World Convention Center, Bonn
IIASA experts are contributing to a range of discussions and activities during the UNFCC Bonn Climate Change Conference and are hosting a side event focusing on how to accelerate the phase-down of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to achieve a 1.5°C pathway.
Data on built-up surfaces around the world were collected via a Geo-Wiki campaign, where this data set is intended for use as an independent validation of global maps of built-up surfaces.
Article: News 03 June 2022
The Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use signed at COP26 represents a commitment by leaders representing over 85% of the world’s forests to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation by 2030. But could the declaration’s ambitions be too ambiguous? An international team of researchers looked into this question.
Article: Other 01 June 2022
IIASA is dedicated to making science accessible to everyone. Open science helps to amplify the positive scientific and societal impacts of research while also increasing the visibility of the institute and its researchers.
01 June 2022
04 June 2022
Nikita Strelkovskii, Research Scholar at the Cooperation and Transformative Governance (CAT) and Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems (EM) Research Groups at the Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Program, presents the outcomes of the recent IIASA research on systems approaches to modeling national well-being systems at the “Well-Being 2022: Knowledge for informed decisions” conference. His talk titled “A systems view on national well-being and implications of COVID-19 on it” discusses the multi-faceted impact of COVID-19 mitigation policies on various aspects of national well-being – from employment to social support.
A consortium consisting of the SYRR group of IIASA, ETH Zurich, and the InsuResilience Solutions Fund (ISF) will undertake macro-level socio-economic risk modelling, scenario assessment and policy analysis to understand how public sector climate and disaster risk financing strategies interact and complement risk reduction interventions in order to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable countries. IIASA will build on its CatSim Model to not only assess fiscal implications but also study broader resilience impact on relevant case study countries studied. The project will finally seek to develop recommendations on the design of smart support regarding comprehensive risk management for the case study countries.
Article: News 20 May 2022
In recent years, crowdsourcing, which involves recruiting members of the public to help collect data, has been tremendously helpful to provide researchers with unique and rich datasets, while also engaging the public in the process of scientific discovery. In a new study, an international team of researchers explored how crowdsourcing projects can make the most effective use of volunteer contributions.
The project aims to develop annual global land cover maps with a 100m resolution consistent over time, and has been tracking land cover changes since 2015.
The GROW Observatory – an EU-wide citizen science project for growers, gardeners, small-scale farmers, and space scientists.
How will building a sustainable ecosystem of citizen observatories help move citizen science into the mainstream?
Article: News 10 May 2022
IIASA recently instituted a new system of awards to recognize outstanding contributions towards meeting the strategic priorities and values of the institute. We are proud to announce that five IIASA research activities have been recognized in the inaugural 2022 award cycle.
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems (EM) Novel Data Ecosystems for Sustainability (NODES) Biodiversity and Natural Resources (BNR) Water Security (WAT) Integrated Biosphere Futures (IBF) Biodiversity, Ecology, and Conservation (BEC) Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Equity and Justice (EQU)
10 May 2022
10 May 2022
High Level DG Regio Committee Meeting of the European Parliament: Expert testimony of the European Union Solidarity Fund and the Solidarity and Emergency Aid Reserve
Article: News 05 May 2022
Despite successes in reducing poverty globally in the last two decades, almost one billion people are still living without access to reliable and affordable electricity, which in turn negatively affects health and welfare, and impedes sustainable development. Knowing where these people are is crucial if aid and infrastructure are to reach them. A new IIASA-led study proposes a novel method to estimate global economic wellbeing using nighttime satellite images.