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: News 17 June 2022
It is our pleasure to announce that IIASA Emeritus Research Scholar, Arnulf Grubler, has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea.
This Scenario Explorer presents an ensemble of quantitative, model-based pathways underpinning the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of Working Group III by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), entitled Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change.
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.
13 June 2022
13 June 2022
Aula der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Wien
IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program Director Keywan Riahi will participate in a panel discussion about weather extremes at a Science Talk jointly organized by the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the newspaper Kurier.
14 June 2022
14 June 2022
Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program Director Keywan Riahi will participate in a panel on digitalization and climate change at this year’s Austrian World Summit. The conference, part of the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative, brings together leaders from science, government, business, and civil society to provide a platform for exchange on climate action.
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.
Article: News 30 May 2022
With the rapid reduction in the costs of renewable energy generation, such as wind and solar power, there is a growing need for energy storage technologies to make sure that electricity supply and demand are balanced properly. IIASA researchers have come up with a new energy storage concept that could turn tall buildings into batteries to improve the power quality in urban settings.
03 June 2022
03 June 2022
This webinar is part of a series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. The event will look at paleo insights on climate change and how it has impacted societies - sometimes leading to their collapse.
19 May 2022
19 May 2022
IIASA and PEER are organizing a workshop to identify ways forward in the development of climate services.
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.
Article: News 04 May 2022
IIASA is proud to announce that Energy, Climate, and Environment Program Director, Keywan Riahi has been elected as a corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) ̶ Austria’s largest non-university research and science institution.
Article: News 03 May 2022
Researchers from the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program found that agricultural efforts in downstream countries in Central Asia, traditionally hampered by a lack of water for irrigation during the summer growing season, would be significantly boosted with a “dual water and energy storage scheme”, which also paves the way for high shares of renewable energy generation in the region.
28 April 2022
29 April 2022
Online by invitation
IIASA lead authors from Working Groups II and III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report will present the main findings at an event co-organized with the Climate Change Center Austria, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, and the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The event will take place in German.
Article: News 21 April 2022
There is an increasing awareness in the scientific community that open-source scientific software is an integral requirement for open science, increasing transparency, and the reproducibility of research findings. Two manuscripts by IIASA researchers presenting state-of-the-art developments furthering these goals were recently recognized by the scientific journals where these works were published.
Article: News 06 April 2022
Between 2010 and 2019, average annual global greenhouse gas emissions were at their highest levels in human history, but the rate of growth has slowed. Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach. However, there is increasing evidence of the success of climate action, said scientists in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.