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Johannes Bednar

Research Scholar

Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems Research Group

Advancing Systems Analysis


Johannes Bednar is a research scholar in the Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems Research Group of the IIASA Advancing Systems Analysis Program. He is also currently pursuing his DPhil in Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford in the UK.

His research delves into the multifaceted role of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) technologies, exploring their broader political and economic dimensions within climate mitigation scenarios. He has made significant contributions to the academic discourse through publications in Nature journals, focusing on the development of innovative policies to finance CDR and advancing our understanding of the feasibility of climate mitigation scenarios.

With master's degrees in Physics and European Studies, Bednar brings a diverse skill set to his research. In addition to his academic pursuits, he has practical experience as a project manager at a leading Austrian energy utility firm where he successfully supervised the implementation of a corporate customer relationship management (CRM)-solution. He has also worked as a software engineer specializing in energy portfolio optimization with a focus on utilizing stochastic linear optimization techniques.

Last update: 18 JUL 2023


Bednar, J., Baklanov, A. , & Macinante, J. (2023). The Carbon Removal Obligation: Updated analytical model and scenario analysis. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-23-001

Khabarov, N. , Bednar, J., Smirnov, A. , & Obersteiner, M. (2022). Social Cost of Carbon: Systems Analysis Perspective & Relevance to Policy Targets. In: Systems Analysis for Reducing Footprints and Enhancing Resilience, 16-17 November, 2022, Vienna, Austria.