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Research Assistant Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group
Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group
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Adriano Vinca is a research assistant in the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program. Since his appointment in 2017, he has worked on modeling the interactions between water-, energy-, land, and climate systems for policy analysis, while obtaining a PhD (2021) in systems modeling at the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Victoria, Canada.
His current main research interests include climate change adaptation strategies across the water, energy, and land sectors; studying policy solutions to achieve primary resource access in developing countries, and the synergies between such policies.
At IIASA, he was involved in the Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land (ISWEL) project, developing an integrated model (NExus Solution Tool, NEST) to assess water-energy-land nexus challenges at the river basin scale level. The first application of the model focuses on the Indus river basin and is based on strong stakeholder engagement and interaction. One main point of interest is to disentangle the complexity of multi-sector and international long-term policy planning for sustainable development.
Vinca was directly involved in capacity training and dissemination of the NEST framework to partners and stakeholders interested in new applications of the model.
Within ECE, Vinca also contributes to the development of the global MESSAGEix Integrated Assessment Model (IAM) and its modeling platform, and he is interested in connecting models based on the MESSAGEix structure that scope different temporal and spatial scales.
In addition to his PhD, Vinca holds an MSc degree (2017) and a BSc degree (2014) in Energy Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He was a visiting scholar and research assistant at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, where he contributed to the improvement of the WITCH IAM. Part of his work focused on exploring the potential of carbon capture and storage technologies in mitigation scenarios and the associated risk of CO2 leakage, and implementing a dedicated module within the WITCH model.
Last update: 11 JUN 2021
Kikstra, J. , Vinca, A. , Lovat, F. , Boza-Kiss, B. , van Ruijven, B. , Wilson, C., Rogelj, J., Zakeri, B. , et al. (2021). COVID-19 impacts on energy demand can help reduce long-term mitigation challenge. Nature Portfolio 10.21203/rs.3.rs-155224/v1. (Submitted)
Willaarts, B. , Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , Riahi, K. , Byers, E. , & Heyl, A. (2021). Cooperation and joint investments are key to sustainable development in the Indus basin. IIASA Policy Brief. Laxenburg, Austria: PB-28
Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , Riahi, K. , Byers, E. , Siddiqi, A., Muhammad, A., Ilyas, A., Yogeswaran, N., et al. (2020). Transboundary cooperation a potential route to sustainable development in the Indus basin. Nature Sustainability 10.1038/s41893-020-00654-7.
Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , & Riahi, K. (2020). Benefits of Cross-Border Cooperation for Achieving Water-Energy-Land Sustainable Development Goals in the Indus Basin. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-13296. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.
Wada, Y. , Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , Willaarts, B. , Magnuszewski, P., Mochizuki, J. , Mayor, B., Wang, Y., et al. (2019). Co-designing Indus Water-Energy-Land Futures. One Earth 10.1016/j.oneear.2019.10.006.
Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , Byers, E. , Burek, P. , Khan, Z., Krey, V. , Diuana, F., Wang, Y., et al. (2019). The Nexus Solutions Tool (NEST): An open platform for optimizing multi-scale energy-water-land system transformations. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions 13 (3), 1095-1121. 10.5194/gmd-2019-134.
Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , Byers, E. , & Burek, P. (2019). Achieving Climate-Land-Energy-Water Sustainable Development Goals in the Indus Basin. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019, 7–12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria.
Willaarts, B. , Magnuszewski, P., Palazzo, A. , Parkinson, S. , Mayor Rodriguez, B., Vinca, A. , van Dijk, M., & Langan, S. (2019). Bridging the gap across scales in scenario planning: Co-designing water-energy-land visions and pathways in transboundary basins. In: Scenario Forum Conference, 10-13 March 2019, Denver, USA.
Huppmann, D. , Gidden, M. , Fricko, O. , Kolp, P., Orthofer, C., Pimmer, M., Kushin, N., Vinca, A. , et al. (2019). The MESSAGEix Integrated Assessment Model and the ix modeling platform (ixmp). Environmental Modelling & Software 112, 143-156. 10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.11.012.
Vinca, A. , Rottoli, M., Marangoni, G., & Tavoni, M. (2018). The role of carbon capture and storage electricity in attaining 1.5 and 2 °C. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 78, 148-159. 10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.07.020.
Willaarts, B. , Langan, S. , Balkovic, J. , Burek, P. , Byers, E. , Deppermann, A., Frank, S. , Gidden, M. , et al. (2018). Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy and Land Progress report 3. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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