Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC)

The IACC Group leads the development of tools for a new generation of “coupled” global transformation pathways that are able to represent bottom-up local constraints and opportunities at the national and sub-national scale, which is a major focus of the ECE Program.

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IIASA researchers have been spearheading efforts to embed climate change mitigation in the broader context of environmental challenges and sustainable development over the course of the last decade. The IACC Group aims to push the research frontier further in a way that allows for the development of true sustainable development pathways. In this regard, a key research focus is to quantify the benefits of mitigation beyond simple economic considerations to enable a better understanding of how climate impacts will affect different parts of the population and to which degree these are able to adapt. The group also explores the integration of energy and materials to broaden the strategy space beyond classic energy- and land-based mitigation strategies by including important elements of a circular economy approach.  

Latest news:

22 July 2021
Informing policy for long-term global food security

More than 820 million people in the world don’t have enough to eat, while climate change and increasing competition for land and water are further raising concerns about the future balance between food demand and supply. The results of a new IIASA-led study can be used to benchmark global food security projections and inform policy analysis and public debate on the future of food.  More

20 July 2021
The Indus basin: untapped potential for long-term energy storage

Hydropower has massive potential as a source of clean electricity, and the Indus basin can be a key player in fulfilling long-term energy storage demands across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. IIASA researchers explored the role the Indus basin could play to support global sustainable development.  More

15 July 2021
Tracking COVID-19 across Europe

According to the World Health Organization, a third wave of COVID infections is now all but inevitable in Europe. A COVID tracker developed by IIASA researcher Asjad Naqvi, aims to identify, collect, and collate various official regional datasets for European countries, while also combining and homogenizing the data to help researchers and policymakers explore how the virus spreads.  More

13 July 2021
Closing knowledge gaps for sustainable agriculture

IIASA is part of a project funded under the Belmont Forum’s joint Collaborative Research Action on Pathways to Sustainability to develop and apply an indicator system for measuring sustainability in the agricultural sector that will close existing knowledge gaps and facilitate decision making for more sustainable agricultural production.  More

08 July 2021
Dealing with global carbon debt

As atmospheric concentrations of CO2 continue to rise, we are putting future generations at risk of having to deal with a massive carbon debt. IIASA researchers and international colleagues are calling for immediate action to establish responsibility for carbon debt by implementing carbon removal obligations, for example, during the upcoming revision of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.  More

Latest event:

16 Jul 2021
UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program Director, Keywan Riahi, will participate in the UN High-Level Political F... More

14 Jun 2021 - 17 Jun 2021
International Energy Workshop

IIASA researchers discuss future demand for residential space heating and the goal of net-zero emissions at the 39th Ann... More

26 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
Energy Transition Week 2021

IIASA scientists will participate as keynote speakers and panelists at the upcoming virtual Energy Transition Week 2021... More

19 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
IIASA at #vEGU21: Engage - Discover - Inspire

IIASA researchers will participate in the virtual European Geosciences Union 2021. The event aims to provide a forum wh... More

19 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021
IPCC WGIII virtual Lead Author Meeting (eLAM)

IIASA scientists are contributing to the IPCC Working Group III Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Author teams will be gath... More


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CONTACT DETAILS

Volker Krey

Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar

Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Principal Research Scholar

Sustainable Service Systems Research Group

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PUBLICATIONS

Hunt, J. , Falchetta, G., Parkinson, S. , Vinca, A. , Zakeri, B. , Byers, E. , Jurasz, J., Quaranta, E., et al. (2021). Hydropower and seasonal pumped hydropower storage in the Indus basin:pros and cons. Journal of Energy Storage 41, e102916. 10.1016/j.est.2021.102916.

Hunt, J. , Zakeri, B. , de Barros, A.G., Filho, W.L., Marques, A.D., Barbosa, P.S.F., Schneider, P.S., & Farenzena, M. (2021). Buoyancy Energy Storage Technology: An energy storage solution for islands, coastal regions, offshore wind power and hydrogen compression. Journal of Energy Storage 40, e102746. 10.1016/j.est.2021.102746.

Zakeri, B. , Gissey, G.C., Dodds, P.E., & Subkhankulova, D. (2021). Centralized vs. distributed energy storage systems: The case of residential solar PV-battery. Energy, e121443. 10.1016/j.energy.2021.121443. (In Press)

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