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:

19 October 2021
Road impacts on ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is developing rapidly. With growing economies and increased trade, major road infrastructure plans have been developed for the region, which also hosts some of the world’s most unique and diverse ecosystems. New research looked into how roads might impact ecosystems in the region.  More

19 October 2021
Joeri Rogelj receives ISC Early Career Scientist Award for Europe

IIASA researcher Joeri Rogelj received the Early Career Science Award for Europe during the International Science Council (ISC) General Assembly in Paris last week for his exceptional contribution to science, international scientific collaboration, and policy engagement.  More

18 October 2021
Exploring the global environmental impacts of China's growing demand for food

Ensuring China’s future food security will have huge environmental impacts, both domestically and globally. A study by IIASA researchers and Chinese colleagues shows that carefully designed policies across the whole of China’s food system, including international trade, are crucial to ensuring that future demand can be satisfied without destroying the environment.  More

15 October 2021
IIASA-led project a finalist for the Decision Analysis Practice Award

An innovative research project led by researchers from the IIASA Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group is among the three finalists for the Decision Analysis Practice Award.  More

11 October 2021
How recovery from COVID-19’s impact on energy demand could help meet climate targets

The pandemic-related drop in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 was likely the largest on record in a single year, but how our recovery might affect future emissions is less clear. New modeling examines alternative scenarios and how they could impact climate mitigation targets.  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

28 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021
Power Tech 2021

IIASA researcher discusses the importance of open-source models in energy systems analysis at PowerTech 2021. 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

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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 - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

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PUBLICATIONS

Zimm, C. & Nakicenovic, N. (2022). What are the implications of the Paris Agreement for inequality? In: Making Climate Action More Effective: Lessons Learned from the First Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Eds. Pauw, W.P. & Klein, R.J.T., Routledge. ISBN 9780367754082

Hunt, J. , Weber, N., Zakeri, B. , Diaby, A.T., Byrne, P., Filho, W.L., & Schneider, P.S. (2021). Deep seawater cooling and desalination: Combining seawater air conditioning and desalination. Sustainable Cities and Society 74, e103257. 10.1016/j.scs.2021.103257.

Nakicenovic, N. (2021). Globale Energietransformation hin zu Netto-Null. In: Deutschlands Neue Agenda: Die Transformation von Wirtschaft und Staat in eine klimaneutrale und digitale Gesellschaft. Eds. Grimm, V., Lang, J., Messner, D., Meyer, D., Meyer, L., Mikutta, S. & Schaible, S., pp. 141-148 Berlin, Germany: Econ-Verlag. ISBN ‎ 978-3430210690

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