01 April 2016
IIASA, Laxenburg

INRA visit to IIASA

A delegation from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) visited IIASA on 1 April to further strengthen their research partnership and to discuss possible areas of collaboration.

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As the leading agricultural institute in Europe, IIASA research partner and French-based INRA conducts research for high-quality foods, competitive and sustainable agriculture, and a sustainable environment. Research collaboration between IIASA and INRA on Livestock Production Scenarios has been highly productive – the aim is now to continue discussing society’s challenges on food, nutrition, agriculture and the environment, and to explore new joint research possibilities.

High-level meetings took place at IIASA with Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and CEO, IIASA's program directors, and:

  • Dr. François Houllier, President and CEO, INRA
  • Dr. Bernard Esmein, European Senior Officer, INRA
  • Dr. Hervé Guyomard, Scientific Director, Department of Agriculture, INRA
  • Dr. Robert Habib, Head, International Scientific Partnerships, INRA
  • Dr. Jean-François Soussana, Scientific Director, Department of Environment, INRA
  • Dr. Claire Weill, Member of the Scientific Board of Directors, Scientific Direction Environment, INRA
  • H.E. Ms. Marion Paradas, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the UN and the International Organisations in Vienna

The meeting agenda included presentations on each IIASA research program, followed by roundtable discussions.

Dr. François Houllier, President and CEO, INRA, and Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and CEO © IIASA

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Under current legislation, air pollution hotspots will remain in major European cities such as Paris, Warsaw and Milan, and in Eastern Europe and Southern Poland, according to a new study published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and colleagues around Europe.

IIASA’s Pavel Kabat (Director General and CEO) and Markus Amann (Program Director, Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases) provide evidence to the French Senate inquiry committee on the economic and financial cost of air pollution in April 2015.

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