Research collaborations between IIASA and Austria have been highly productive throughout IIASA history. Since 2010, this cooperation has involved over 55 Austrian organizations and led to over a 1,900 scientific publications.
Recent joint studies focused on Austria, have included an in‑depth assessment of climate change, analyses of demographic change, investigations into the potential of biofuels, and the development of innovative techniques to collect land use data. Additionally, many young Austrian scientists are profiting from IIASA capacity building activities. Underpinning the joint work is systems analysis—one of the few research tools with the breadth and depth to explore complex global problems and how they impact countries.
As the IIASA host country, Austria also benefits from the arrival of considerable international scientific talent to IIASA, and a significant amount of scientific exchange through events, lectures, and visits in addition to joint projects between IIASA researchers and Austrian institutions. In turn IIASA greatly benefits from a wide range of Austrian support, including the buildings that house the Institute. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of interactions between IIASA and Austria since 2010.
The terms “co-creation” and “co-production”, which denote the possibility for laypeople to participate in decision-making processes that affect their lives, have been gaining popularity. A new IIASA-led study explored options for empowering citizens as a driver for moving from awareness about the need to transform energy systems to action and participation. More
IIASA is collaborating with 14 partner institutions from Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain on a new research project aimed at developing a transnational system for monitoring biodiversity and ecosystems in Europe. More
The coronavirus pandemic poses an enormous challenge for the domestic and global economy. Despite the measures taken by the Austrian government, the consequences of the lockdown and partial suspension of global trade flows will be felt for a long time. More
Awareness of climate change and its impacts is not enough to move people to action. New research on how people’s worldviews affect their perceptions and actions could help policymakers and activists reframe the discussion around climate change mitigation. More
Tamás Krisztin discusses air travel restrictions and how effective they really are in terms of curbing the spread of COVID-19. More
Erich Striessnig discusses the risks posed by COVID-19 and shares research insights around the socioeconomic indicators related to the pandemic in Austria. More
Last edited: 27 May 2021
Infosheet on IIASA activities with Austria
Zwickl-Bernhard, S. (2021). Disclosing the heat density of centralized heatnetworks in Austria 2050 under the 1.5°C climate target. IIASA YSSP Report. Laxenburg, Austria: IIASA
Komendantova, N. (2021). Transferring awareness into action: A meta-analysis of the behavioral drivers of energy transitions in Germany, Austria, Finland, Morocco, Jordan and Iran. Energy Research & Social Science 71, e101826. 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101826.
Johnson, D., See, L. , Oswald, S.M., Prokop, G., & Krisztin, T. (2020). A cost–benefit analysis of implementing urban heat island adaptation measures in small- and medium-sized cities in Austria. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, e239980832097468. 10.1177/2399808320974689.
Schrot, O., Krimm, H., & Schinko, T. (2020). Enabling Early Career Sustainability Researchers to Conduct Transdisciplinary Research: Insights from Austria. Challenges in Sustainability 8 (1) 10.12924/cis2020.08010030.
Leitner, M., Babcicky, P., Schinko, T. , & Glas, N. (2020). The status of climate risk management in Austria. Assessing the governance landscape and proposing ways forward for comprehensively managing flood and drought risk. Climate Risk Management 30, e100246. 10.1016/j.crm.2020.100246.
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