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The People's Republic of China became a member of IIASA in 2002, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) is China’s National Member Organization.

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Research collaborations between IIASA and the People’s Republic of China (China) have been highly productive since China became a member country of IIASA in 2002 through the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Since 2010, research collaborations between IIASA and China have focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable agriculture, water resources, disaster preparedness, demography, and the transition to a sustainable energy system in China.


Research highlights: 

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

28 September 2021
Future prosperity in China is unlikely to be hindered by population aging

New research on China suggests that declining birth rates and an aging population might not hinder future prosperity when associated with better education of the young.  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

09 June 2021
Adapting to droughts in South Africa

Options Summer 2020: Smallholder farmers in the Western Cape of South Africa are particularly vulnerable to the region’s recurrent droughts. IIASA researchers looked into the impacts of the most recent drought to hit the region and how smallholder farmers adapted to the situation.  More

On the blog:

23 September 2021
Paris Agreement politics at play: the case for carbon dioxide removal

Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) participant Felix Schenuit dives into the politics and challenges surrounding carbon dioxide removal in international climate negotiations.  More

10 November 2020
Exploring co-benefits of green cooling in China

Xu Wang and Pallav Purohit explain how climate-friendly and energy-efficient air conditioning could expedite building a low-carbon society in China.  More

14 February 2020
Cost effective solutions to manage nutrient pollution in the Yangtze

Maryna Strokal discusses a new integrated approach to finding cost-effective solutions for nutrient pollution and coastal eutrophication developed with IIASA colleagues.  More

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PUBLICATIONS

Liu, Y., Cui, Q., Liu, Y., Zhang, J., Zhou, M., Ali, T., Yang, L., Feng, K., et al. (2021). Countermeasures against economic crisis from COVID-19 pandemic in China: An analysis of effectiveness and trade-offs. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 59, 482-495. 10.1016/j.strueco.2021.09.017.

Clark, A. (2021). Understanding the employment and fiscal consequences of coal phase-out in China. IIASA YSSP Report. Laxenburg, Austria: IIASA

Cai, W., Zhang, C., Zhang, S., Ai, S., Bai, Y., Bao, J., Chen, B., Chang, N., et al. (2021). The 2021 China report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: seizing the window of opportunity. The Lancet Public Health 10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00209-7. (In Press)

Zhao, H., Chang, J. , Havlik, P. , van Dijk, M., Valin, H. , Janssens, C., Ma, L., Bai, Z., et al. (2021). China’s future food demand and its implications for trade and environment. Nature Sustainability 10.1038/s41893-021-00784-6. (In Press)

David, L.M., Barth, M., Höglund-Isaksson, L. , Purohit, P. , Velders, G.J.M., Glaser, S., & Ravishankara, A.R. (2021). Trifluoroacetic acid deposition from emissions of HFO-1234yf in India, China, and the Middle East. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 (19), 14833-14849. 10.5194/acp-21-14833-2021.

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