India

Research collaborations between IIASA and India stretch back to the 1970s, but the relationship became far more productive after India became a national member of IIASA in 2007 through the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC).

© Leonid Andronov | Dreamstime

© Leonid Andronov | Dreamstime

Multiple research collaborations with partners in India as diverse as the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) have brought new insights to the challenges that India faces.

In particular, IIASA applied systems analysis has brought a global perspective, interdisciplinary research expertise, and policy relevance to issues ranging from the future of India’s energy system to increasing the country’s food production. 


Latest research news:

11 February 2021
Raising climate ambitions could save millions of lives

Adopting policies that are consistent with achieving the Paris Agreement and prioritize health, could annually save 6.4 million lives due to healthier diets, 1.6 million lives due to cleaner air, and 2.1 million lives due to increased physical activity, according to new research.  More

14 December 2020
Cooperation across boundaries and sectors could boost sustainable development in South Asia

A new analysis of food, energy, water, and climate change in the Indus Basin shows how a cross-boundary and multi-sectoral perspective could lead to economic benefits and lower costs for all countries involved.  More

18 November 2020
Tackling the growing challenge of urban air pollution

How can fast growing cities keep air pollution in check? A recent World Bank report highlighting IIASA research explores this tricky question, looking at the kinds of policies and actions cities have taken to tackle poor local air quality, thus providing lessons for other cities.  More

On the blog:

28 February 2020
Is India’s Ujjwala cooking gas program a success or failure?

Abhishek Kar shares his thoughts on the Indian government’s Ujjwala program, which aims to scale up household access to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for clean cooking.  More

31 July 2019
My postdoc experience at IIASA

IIASA alumna Nandita Saikia, looks back on the two years that she spent living in Austria while working as a postdoctoral researcher in the World Population Program.  More

22 July 2019
Beyond averages and aggregates

Shonali Pachauri explains why data, indicators, and monitoring at finer scales are important to ensure that everyone benefits from policies aimed at achieving development goals.  More


Print this page

Last edited: 14 July 2020

NMO DETAILS

The Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)

Pradeep Srivastava

The Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)

Sangeeta Baksi

Principal Scientific Officer, Scientist E, Advanced Composites Programme, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)

Info Sheet on IIASA Activities with India

PUBLICATIONS

Dimitrova, A.K., Marois, G., Kiesewetter, G., K.C., S., Rafaj, P. , & Tonne, C. (2021). Health impacts of fine particles under climate change mitigation, air quality control, and demographic change in India. Environmental Research Letters 10.1088/1748-9326/abe5d5. (In Press)

Gibson, M., Rao, N. , Slade, R.B., Pereira, J.P., & Rogelj, J. (2020). The role of energy in mitigating grain storage losses in India and the impact for nutrition. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 163, e105100. 10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105100.

Peng, W., Dai, H., Guo, H., Purohit, P. , Urpelainen, J., Wagner, F. , Wu, Y., & Zhang, H. (2020). The Critical Role of Policy Enforcement in Achieving Health, Air Quality, and Climate Benefits from India’s Clean Electricity Transition. Environmental Science & Technology 54 (19), 11720-11731. 10.1021/acs.est.0c01622.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313