Since membership began a number of research collaborations have been developed with IIASA researchers, including projects focused on improving air quality, sustainable land and forest management, the changing energy landscape, and projecting demographics in Malaysia.
Beyond continuing these research collaborations, there is significant opportunity to grow the relationship
between IIASA and Malaysia’s scholarly community, through joint research projects, scientific exchange and collaborative capacity building activities. Opportunities for such activities will be facilitated through the forthcoming IIASA strategic plan 2021-2030 and new IIASA membership strategy, which the Academy of Sciences of Malaysia are helping to shape via their role on the IIASA governing council.
IIASA researchers have used Sentinel 1 satellite imagery from the European Space Agency to produce a map of the extent and year of detection of oil palm plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand that will help policymakers and other stakeholders understand trends in oil palm expansion to inform landscape-level planning. More
Reintroducing airships into the world’s transportation-mix could contribute to lowering the transport sector’s carbon emissions and can play a role in establishing a sustainable hydrogen-based economy. According to the authors of an IIASA-led study, these lighter-than-air aircraft could ultimately increase the feasibility of a 100% sustainable world. More
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INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH MALAYSIA (PDF)
Danylo, O., Pirker, J., Lemoine, G., Ceccherini, G., See, L. , McCallum, I. , Hadi, , Kraxner, F., et al. (2021). A map of the extent and year of detection of oil palm plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Scientific Data 8, art. 96. 10.1038/s41597-021-00867-1.
Hoo, P., Patrizio, P., Leduc, S., Hashim, H., Kraxner, F., Tan, S.T., & Ho, W.S. (2017). Optimal Biomethane Injection into Natural Gas Grid – Biogas from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) in Malaysia. Energy Procedia 105, 562-569. 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.357.
Pirker, J., Mosnier, A., Toth, G., Giustarini, L., Austin, K., & Peuser, L. (2017). Zero deforestation palm oil from Malaysia: the Ferrero experience. In: Zero deforestation: A commitment to change. Eds. Pasiecznik, N. & Savenije, H., pp. 42-48 Wageningen, The Netherlands: Tropenbos International. ISBN 978-90-5113-134-5
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