United Kingdom

United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) represent the United Kingdom’s membership of IIASA.

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Current collaborations between IIASA and the UK are enhancing UK expertise in developing and applying systems analysis, especially integrated assessment models. Establishing multinational and multidisciplinary teams of researchers is a key building block in IIASA work and many productive partnerships exist between IIASA and UK researchers.

These activities are complemented by scientific exchange with over 550 researchers visiting the UK from IIASA and over 370 researchers, advisors and diplomats visiting IIASA from the UK, over the same period. Beyond continuing these research collaborations, there is significant opportunity to grow the relationship between IIASA and the UK scholarly community, through joint research projects, scientific exchange and collaborative capacity building activities. 

Research highlights:

05 June 2021
Understanding the impacts of climate change

Options Summer 2020: IIASA researchers and colleagues from several other institutions worked together under the auspices of the Green Climate Fund to help developing countries better understand issues around climate mitigation and adaptation, and build local capacity for targeted action to support vulnerable populations.  More

19 March 2021
Is it worth investing in solar PV with batteries at home?

Solar energy is a clean, renewable source of electricity that could potentially play a significant part in fulfilling the world’s energy requirements, but there are still some challenges to fully capitalizing on this potential. Researchers looked into some of the issues that hamper the uptake of solar energy and proposed different policies to encourage the use of this technology.  More

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

On the blog:

03 August 2018
Climate systems science is personal and so are the risks

Dame Julia Slingo and Peter Lemke on translating climate change risk into personally relevant narratives.  More

29 June 2018
Science and the media – An interview with Anne Glover

Dame Anne Glover talks about social media and how she keeps up to date on research news.  More

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United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Sarah Webb

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC); United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)

United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Matthew Dobson

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC); United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)



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