26 January 2018

IIASA joins the Council for Global Problem-Solving

IIASA has become a member of the Council for Global Problem-Solving (CGP), a circle of world-class think tanks and research institutions committed to providing long-term policy advice to the G20 and associated international organizations. 

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Members of the CGP are chosen with a view to mobilizing best thinking and best practice worldwide to work together in overcoming problems we all share.

IIASA will join leading institutions such as the Oxford Martin School, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the New Economic School with the common aim of identifying and addressing transnational problems to provide policy advice to the G20 on a long-term basis.

“We are delighted that IIASA has been accepted to be a member of the Council of Global Problem-Solving. IIASA has a track record of delivering global, regional, and national perspectives and impact through conducting excellent, independent, interdisciplinary research into real-world problems. We look forward to a successful strategic partnership with fellow council members.” says IIASA Deputy Director General/Deputy CEO Professor Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic.

Much of the institute’s current research plan (2016-2020) focuses on finding pathways for global transformations that tackle the multiple challenges of rapid globalization, radical shifts in economic and political power, pressing environmental problems, and geopolitical conflicts—all major challenges on the agenda of the G20.

IIASA conducts its research in collaboration with large international research networks in its member countries, twelve of which are from the G20: Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States.

The Council for Global Problem-Solving (CGP)

The CGP includes leading think tanks, academic institutions, and policy making organizations from the G20 countries and beyond, with the common aim of identifying and addressing transnational problems in the spirit of global citizenship.

The members of the CGP fulfill the following requirements:

1. They generate world-class research relevant to G20 problems.

2. They seek to provide policy advice to the G20 on a long-term basis.

3. They have access to relevant policy makers in their own countries, as well as at the

    international level.

4. They have strong contacts to other think tanks of the T20, enabling them to draw on research and policy expertise in diverse areas of specialization.

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Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Emeritus Research Scholar Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

Emeritus Research Scholar Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group - Energy, Climate, and Environment Program

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