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Research Assistant Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group
Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group
Energy, Climate, and Environment Program
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Adriano Vinca is a research assistant with the Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program at IIASA and PhD candidate at the University of Victoria, Canada. Current main research interests are, (i) climate change adaptation strategies across the water, energy and land sectors. (ii) studying policy solutions to achieving energy, water and food access in developing countries, and the synergies between such policies.
At IIASA he was involved in the Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land (ISWEL) project, developing an integrated model (NExus Solution Tool, NEST) to assess water-energy-land nexus challenges at the river basin scale level. The first application of the model focuses on the Indus river basin and is based on a strong stakeholder engagement and interaction. One main interest is to disentangle the complexity of multi-sector and international long-term policy planning for sustainable development.
Mr. Vinca is directly involved in capacity training and dissemination of the NEST framework to partners and stakeholder interested in new applications of the model.
Within ECE, Mr. Vinca also contributes to the development of the global MESSAGEix IAM and its modeling platform, and he is interested in connecting models based on the MESSAGEix structure that scope different temporal and spatial scales.
Mr. Vinca holds an MSc degree (2017) and a BSc degree (2014) in Energy Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. He was a visiting scholar and research assistant at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, where he contributed to the improvement of the WITCH integrated assessment model. Part of his work focused on exploring the potential of carbon capture and storage technologies in mitigation scenarios and the associated risk of CO2 leakage, and implementing a dedicated module within the WITCH model.
Last update: 13 APR 2021
Kikstra, J. , Vinca, A. , Lovat, F. , Boza-Kiss, B. , van Ruijven, B. , Wilson, C., Rogelj, J., Zakeri, B. , et al. (2021). COVID-19 impacts on energy demand can help reduce long-term mitigation challenge. Nature Portfolio 10.21203/rs.3.rs-155224/v1. (Submitted)
Willaarts, B. , Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , Riahi, K. , Byers, E. , & Heyl, A. (2021). Cooperation and joint investments are key to sustainable development in the Indus basin. IIASA Policy Brief. Laxenburg, Austria: PB-28
Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , Riahi, K. , Byers, E. , Siddiqi, A., Muhammad, A., Ilyas, A., Yogeswaran, N., et al. (2020). Transboundary cooperation a potential route to sustainable development in the Indus basin. Nature Sustainability 10.1038/s41893-020-00654-7.
Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , & Riahi, K. (2020). Benefits of Cross-Border Cooperation for Achieving Water-Energy-Land Sustainable Development Goals in the Indus Basin. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-13296. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.
Wada, Y. , Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , Willaarts, B. , Magnuszewski, P., Mochizuki, J. , Mayor, B., Wang, Y., et al. (2019). Co-designing Indus Water-Energy-Land Futures. One Earth 10.1016/j.oneear.2019.10.006.
Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , Byers, E. , Burek, P. , Khan, Z., Krey, V. , Diuana, F., Wang, Y., et al. (2019). The Nexus Solutions Tool (NEST): An open platform for optimizing multi-scale energy-water-land system transformations. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions 13 (3), 1095-1121. 10.5194/gmd-2019-134.
Vinca, A. , Parkinson, S. , Byers, E. , & Burek, P. (2019). Achieving Climate-Land-Energy-Water Sustainable Development Goals in the Indus Basin. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019, 7–12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria.
Willaarts, B. , Magnuszewski, P., Palazzo, A. , Parkinson, S. , Mayor Rodriguez, B., Vinca, A. , van Dijk, M., & Langan, S. (2019). Bridging the gap across scales in scenario planning: Co-designing water-energy-land visions and pathways in transboundary basins. In: Scenario Forum Conference, 10-13 March 2019, Denver, USA.
Huppmann, D. , Gidden, M. , Fricko, O. , Kolp, P., Orthofer, C., Pimmer, M., Kushin, N., Vinca, A. , et al. (2019). The MESSAGEix Integrated Assessment Model and the ix modeling platform (ixmp). Environmental Modelling & Software 112, 143-156. 10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.11.012.
Vinca, A. , Rottoli, M., Marangoni, G., & Tavoni, M. (2018). The role of carbon capture and storage electricity in attaining 1.5 and 2 °C. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 78, 148-159. 10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.07.020.
Willaarts, B. , Langan, S. , Balkovic, J. , Burek, P. , Byers, E. , Deppermann, A., Frank, S. , Gidden, M. , et al. (2018). Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy and Land Progress report 3. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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