Projects

Projects/activities of the Risk & Resilience Program

REmote Climate Effects and their Impact on European sustainability, Policy and Trade (RECEIPT)

In an interconnected world, Europe’s economy and society will be increasingly affected by climate change impacts that occur beyond its borders. This Horizon 2020 project explores how this will affect Europe’s economy, finance and policy. More

TransLoss

Loss and Damage (L&D) has gained traction since it became apparent that climate change would lead to impacts that cannot, or will not, be tackled by mitigation or adaptation. While current research mainly focuses on L&D in the Global South, our objective is to provide policy-relevant scientific insights from the perspective of Austria, a Global North country. More

Pathways

Adapting to increasing climate-related risks requires an evaluation of the decision points and pathways leading to or emerging from these decisions. The Pathways project analyses the key drivers and developments that influence these past and future dynamics. More

ZEAFOLU

Austria has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 with a view on meeting the 1.5°C and 2°C target set out in the Paris Agreement of 2015. This however requires a significant transformation of societies at all levels and in all sectors.  More

DRR Co-benefit

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) investments not only protect productive assets and lives, but if implemented appropriately, they could yield a number of additional benefits that could enhance well-being and resilience. While this fact is not yet sufficiently recognized by a wider policy audience, the DRR Co-benefit project aims to bridge this knowledge gap by quantifying the direct and indirect benefits of DRR investments. More

Advancing WFaS East Africa: Scaling out resilient water and agricultural systems (scaleWAYS)

The research and development project analyzes up scaling options for water and land management practices for the resilient and sustainable intensification of agricultural production and food systems in the extended Lake Victoria Basin. More

MBBF

A projected increase in climate extreme events and an increasingly inter-dependent food supply system pose a threat to global food security. The Multiple Breadbasket Failure Initiative is a cross-cutting project at IIASA that looks into systemic food systems risks, cascading effects and catastrophe modelling in the agricultural sector. More

EconTrans

EconTrans takes an innovative integrated approach to address challenges that are deeply interlinked: reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and coping with fundamental transformations triggered by disruptive technologies. The spatial focus of EconTrans is on Austria, while its emissions perspective and policy embedding is globally consistent. More

CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange Costs (COACCH)

COACCH (CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs) is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to advance knowledge regarding climate change impacts and policy that can be used directly by stakeholder communities. More

MACRO

MACRO uses an integrated catastrophe-macroeconomic modeling framework to study the case of cyclone risk management and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) achievement in Madagascar. More

Citizen Science for Landslide Risk Reduction and Disaster Resilience Building in Mountain Regions (Landslide EVO)

LandslideEVO brings together experts in environmental hazards, engineering social sciences resilience, citizen science, and computational modelling to improve disaster resilience in Western Nepal. More

Loss and Damage

The Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program contributes to resolving the debate on how to formulate and shape the Loss and Damage Mechanism, which was agreed at the Warsaw Climate Change Conference in 2013. More

Flood Resilience

IIASA is a core member of the Flood Resilience Alliance, an innovative partnership between research, development and humanitarian NGOs and the private sector that works together for making at step change with regard to policy, finance and practice of managing floods and other climate-related hazards towards increased community resilience. More

Poverty Traps

To escape poverty traps that are caused by natural disasters, low-income households need assistance from public and private partnerships that is informed by risk analysis and based on local needs.  More



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CONTACT DETAILS

Reinhard Mechler

Acting Program Director

Risk and Resilience

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Thomas Schinko

Deputy Program Director

Risk and Resilience

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Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer

Emeritus Research Scholar

Risk and Resilience

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PUBLICATIONS

Fang J, Liu M, Liu W , Pathak S, Li S, Tang X, Zhou L, & Sun F (2020). Piloting a capital-based approach for characterizing and evaluating drivers of island sustainability- An application in Chongming Island. Journal of Cleaner Production 261: e121123. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121123.

Lieu J, Hanger-Kopp S, van Vliet O, & Sorman AH (2020). Assessing risks of low-carbon transition pathways. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions DOI:10.1016/j.eist.2020.04.009. (In Press)

Mechler R, Singh C, Ebi K, Djalante R, Thomas A, James R, Tschakert P, Wewerinke-Singh M, et al. (2020). Loss and Damage and limits to adaptation: recent IPCC insights and implications for climate science and policy. Sustainability Science DOI:10.1007/s11625-020-00807-9.

Gaupp F & Sillmann J (2020). Systemic risks emerging from global climate hotspots and their impacts on Europe. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-4630. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.

Keating A & Handmer J (2020). Post-Event Reviews for building Wildfire Resilience: The case of Tasmania, Australia. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-13758. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.

Khadka P, Liu W , Parajuli BP, & Pudasaini U (2020). Participatory mapping and collaborative action for inclusive and sustainable mountain landscape development in Far West Nepal. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-17907. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.

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