In this edition we take a closer look at the many facets of food security from a systems perspective and explore how it impacts, and is in turn affected by factors like climate change and population trends. In addition, we delve into the design of effective multi-objective policies, and examine global financial risk while sharing insights from IIASA researchers who have been exploring systemic risk for over a decade. In our National Member Organization section, we also highlight the institute’s long standing relationship with China and the many fruitful collaborations that have resulted from this partnership.
We hope that you enjoy the variety of articles that we have compiled for you in this issue of Options.
In 2002 China became a member of IIASA through the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), launching an era of research collaborations involving universities, government bodies, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. More
Options Summer 2019:Embrapa visiting scholar Mauricio Antonio Lopes writes about how policies informed by science are contributing to advances in Brazil’s agricultural sector. More
Options Summer 2019:Q&A with William Nordhaus, recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics. More
Options Summer 2019:IIASA researchers aimed to help policymakers develop solutions for growing energy demands in Sub-Saharan Africa. More
Options Summer 2019:According to IIASA research, drought can induce significant changes in power sector emissions of CO2. More
Options Summer 2019:The results of a recent IIASA study highlighted the importance of understanding the balance between the production of biofuel and impacts on land and water. More
Options Summer 2019:Elderly people in India are suffering as a result of poor health conditions and immediate action needs to be taken. More
Paul Kishimoto joined IIASA as a postdoc in August 2018. His research interests include data, methods, and models that can help chart the future of transport energy use and policy. More
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