In our cover feature, we look at how the digital revolution is changing the world we live in, and how data, algorithms, and insights gained from our use of digital technologies can be used to leverage action towards sustainable development. We also explore how climate change is driving global demand for electricity due to rising temperatures in light of access to energy needed for cooling. Our National Member Organization feature focuses on the strong collaborative relationships between Brazilian and IIASA scientists, and how this is supporting a thriving research community working towards informing policy decisions for a sustainable future.
We hope that you will enjoy reading this issue of Options.
Options Winter 2019/20:Satellite-based Earth observation is an important source of baseline information when developing global models of land use and land use change. IIASA researchers are at the vanguard of interpreting a new flood of this data for clues to our survival. More
Options Winter 2019/20:The strong relationship that Brazilian and IIASA scientists have forged over the years is supporting a thriving research community exploring issues affecting the country with a view on informing policy decisions for sustainable development. More
Options Winter 2019/20:Q&A with newly appointed IIASA Deputy Director General for Science, Leena Srivastava. More
Options Winter 2019/20:Q&A with former IIASA Science Advisory Committee member Eric Lambin, who has been honored with the 2019 Blue Planet Prize, which is widely considered as the Nobel Prize for science that contributes to solving global environmental problems. More
Options Winter 2019/20: IIASA researchers looked into the potential of shale gas exploitation as a solution to South Africa’s energy requirements and fast-rising greenhouse gas emissions. More
Options Winter 2019/20: Capital flows to Mexico began increasing with the recovery of global markets mid-2009 and are still continuing. IIASA researchers looked into the determinants of different types of capital flows to the country. More
Options Winter 2019/20: Researchers from the IIASA Energy Program explored the implications of Japan’s long term climate mitigation target and the relevance of the country’s uncertain nuclear policy. More
Options Winter 2019/20: The South Korea Forest Service will have to implement effective forest management practices if they want to sustainably achieve the country’s aim of increasing timber extraction. More
Options Winter 2019/20: A newly developed multi-scale network model can help to mitigate the spreading potential of pests. More
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