In this special COVID-19 issue of Options, we showcase IIASA researchers’ involvement in addressing emerging issues and supporting policymakers on the road to a more sustainable post-COVID world. The lockdown measures instituted during the pandemic has caused the international research community to move its activities online almost overnight. We explore what this has meant for IIASA and the institute’s ability to produce and communicate research. In these times of rapid change, IIASA is also on the verge of embarking on a bold new strategy. Read how the new strategy will ensure that IIASA continues to provide independent, systems science-based insights to global and universal challenges over the next decade.
Options Winter 2020: Systems science is ideally positioned to address global impacts and harness opportunities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. IIASA is actively involved in addressing emerging issues and supporting policymakers on the road to a more sustainable post-COVID world. More
Options Winter 2020: A bold new research strategy will ensure that IIASA continues to fulfill its mandate of providing independent, systems science-based insights to global and universal challenges over the next decade. More
Options Winter 2020: Q&A with Heide Hackmann, CEO of the International Science Council and IIASA Distinguished Visiting Fellow. More
Options Winter 2020: IIASA researchers explored the effectiveness of social impact assessments in overcoming local opposition to the implementation of renewable energy projects. More
Options Winter 2020: A recent IIASA study highlighted the importance of considering the impacts of changes in temperature and precipitation in the development of Brazilian agribusiness. More
Options Winter 2020: Research shows that policy interventions targeting particularly vulnerable populations are needed to curb the effects of changing weather patterns on the health of at risk children in India and elsewhere. More
Options Winter 2020: A joint project between IIASA and the National Academy of Science Ukraine has provided valuable input to Ukrainian policies based on the principles of sustainable development. More
Options Winter 2020: A detailed picture of water use in China can help to identify key drivers and mechanisms behind changing water use patterns, enabling more reliable future projections and better policies. More
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