Energy
and Climate Change

Options Magazine, Winter 2010/2011:

Energy production and consumption, including heating, electricity and transportation, contribute over 80 percent to all greenhouse gas emissions in the world, making a combined study of them essential. The winter 2010/2011 issue of Options focuses on IIASA’s studies of energy and climate change.

This issue of Options is the first in a series devoted to our new 2011–2015 research themes focusing on complex global problem areas—Energy and Climate Change; Food and Water; and Poverty and Equity. The Options series will include articles and information on IIASA’s new research paths and the application of our work to issues of human and environmental wellbeing. It will also survey the methodologies we are developing and using to address these challenges.

Energy and climate change

Options Magazine, Winter 2010: One of the three global problem areas IIASA will focus on this decade More

Scenarios for success in reducing energy poverty

Options Magazine, Winter 2010: Subsidies for cooking fuel and cheap loans for stoves are the best way to increase people’s access to modern forms of energy More

Clean
energy—Multiple benefits

Options Magazine, Winter 2010: The energy system of the future could develop in a number of different directions, depending on how society and its decision makers prioritize energy objectives. More

CO2
could sink without trace by 2100

Options Magazine, Winter 2010: What if the whole CO2 slate could be wiped clean and substantial amounts of the carbon released into the atmosphere as a result of natural carbon fluxes and the burning of fossil fuels—both historical and current—could be removed from the atmosphere through “negative emissions technology”? More

Tackling
short-lived pollutants offers big benefits

Options Magazine, Winter 2010: While carbon dioxide emissions tend to grab all the global warming headlines, scientists are currently turning their attention to something more down-to-earth: soot. More

Getting
the right balance in energy R&D portfolios

Options Magazine, Winter 2010:  R&D into energy efficiency has attracted relatively little funding from governments despite energy efficiency having far greater potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions than other energy technologies. More

Dealing
with uncertainty in greenhouse gas inventories

Options Magazine, Winter 2010:  New research suggests ways to improve the guidance the IPCC gives to countries to determine national greenhouse gas inventories. More

Planes,
trains, & automobiles

Options Magazine, Winter 2010:  Calculating the climate impact of different modes of transport More

Population
& climate 

Options Magazine, Winter 2010:  Changes in population, including aging and urbanization, could significantly affect global emissions of CO2 over the next 40 years. More



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