IIASA Magazine Options

Options Magazine presents IIASA and its latest research for a non-specialist audience. Read articles online or download previous issues as a PDF.

The gender dimension of sustainable development

Options Magazine, Summer 2020: Our world is in the midst of an economic transformation as labor upheavals and climate change wreak havoc on present sustainability models. Could a focus on women’s empowerment help find a way out? More

Unraveling the complexities of a digital future

Options Magazine, Winter 2019: The pace of digital transformation is accelerating and in the process redefining traditional industry sectors and how we live and work. More

A systems look at hunger

Options Magazine, Summer 2019: Undernutrition affects one in nine people worldwide — and it is getting worse. More

Nurturing cooperation, preservation, and prosperity in the Arctic

Options Magazine, Winter 2018/19: Balancing environmental protection, economic opportunity, and societal wellbeing in the far North. More

Is Asia facing a coming water crisis?

Options Magazine, Summer 2018: New research provides important insight on the causes and likely scale of a potential water scarcity problem in large parts of Asia in coming decades. More

The power of the crowd

Options Magazine, Winter 2017/18: A network of over 15,000 volunteers is helping IIASA scientists solve some of their toughest research challenges. More

The health benefits of systems analysis

Options Magazine, Summer 2017: Read about health benefits of systems analysis, and why IIASA is poised to take a leading role in global health research. More

An infinite number of futures

Options Magazine, Winter 2016: What does the future hold for our planet? This issue of Options highlights a new toolbox for researchers to explore the future of the planet, humanity, and climate. More

Making the change

Options Magazine, Summer 2016: This issue explores whether we have got what it takes to make the transition to a sustainable world. More

Systems analysis for sustainable development

Options Magazine, Winter 2015: Read how holistic research brings new insight to the interlinked challenges of development, human wellbeing and the environment. More

Getting to Eureka

Options Magazine, Summer 2015: Read how an interdisciplinary research environment leads to unexpected discoveries. More

Quality not quantity

Options Magazine, Winter 2014/15: Find the latest on IIASA’s new population projections, stakeholder engagement, resilience to natural disasters, and a new effort to target inequality as a key element of sustainable development. More

Climate change - what next?

Options Magazine, Summer 2014: Read the latest research in climate change vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation options, as well as new findings on elemental balance in the environment, citizen science and land cover, and IIASA’s unique advisory role for policymakers in Europe and beyond. More

The Footprint of Food

Options Magazine, Winter 2013/14: This issue contains the latest news and research from IIASA, including new IIASA research on food, water, climate, energy, and more. More

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