Equity and Justice (EQU)

The EQU Group focuses on the human dimension of selected globally relevant policy challenges, with the aim of delineating and advancing their analysis, management, and governance with special attention paid to the design and application of equity and justice frameworks, both within the group and across IIASA.

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The EQU Group aims to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other global challenges, both in its own right and as part of broader IIASA initiatives by developing and applying conceptual and analytical frameworks for integrating equity and justice aspects into assessments of societal and environmental challenges. The group has a specific focus on ethical questions in the context of distributive and procedural justice concerns that may arise within the currently living generation, as well as across current and future generations, and explores options to enable transformative policy change towards just societies. EQU works closely with other IIASA research programs and groups to position IIASA research activities in a well-grounded equitable and just systems analysis framework.

Latest News

07 October 2021
Achieving just transitions to a net-zero world

Only a minority of the global population currently enjoy high levels of wellbeing, while many are experiencing multidimensional poverty. A new IIASA strategic initiative – JustTrans4All – aims to improve our understanding of how to make the needed transitions more just.  More

20 September 2021
makingAchange Project

Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) accompanied IIASA researchers during peer-to-peer training for students  More

01 September 2021
Building fairness into decision making

The fairSTREAM project just launched under the auspices of the IIASA Strategic Initiatives Program, aims to develop and demonstrate a co-production methodology for including equity and justice (fairness) alongside efficiency in developing sustainable policy options across the food-water-biodiversity nexus.  More


Latest Events

29 Mar 2022 - 31 Mar 2022
INQUIMUS Workshop

The INQUIMUS workshop has been postponed to Spring 2022. IIASA’s Population and Just Societies Program together with t... More



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CONTACT DETAILS

Thomas Schinko

Acting Research Group Leader and Research Scholar Equity and Justice Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 467

PUBLICATIONS

Zimm, C. & Nakicenovic, N. (2022). What are the implications of the Paris Agreement for inequality? In: Making Climate Action More Effective: Lessons Learned from the First Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Eds. Pauw, W.P. & Klein, R.J.T., Routledge. ISBN 9780367754082

Perumal, L., New, M.G., Jonas, M. , & Liu, W. (2021). The impact of roads on sub-Saharan African ecosystems: a systematic review. Environmental Research Letters 16 (11), e113001. 10.1088/1748-9326/ac2ad9.

van der Ploeg, F. & Rezai, A. (2021). Optimal carbon pricing in general equilibrium: Temperature caps and stranded assets in an extended annual DSGE model. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 110, e102522. 10.1016/j.jeem.2021.102522.

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