Activities for 2014

Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV) has a large roster of research activities planned for 2014. 

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  • Co-developing a framework for analyzing systemic risk in ecological systems, financial systems, and the global insurance system;
  • Developing a quantitative model framework for operationalizing disaster resilience embedded in a development-focused perspective that can inform the decisions of development and humanitarian organizations dealing with risk;
  • Providing targeted research input to deliberations on the Warsaw Loss and Damage mechanism established at COP19 in Cancun, with key research aiming to provide support for adaptation and impacts beyond adaptation;
  • Helping to launch IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report with three RPV staff acting as lead authors on Working Groups II and III;
  • Providing lead contributions to the UN’s 2015 Global Disaster Assessment Report;
  • Studying risk governance of energy transitions in the European electricity grid in terms of  identifying barriers and opportunities for further construction of electricity transmission grids in four pilot projects in three European countries.  

2014 research collaborations

The Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Program (RPV) is well positioned to make substantial contributions to all of IIASA’s new projects and strategic areas by building its core expertise on risk analysis, modeling resilience, policy-oriented investigation of disaster risk, climate policy, and research on transitions. More

Research projects for 2014

The Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Program (RPV) can build on a very strong external funding base, which is providing entry points to leading researchers and networks worldwide. More

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Last edited: 22 May 2014


Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer

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Risk and Resilience

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