06 October 2013 - 09 October 2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
The INFORMS Annual Meeting brings together experts from industry, academia, and government. The meeting covers topics ranging from business analytics to workforce management to healthcare analytics and more. INFORMS events offer a vibrant, progressive environment for the expert analytics, OR and MS communities to come together, look forward, and share and discuss scientific advances and the implications to businesses today. Follow all the event’s news, views and conversations on Twitter by watching the hashtag #INFORMS2013.
IIASA Director and Chief Executive Officer Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will open the plenary sessions on the first day of INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013 on October 6, 2013. Please find the details of the talk below. Download Presentation (PDF)
10:00, October 6, 2013
IIASA Director and Chief Executive Officer Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat
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Narrowly focused, single-disciplinary science alone cannot adequately underpin policies and solutions to resolve major sustainability challenges. We must rapidly refocus intellectual and economic investments toward multi-scale, integrated, interdisciplinary approaches that consider social, economic, and environmental aspects, that look across and between borders and sectors, and that identify feedbacks or the co-benefits of a policy or management decision, before it is made.
One example of this “systems” approach is the Global Energy Assessment (GEA), a multiyear, multidisciplinary study (coordinated by IIASA). The GEA links energy to climate, air quality, human health and mortality, economic growth, urbanization, water, land use, and other factors. The GEA scenarios find that energy access for all (by 2050) is possible with co-benefits of limiting warming to 2°C, improving air quality and human health, and stimulating economic growth within a green economy framework.
Realizing the sustainability goals will require investment in integrated analyses to fully understand the Earth system (human and natural). This must be enabled by substantial growth in public-private partnerships that stimulate and fund collaboration between social and natural scientists and that engage key stakeholders and the user community at all stages of the research cycle—from inception to implementation.
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