Research collaborations between IIASA and the United States of America (US) have been highly productive
ever since the institute was founded in 1972. The IIASA–US relationship is central to the Institute and consequently IIASA participates in more activities related to the US than any of its other member countries.
The US National Member Organization is the National Academy of Sciences, which promotes cooperation with American scientists, research institutions, and government agencies. The membership contribution is supported by the National Science Foundation.
Options Winter 2018/19: The results of a recent IIASA study highlighted the importance of accounting for global climate change when conducting regional assessments. More
Employing bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), would not only retain 40,000 jobs currently held as part of the US coal industry but would create 22,000 new jobs in the forestry and transportation sectors by the middle of this century, according to new IIASA-led research. More
Options Summer 2018: As crude oil production from shale in North America has increased, so too have spills from rail accidents as the railways bear the extra burden from an insufficient pipeline network. A new model developed at IIASA with collaborators at Johns Hopkins University, can help determine the best crude oil transport policies to reduce the risk. More
To overcome pressures on water quantity and quality in the Rio Grande/Bravo the 1944 Water Treaty between Mexico and the USA must be adapted, taking full advantage of the institutional flexibility to include environmental sustainability. More
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INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH THE US
Patrizio P, Leduc S, Kraxner F, Fuß S, Kindermann G, Mesfun S, Spokas K, Mendoza Ponce A, et al. (2018). Reducing US coal emissions can boost employment. Joule 2 (12): 2633-2648. DOI:10.1016/j.joule.2018.10.004.
Baker JS, Havlik P, Beach R, Leclere D, Schmid E, Valin H, Cole J, Creason J, et al. (2018). Evaluating the effects of climate change on US agricultural systems: sensitivity to regional impact and trade expansion scenarios. Environmental Research Letters 13 (6): e064019. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aac1c2.
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