Research collaborations between IIASA and the People’s Republic of China (China) have been highly productive since China became a member country of IIASA in 2002 through the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
Since 2010, research collaborations between IIASA and China have focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable agriculture, water resources, disaster preparedness, demography, and the transition to a sustainable energy system in China.
Options Winter 2018/19: Researchers from IIASA and China collaborated on a study to find the most cost efficient way of producing enough food and energy while taking limitations on the availability of land and water into account. More
China is attempting a shift from coal to natural gas in an effort to address the country’s severe air pollution. A new study shows that although such a switch generally has benefits for air quality, carbon mitigation, and water stress, some options may in fact increase carbon emissions and water consumption. More
Options Summer 2018: Water scarcity in Asia is likely to get worse over the coming decades, and new research from the IIASA Water Program has shown that increased water demand due to socioeconomic development is likely to be the main cause in large parts of the continent. More
Options Summer 2018: Rapid economic growth often comes at a steep price, with positive effects of change regularly being balanced out by negative environmental effects. In traditional growth models, greater growth has led to greater carbon emissions output, raising questions about construction practices and expansion in general. With new growth models however, adverse environmental effects do not necessarily have to be part of the equation. More
Last edited: 19 December 2018
INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH CHINA
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Zhao D, Hubacek K, Feng K, Sun L, & Liu J (2019). Explaining virtual water trade: A spatial-temporal analysis of the comparative advantage of land, labor and water in China. Water Research 153: 304-314. DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2019.01.025.
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Xu H, Tian Z, He X, Wang J, Sun L, Fischer G, Fan D, Zhong H, et al. (2019). Future increases in irrigation water requirement challenge the water-food nexus in the northeast farming region of China. Agricultural Water Management 213: 594-604. DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2018.10.045.
Li Z, Wang Z, Liu X, Fath B, Liu X, Xu Y, Hutjes R, & Kroeze C (2019). Causal relationship in the interaction between land cover change and underlying surface climate in the grassland ecosystems in China. Science of the Total Environment 647: 1080-1087. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.401.
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