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01 August 2018
India needs ‘giant leap’ to meet 2030 targets in reducing child mortality rates

IIASA researchers have found that almost half of the districts in India are not on track to reduce the mortality rates of newborns and meet the target set out under Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) for 2030, while a third will not meet the target for under-five mortality rates.  More

31 July 2018
Diversity and education influence India’s population growth

Differences within India’s population influence population projections for years to come, according to research conducted by IIASA and the Asian Demographic Research Institute. This information could help India and its workforce to catch up to more developed Asian countries with higher GDP per capita.  More

30 July 2018
Climate taxes on agriculture could lead to more food insecurity than climate change itself

New IIASA-led research has found that a single climate mitigation scheme applied to all sectors, such as a global carbon tax, could have a serious impact on agriculture and result in far more widespread hunger and food insecurity than the direct impacts of climate change. Smarter, inclusive policies are necessary instead.  More

26 July 2018
Wada wins early career award in hydrologic sciences

Yoshihide Wada, IIASA Water Program deputy director, has won the 2018 Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award for his outstanding work in hydrologic science, presented by the American Geophysical Union.  More

26 July 2018
IIASA researchers help EU states to assess forestry’s role in achieving climate commitments

IIASA researchers have led the development of new guidance for EU member states estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals from their forests and developing plans to show how they will account for these emissions and removals in the future.  More

16 July 2018
Behavior-influencing policies are critical for mass market success of low carbon vehicles

Policies to entice consumers away from fossil-fuel powered vehicles and normalize low carbon, alternative-fuel alternatives, such as electric vehicles, are vital if the world is to significantly reduce transport sector carbon emissions, according to new research.  More

10 July 2018
Six transformations needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals: major report launched

The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative has launched a new report, setting out six key transformations that will enable the world to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  More

09 July 2018
Brazil’s Forest Code can balance the needs of agriculture and the environment

If fully implemented, Brazil’s Forest Code, an environmental law designed to protect the country’s native vegetation and regulate land use, will not prevent growth in Brazilian agriculture, according to new IIASA-led research.  More

05 July 2018
Biorefineries will have only minimal effects on wood products and feedstocks markets

A new report from researchers from IIASA, Luleå University of Technology (LTU), and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden has shown that more biorefineries, which produce biobased fuels and chemicals, will have only a small effect on the availability and pricing of wood products and feedstocks.  More

03 July 2018
Flood Resilience Alliance in five-year extension will focus on US$1 billion increase in investments

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announced today that after five successful years its Flood Resilience Alliance (the Alliance) will be extended until 2023.  More

27 June 2018
South African University Vice Chancellor to lead global research institute

Vice Chancellor of South Africa’s University of KwaZulu-Natal, Dr Albert S. van Jaarsveld, has been appointed as Director General and CEO of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria, starting on 1 October 2018.  More

26 June 2018
Pavel Kabat receives Austrian Cross of Honor

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat has been awarded Austria’s highest honor for services to science.  More

25 June 2018
Clean power is not enough: More action in other sectors needed to meet Paris targets

CO2 emissions from non-electricity energy uses, such as industry, transport, and heating, are the greatest impediment to meeting the Paris climate targets, according to new research from an international team of scientists.  More

18 June 2018
Meeting Paris climate targets will require a substantial reallocation of global investment

A new analysis by an international team of scientists led by IIASA shows that low carbon investments will need to markedly increase if the world is to achieve the Paris Agreement aim of keeping global warming well below 2°C.  More

08 June 2018
Citizen scientists across Europe can help monitor land-use change with new FotoQuest Go app

An expanded FotoQuest Go app, developed by IIASA researchers, launches today, and as well as now covering the whole of the EU rather than just Austria, it will have some other exciting new features.  More

04 June 2018
Global warming can be limited to 1.5°C by transforming how we move around, heat our homes, and use devices

Global warming can be limited to 1.5°C by unprecedented improvements in the energy efficiency of everyday activities, according to new research from an international team of scientists at IIASA.  More

04 June 2018
Dancing with the Future

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics (PED) of Harvard University, US, are collaborating on “Dancing with the Future”, a production that pushes the boundaries of art and science, fusing dance, evolutionary dynamics, and an interactive game.  More

04 June 2018
NTNU and IIASA tighten collaboration on climate research in world leading network

Volker Krey has been appointed as an adjunct professor in the Industrial Ecology (IndEcol) Programme and will join the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Energy Transition initiative, strengthening the scientific ties between the two institutions.  More

23 May 2018
New papers highlight economic benefits of European-Eurasian economic ties

A IIASA-led project looking at economic ties between the European Union (EU) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has published three new reports offering recommendations to improve economic cooperation despite ongoing political cool-down.  More

16 May 2018
Global temperature rise of 2°C doubles the population exposed to multiple climate risks compared to a 1.5°C rise

New research identifying climate vulnerability hotspots has found that the number of people affected by multiple climate change risks could double if the global temperature rises by 2°C, compared to a rise of 1.5°C.  More

15 May 2018
Gender discrimination results in the deaths of extra 239,000 girls per year in India

A new study has found that there is an average of 239,000 excess deaths per year of girls under the age of five in India, or 2.4 million in a decade, and excess female child mortality is found in 90% of districts in the country.  More

03 May 2018
IIASA announces 2018 Young Scientists

The IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) has selected the successful candidates for the 2018 program, now in its 41st year.  More

26 April 2018
16 banks and United Nations produce first guidance to help banking industry become more transparent on climate-related risks and opportunities

Sixteen leading banks from four continents, convened by the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), today published a jointly developed methodology to increase banks’ understanding of how climate change and climate action could impact their business.  More

18 April 2018
New book looks at the future of population and migration

A new book from IIASA and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) examines potential future scenarios on population trends across the world, taking into account migration, fertility, mortality, education, and labor force participation.  More

16 April 2018
Education, not income, the best predictor of a long life

Rising income and the subsequent improved standards of living have long been thought to be the most important factors contributing to a long and healthy life. However, new research from Wolfgang Lutz and Endale Kebede, from IIASA and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) has shown that instead, the level of education a person has is a much better predictor of life expectancy.  More

26 March 2018
Leena Ilmola-Sheppard appointed special advisor in Finland

IIASA researcher Leena Ilmola-Sheppard has been appointed a special advisor to Finland’s Prime Minister’s Office as part of a new initiative to improve the country’s public services.  More

22 March 2018
WMO appoints new chief scientist and research director

The World Meteorological Organization has appointed Pavel Kabat as its first chief scientist and research director. He will lead the overall strategic direction of the WMO science, and its underlying research activities, including the World Climate Research Programme, the World Weather Research Programme and WMO’s Global Atmosphere Watch, which monitors greenhouse gas concentrations, air quality and the ozone layer.  More

20 March 2018
Achieving healthy, climate-friendly, affordable diets in India

New research led by IIASA researcher Narasimha Rao has shown how it might be possible to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in India in an affordable way whilst also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  More

05 March 2018
Models show how to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C

There are several ways to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C by 2100, and new research led by IIASA researcher Joeri Rogelj shows under what conditions this could happen.  More

26 February 2018
Ethane and propane emissions have been underestimated

Emissions of ethane and propane have traditionally been underestimated by more than 50% in national emission inventories, and revision is needed, according to new research.  More

20 February 2018
Sea levels will rise 20 cm more by 2300 for each 5-year delay in peak emissions

Ensuring that global CO2 emissions peak as soon as possible is crucial for limiting sea-level rises, even if global warming is limited to well below 2°C. A new study involving IIASA research has now estimated how much sea levels will rise as a result of peak emission delays.  More

13 February 2018
YSSP 2017 scholarship winners announced

IIASA has announced that three outstanding young scientists from the 2017 Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) will receive scholarship funding to return to IIASA in 2018.  More

08 February 2018
Removing fossil fuel subsidies will not reduce CO2 emissions as much as hoped

Removing fossil fuel subsidies would have only a small effect on CO2 emissions and renewable energy use, new research has shown. The largest emissions savings would be in oil and gas exporting countries, where fewer poor people would be affected, and subsidy removal can be aided by currently low oil prices.  More

05 February 2018
IIASA continues partnership with the Vienna Philharmonic

The President and Vice-President of the Vienna Philharmonic visited IIASA to sign an agreement that extends the orchestra’s role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the work of IIASA for a further five years. This continued partnership brings together music and science for the broader good of humanity.  More

26 January 2018
IIASA joins the Council for Global Problem-Solving

IIASA has become a member of the Council for Global Problem-Solving (CGP), a circle of world-class think tanks and research institutions committed to providing long-term policy advice to the G20 and associated international organizations.  More

18 January 2018
IIASA and Russia: Advancing science diplomacy

During his visit to Moscow to participate in the Gaidar Forum,IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat held his first meeting with the newly elected President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Academician Alexander Sergeev.  More

12 January 2018
Thinking outside the box on climate mitigation

A new article lays the groundwork for alternative climate mitigation scenarios that place less reliance on unproven negative emissions technologies in the future.  More


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