The Arctic Futures Initiative works collaboratively to bring together affiliated stakeholders to support an integrated, “end to end” science to decision-making framework. This will provide an integrative assessment of plausible futures for the Arctic.
The Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space Futures initiative deals with the complex issues of economic cooperation on the Eurasian continent. Increasing integration creates opportunities for better economic development in the countries involved, but it also poses many challenges for sharing the associated costs and benefits.
The Tropical Futures Initiative aims to provide scientific analysis to policymakers in the tropical region to understand the dynamics of transitions and their main driving forces, enabling factors, barriers, as well as their consequences for human wellbeing and sustainability. The initiative will also create a bridge between science and policy through capacity-building activities.
Water Futures and Solutions is a collaborative initiative which helps to identify water-related policies that are consistent across scales and sectors. A stakeholder informed, scenario-based assessment of water resources and demand will test the feasibility and sustainability of policy options.
Finally, the Global Energy Assessment—involving specialists from a range of disciplines, industry groups, and policy areas— defined a new global energy policy agenda aimed at facilitating equitable and sustainable energy services for all.
The international research project “Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space” focuses on plausible futures of economic cooperation in the Greater Eurasian space and interplay between different integration processes in the region. A particular specific aim of the project is to analyze the potential and conditions for the creation of a common economic space between the European Union (EU) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). More
Water resources are central to development and poverty alleviation. Yet decision makers face many challenges to ensuring their sustainable and equitable use. More
The Global Energy Assessment (GEA), launched in 2012, defines a new global energy policy agenda – one that transforms the way society thinks about, uses, and delivers energy. Involving specialists from a range of disciplines, industry groups, and policy areas, GEA research aims to facilitate equitable and sustainable energy services for all, in particular the two billion people who currently lack access to clean, modern energy. More
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Models and Tools
Soussana J-F, Lutfalla S, Ehrhardt F, Rosenstock T, Lamanna C, Havlik P, Richards M, Wollenberg E, et al. (2019). Matching policy and science: Rationale for the ‘4 per 1000 - soils for food security and climate’ initiative. Soil and Tillage Research 188: 3-15. DOI:10.1016/j.still.2017.12.002.
Schroeck AM, Gaube V, Haas E, & Winiwarter W ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7131-1496 (2019). Estimating nitrogen flows of agricultural soils at a landscape level – A modelling study of the Upper Enns Valley, a long-term socio-ecological research region in Austria. Science of the Total Environment 665: 275-289. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.071.
Blas A, Garrido A, Unver O, & Willaarts B (2019). A comparison of the Mediterranean diet and current food consumption patterns in Spain from a nutritional and water perspective. Science of the Total Environment 664: 1020-1029. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.111.
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