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Ping Yowargana joined the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM) at IIASA in October 2014, where he focuses on enhancing the policy relevance of scientific assessments in the fields of tropical land sustainability and sustainable energy landscapes. Identifying the needs of policy makers and broader stakeholders and translating them into clearly articulated research questions are key steps of evidence based policy making. Furthermore, feedback and continuous iteration that involve stakeholders throughout the research process are necessary to generate impactful and operational results. Instead of "science to policy interface", Mr. Yowargana prefers the term "science and policy integration" to describe the nature of his work.
Mr. Yowargana’s research interests cover the sustainability of energy landscapes which requires spatially explicit analyses of energy systems. Such research focus requires examining the interaction between energy provision, its social implication and other ecosystem services in the area. He also serves as the policy officer for IIASA's Tropical Futures Initiative (TFI) and as science-policy coordinator of the IKI/BMUB funded RESTORE+ project.
Mr. Yowargana holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering (Tsinghua University) and a master’s degree in socio-ecological economics and policy (Vienna University of Economics and Business). Prior to joining IIASA, he worked as an energy and climate policy consultant in China and served the government of Indonesia as energy sector coordinator for the President's Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4).
Last update: 22-MAY-2017
Mosnier A, Boere E, Reumann A, Yowargana P, Pirker J, Havlik P, & Pacheco P (2017). Palm oil and likely futures: Assessing the potential impacts of zero deforestation commitments and a moratorium on large-scale oil palm plantations in Indonesia. CIFOR Infobrief (177) DOI:10.17528/cifor/006468.
Mesfun S, Leduc S, Patrizio P, Yowargana P, & Kraxner F (2017). Spatio-temporal Assessment of Integrating Intermittent Electricity in the EU Power Sector. In: SEEP2017, 27-30 June 2017, Bled, Slovenia.
Kraxner F, Leduc S, Serrano Leon H, Fuß S, Patrizio P, & Yowargana P (2016). Expanding renewable energy within the Alpine ecological network. In: Alpine Nature 2030 Creating [ecological] connectivity for generations to come. Eds. Plassmann, G., Kohler, Y., Badura, M. & Walzer, C., pp. 93-97 Berlin: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). ISBN 978-3-00-053702-8
Hetland J, Yowargana P, Leduc S, & Kraxner F (2016). Carbon-negative emissions: Systemic impacts of biomass conversion: A case study on CO2 capture and storage options. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 49: 330-342. DOI:10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.03.017.
Kraxner F, Leduc S, Yowargana P, Shchepashchenko D, Fuss S, Havlik P, & Mosnier A (2015). Negative Emissions and Interactions with other Mitigation Options: A Bottom-up Methodology for Indonesia. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Kraxner F, Fuss S, Leduc S, Yowargana P, Kindermann G, Pietsch S, & Hetland J (2015). Driving clean energy and green economy with the help of forest-based bioenergy with CCS (BECCS) - A case study on Indonesia. In: XIV World Forestry Congress, 7-11 September 2015, Durban, South Africa.
Kraxner F, Fuss S, Leduc S, Kindermann G, Shchepashchenko D, Shvidenko A, Yowargana P, & Aoki K (2014). Principles of BECCS - regional and national case studies: assessing the potentials. In: Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research. pp. p. 267 Proceedings of the XXIV IUFRO World Congress, 5-11 October 2014, Salt Lake City.
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