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Dr. Nadejda Komendantova is a coordinator of the research theme 'Governance in transition' within IIASA's Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program. Her research interests include participatory and multi-risk governance of climate change mitigation and adaptation, based on the understanding of views and risk perceptions of involved stakeholders, of governance structures, market and civil society as well as social institutions and political processes towards more adaptive and inclusive governance approach, which is central to the science-policy interface.
Dr. Komendantova is currently a principal investigator of the project 'Linking climate change mitigation, energy security and regional development in climate and energy model regions in Austria' (LINKS) project, which is supported by the Austrian Climate Research Program. She is coordinating participation of IIASA in the project 'MENA Sustainable ELECtricity Trajectories Energy for sustainable development in North Africa and the Middle East' (MENA-SELECT) supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The work of Dr. Komendantova includes more than 60 publications, among them in the Global Corruption Report (Transparency International), the Global Assessment Report (GAR) report, input papers for the United Nation Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the chapter on risk governance for the global report issues by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery of the World Bank and contribution to the Global Renewable Energy Report (REN21) as well as a number of other peer-reviewed publications in such journals as Energy Policy, Natural Hazards, Renewable and Sustainable Energies Reviews, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction and others.
Her work has also been granted awards from the Academic Council of the United Nations as well as the Julius Raab Foundation. She received a number of invitations to speak at high-level forums such as at the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, NATO, Energy Community Secretariat and Energy Charter Forum as well as Economic and Environmental Committee Meetings of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), JRC and Energy Community Secretariat.
Last update: 28-APR-2016
Gruber B, Günay C, Rizvan A, El Jamea M, Komendantova N, & Zejli D (2017). Green Modernization – The political, social and societal setting of Morocco’s solar energy policies. Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik
Mignan A, Komendantova N, Scolobig A, & Fleming K (2017). Multi-Risk Assessment and Governance. In: Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management. Eds. Madu, C.N. & Kuei, C.-H., pp. 357-381 World Scientific. ISBN 978-981-3207-94-3
Mignan A, Komendantova N, Scolobig A, & Fleming K (2017). From Multi-Risk Assessment to Multi-Risk Governance. In: Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management. Eds. Madu, C. & Kuei, C., London: World Scientific Press & Imperial College Press. ISBN 978-981-3207-94-3 (In Press)
Xavier R, Komendantova N, Jarbandhan V, & Nel D (2017). Participatory Governance in the Transformation of the South African Energy Sector: Critical Success Factors for Environmental Leadership. Journal of Cleaner Production 154: 621-632. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.146.
Riegler M, Vogler C, Neumueller S, & Komendantova N (2017). Engaging inhabitants into energy transition in climate and energy model (CEM) regions: case studies of Freistadt, Ebreichsdorf and Baden. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-17-003
Karimi F & Komendantova N (2017). Understanding experts' views and risk perceptions on carbon capture and storage in three European countries. GeoJournal 82 (1): 185-200. DOI:10.1007/s10708-015-9677-8.
Mochizuki J & Komendantova N (2017). In Search of Perfect Foresight? Policy Bias, Management of Unknowns, and What Has Changed in Science Policy Since the Tohoku Disaster. Risk Analysis 37 (2): 219-230. DOI:10.1111/risa.12602.
Komendantova N (2017). Renewable energy policy and mitigating the risks for investment. In: Renewable Energy Technologies for Water Desalination. Eds. Mahmoudi, H., Ghaffour, N., Goosen, M.F.A. & Bundschuh, J., Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press. ISBN 9781138029170
Komendantova N (2017). Risk governance and vulnerability factors of critical infrastructures. Russian Digital Libraries Journal 20 (1): 88-108.
Komendantova N, Irshaid J, Marashdeh L, Al-Salaymeh A, Ekenberg L, & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2017). Country Fact Sheet, Jordan: Energy and Development at a glance 2017. BICC
Komendantova N & Yazdanpanah M (2017). Impacts of Human Factors on Willingness to Use Renewable Energy Sources in Iran and Morocco. Environmental Energy and Economic Research 1 (2): 141-152. DOI:10.22097/eeer.2017.47240.
Schinke B, Klawitter J, Döring M, Komendantova N, Irshaid J, & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2017). Description of electricity generation technologies. Middle East North Africa Sustainable Electricity Trajectories (MENA-SELECT) project. BICC
Schinke B, Klawitter J, Döring M, Komendantova N, Irshaid J, & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2017). Electricity Planning for Sustainable Development in the MENA Region. Criteria and indicators for conducting a sustainability assessment of different electricity generation technologies in Morocco, Jordan and Tunisia. BICC
Komendantova N & Battaglini A (2016). Beyond Decide-Announce-Defend (DAD) and Not-in-My-Backyard (NIMBY) models? Addressing the social and public acceptance of electric transmission lines in Germany. Energy Research & Social Science 22: 224-231. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.001.
Nkoana EM, Komendantova N, & Jardandhan V (2016). Impacts of environmental education on perceptions of climate change risks in rural and township communities in Limpopo Province, South Africa. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-16-023
Truger B, Bramreiter R, Schinko T, Bednar-Friedl B, Riegler M, & Komendantova N (2016). Scoping study on the history and current context of Climate and Energy Model Regions. LINKS Working Paper 2.1, IIASA, Links, Wegener Center, Klima Energie Fonds
Komendantova N, Ilmola-Sheppard L, & Stepanova A (2016). Foreign direct investment in Russia: stakeholders’ views and perceptions. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies 8 (5): 184-193.
Yazdanpanah M & Komendantova N (2016). Impacts of Energy Transition in Iran on Vulnerability of Infrastructure to Natural Hazards. In: IDRiM 2016 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society, October 1-3, 2016, Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran.
Berg M, Bohm S, Fink T, Hauser M, Komendantova N, & Soukup O (2016). Scenario development and multi-criteria analysis for Morocco’s future electricity system in 2050. Summary of workshop results. In: Elaboration et évaluation des différents scénarios du mix électrique futur du Maroc, 23-24 May 2016, Rabat, Morocco.
Schinko T & Komendantova N (2016). De-risking investment into concentrated solar power in North Africa: Impacts on the costs of electricity generation. Renewable Energy 92: 262-272. DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2016.02.009.
Komendantova N, Kroos D, Schweitzer D, Leroy C, Andreini E, Baltasar B, Boston T, Keršnik M, et al. (2016). Protecting Electricity Networks from Natural Hazards. Vienna, Austria: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Komendantova N (2016). Reducing risks for foreign direct investment in solar projects in the North African Region. ESI Bulletin on Energy Trends and Development 9 (1): 9-12.
Hanger S, Komendantova N, Schinke B, Zejli D, Ihlal A, & Patt A (2016). Community acceptance of large-scale solar energy installations in developing countries: Evidence from Morocco. Energy Research & Social Science 14: 80-89. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2016.01.010.
Komendantova N (2016). Case studies of three blackouts: 2003 in Italy and Switzerland as well as in Sweden and Denmark, and of 2006 in Germany. In: Protecting Electricity Networks from Natural Hazards. Eds. Komendantova, N., pp. 59-62 Vienna, Austria: OSCE.
Komendantova N (2016). Impacts Of Geophysical Hazards On Critical Infrastructure: Case Study Of Electricity Transmission Networks. Geoinformatics Research Papers 4 (BS4002) DOI:10.2205/2016BS01Sochi.
Komendantova N (2016). Renewable energies in the Middle East and North African Region: can private-public partnerships address existing barriers and risks? In: Environmental Systems Research II. Eds. Hiaru, L., pp. 31-37 Singapore: IACSIT Press. ISBN 978-981-09-8067-2 DOI:10.7763/IPCBEE.2016.V91.5.
Komendantova N (2016). Vulnerability of electricity transmission infrastructure to natural hazards. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016, 17–22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Komendantova N & Battaglini A (2016). Social challenges of electricity transmission: grid Deployment in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Belgium. IEEE Power and Energy Magazine 14 (4): 79-87. DOI:10.1109/MPE.2016.2550399.
Komendantova N & Mochizuki J (2016). Impacts of risks perceptions on decision-making on mitigation of losses from natural hazards: case studies of the 1995 Kobe, the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman and the 2011 Tohoku earthquakes. IDRiM 6 (1): 30-46. DOI:10.5595/idrim2016.0129.
Komendantova N, Scolobig A, Garcia-Aristizabal A, Monfort D, & Fleming K (2016). Multi-risk approach and urban resilience. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment 7 (2): 114-132. DOI:10.1108/IJDRBE-03-2015-0013.
Politis S, Zucker A, Stambolis C, Vujasinović Z, Szabó L, Ranković A, Taso N, Tot M, et al. (2016). Energy Scenarios for South Eastern Europe: A close look into the Western Balkans. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. ISBN 978-92-79-63543-4
Komendantova N, Sander A, Schneider T, & Battaglini A (2015). BESTGRID Process: Going Beyond Existing Practices of Stakeholders’ Participation in Electricity Transmission Projects. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Komendantova N (2015). Framework for natural and technological risk management from risk to multi-risk governance in Na-Tech risk management subtitle: co-production of knowledge between science and practice. TIFAC-IDRiM Abstracts Booklet, Disaster Risk Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth, New Delhi, India p.31
Komendantova N & Leroy C (2015). Addressing impacts of natural hazards on electricity transmission networks. TIFAC-IDRiM Abstracts Booklet, Disaster Risk Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth, New Delhi, India p.43
Komendantova N, Leroy C, & Battaglini A (2015). Protection of electricity infrastructure from natural hazards: from multi-risk assessment to multi-risk governance. In: The Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure Against Emerging Security Challenges. Eds. Niglia, A., pp. 57-71 Amsterdam: IOS Press BV. ISBN 978-1-61499-571-5
Komendantova N & Mochizuki J (2015). Impacts of risk perceptions on decision-making: case studies of the 1995 Kobe, the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman and the 2011 Tohoku earthquakes. TIFAC-IDRiM Abstracts Booklet, Disaster Risk Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustaiable Growth, New Delhi, India p.86
Scolobig A, Komendantova N, & Mignan A (2015). Mainstreaming multi risk governance in risk policies. [[TIFAC-IDRiM Abstracts Booklet]], Disaster Risk Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities fo Sustainable Growth, New Delhi, India p.32 [October 2015]
Komendantova N, Vocciante M, & Battaglini A (2015). Can the BestGrid process improve stakeholder involvement in electricity transmission projects? Energies 8 (9): 9407-9433. DOI:10.3390/en8099407.
Komendantova N & Yazdanpanah M (2015). Willingness to use solar energy in the Middle East and North African Region. In: 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Solar Energy (ICESE), 30-31 August2015, Tehran, Iran.
Yazdanpanah M, Komendantova N, Shirazi ZN, & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2015). Green or in between? Examining youth perceptions of renewable energy in Iran. Energy Research & Social Science 8: 78-85. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2015.04.011.
Yazdanpanah M, Komendantova N, & Ardestani RS (2015). Governance of energy transition in Iran: Investigating public acceptance and willingness to use renewable energy sources through socio-psychological model. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 45: 565-573. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2015.02.002.
Nel D & Komendantova N (2015). Risks and barriers in renewable energy development in South Africa through Independent Power Production. African Journal of Public Affairs 8 (1): 48-67.
Ondraczek J, Komendantova N, & Patt A (2015). WACC the dog: The effect of financing costs on the levelized cost of solar PV power. Renewable Energy 75: 888-898. DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2014.10.053.
Komendantova N & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2015). Public protests against deployment of electricity transmission infrastructure in Europe: what are successful actions to deal with issues of public acceptance? Evaluation of best practices application, with revisions protocol and action plans. Deliverable 2.4, BESTGRID Project, Brussels
Komendantova N & Linnerooth-Bayer J (2015). Report on evaluation of quantified indicators, detailing the effects of best practices application for policy-makers and stakeholders. Deliverable 2.5, BESTGRID Project, Brussels
Scolobig A, Garcia-Aristizabal A, Komendantova N, & Patt A (2015). From multi-risk assessment to multi-risk governance. recommendations for future directions. Prepared for the [[Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015]]; UNISDR and GAR (2015)
Komendantova N & Patt A (2014). Employment under vertical and horizontal transfer of concentrated solar power technology to North African countries. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 40: 1192-1201. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2014.07.072.
Scolobig A, Komendantova N, Patt A, Vinchon C, Monfort-Climent D, Bengoubou-Valerius M, Gasparini P, & Di Ruocco A (2014). Multi-risk governance for natural hazards in Naples and Guadeloupe. Natural Hazards 73 (3): 1523-1545. DOI:10.1007/s11069-014-1152-1.
Aspinall W, Bengoubou-Valerius M, Desramaut N, Komendantova N, Patt A, & Scolobig A (2014). MATRIX Reference Reports. Scientific Technical Report 14/13, FP7 MATRIX Project - New Multi-Hazard and Multi-Risk Assessment Methods for Europe (August 2014)
Komendantova N, Mrzyglocki R, Mignan A, Khazai B, Wenzel F, Patt A, & Fleming K (2014). Multi-hazard and multi-risk decision support tools as a part of participatory risk governance: Feedback from civil protection stakeholders. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 8: 50-67. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2013.12.006.
Komendantova N, Pfenninger S, & Patt A (2014). Governance barriers to renewable energy in North Africa. The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs 49 (2): 50-65. DOI:10.1080/03932729.2014.907627.
Scolobig A, Mechler R, Komendantova N, Liu W, Schroeter D, & Patt A (2014). The co-production of scientific advice and decision making under uncertainty: Lessons from the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake, Italy. Planet@Risk 2 (2): 71-76.
Komendantova N, Mrzyglocki R, Mignan A, Khazai B, Wenzel F, Patt A, & Fleming K (2014). MATRIX Results II and Reference Report. Deliverable 8.5, FP7 MATRIX Project - New Multi-Hazard and Multi-Risk Assessment Methods for Europe (January 2014)
Farag N & Komendantova N (2014). Multiplier effects on socioeconomic development from investment in renewable energy projects in Egypt: Desertec versus energy for local consumption scenarios. International Journal of Renewable Energy Research 4 (4): 1108-1118.
Komendantova N, Bayer J, & Patt A (2014). Common protocol for data collection and recording to ensure comparability across pilot projects of the quantified indicators. Deliverable 2.3, BESTGRID Project, Brussels 
Komendantova N, Bayer J, & Patt A (2014). Methodological and theoretical framework mapping commonalities and differences of separate pilot study action plans onto a common framework of actions and guiding principles. Deliverable 2.2, BESTGRID Project, Brussels
Komendantova N & Patt A (2014). Analysis of Energy Systems as an Integral Part of Education, Research and Knowledge Transfer. In: [[Actes du Symposium "Quelle strategie de formation et de R&DI pour un meilleur accompagnement de la dynamique de developpement des energies renouvelables au Maroc?"]] (21 November 2013, OFEC - Casablanca), IRESEN pp.22-30
Komendantova N, Patt A, & Scolobig A (2014). Understanding Risk: The Evolution of Disaster Risk Assessment. Washington: GFDRR / International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Scolobig A, Garcia-Aristizabal A, Komendantova N, & Patt A (2014). Chapter 3-20: From multi-risk assessment to multi-risk governance: Recommendations for future directions. In: Understanding Risk: The Evolution of Disaster Risk Assessment. Eds. GFDRR, , Washington: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Wenzel F, Laskowski S, Komendantova N, Patt A, Scolobig A, & Wang J (2014). MATRIX Results I and Reference Report. Deliverable 8.4, FP7 MATRIX Project - New Multi-Hazard and Multi-Risk Assessment Methods for Europe
Komendantova N, Scolobig A, & Vinchon C (2013). Multi-risk approach in centralized and decentralized risk governance systems: Case studies of Naples, Italy and Guadeloupe, France. International Relations and Diplomacy 1 (3): 224-239.
Khazai B, Komendantova N, & Wenzel F (2013). Decision-analytic frameworks for multi-hazard mitigation and adaptation. Deliverable 6.1, FP7 MATRIX Project - New Multi-Hazard and Multi-Risk Assessment Methods for Europe (30 September 2013)
Komendantova N, van Erp N, van Gelder P, & Patt A (2013). Individual perceptual and cognitive barriers to multi-hazard management. Deliverable 6.2, FP7 MATRIX Project - New Multi-Hazard and Multi-Risk Assessment Methods for Europe (30 September 2013)
Scolobig A, Vinchon C, Komendantova N, Bengoubou-Valerius M, & Patt A (2013). Social and institutional barriers to effective multi-hazard and multi-risk decision making and governance. Deliverable 6.3, FP7 MATRIX Project - New Multi-Hazard and Multi-Risk Assessment Methods for Europe (30 September 2013)
Ondraczek J, Komendantova N, & Patt A (2013). WACC the Dog: The Effect of Financing Costs on the Levelized Cost of Solar PV Power. Working Paper FNU-201, Centre for Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Hamburg, Germany (May 2013)
Komendantova N (2013). Infrastructure investment as driver of socio-economic development in rural areas of Uzbekistan. In: Proceedings, International Conference "Modern Rural Housing as the Most Important Engine of Comprehensive Development of Associated Industries & Services Transforming the Look of Rural Areas and the Mentality of the People", 16-17 April 2013.
Komendantova N (2013). BESTGRID best practices background document: Evidence of five guiding principles in Infrastructure projects. Deliverable 2.1, BESTGRID Project, Brussels
Komendantova N, Patt A, & Battaglini A (2012). Grid integration for Trans-Mediterranean cooperation: Regulatory and public acceptance barriers. In: Proceedings, SolarPACES 2012, 11-14 September 2012.
Battaglini A, Komendantova N, Brtnik P, & Patt A (2012). Perception of barriers for expansion of electricity grids in the European Union. Energy Policy 47: 254-259. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.065.
Komendantova N, Scolobig A, Vinchon C, Bengoubou-Valerius M, & Patt A (2012). Institutional challenges for multi risk management: Comparative analysis of Naples, Italy, and Guadeloupe, France, case studies. Conference presentation, "Converging and Conflicting Trends in the Public Administration of the US, Europe, and Germany" 19-20 July 2012, Speyer, Germany
Patt A, Komendantova N, Battaglini A, & Lilliestam J (2012). Regional policy integration to support full renewable power deployment for Europe by 2050. In: The Politics of Energy. Challenges for a Sustainable Future. Eds. Venderheiden, S., Oxon: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-75488-0
Komendantova N, Patt A, Barras L, & Battaglini A (2012). Perception of risks in renewable energy projects: The case of concentrated solar power in North Africa. Energy Policy 40: 103-109. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2009.12.008.
Komendantova N (2012). Risk and Uncertainty in the Design of Sustainability Policies. In: Worlds Within Reach: From Science To Policy - IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 24-26 October 2012, Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Komendantova N, Brtnik P, Patt T, & Battaglini A (2012). European electricity grid infrastructure: barriers for further development and recommendations. In: Worlds Within Reach: From Science To Policy - IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 24-26 October 2012, Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Nel D, Komendantova N, & Thompson M (2012). Systematic risk assessment of Public Private Partnerships through Independent Power Production for Renewable Energies. In: Worlds Within Reach: From Science To Policy - IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 24-26 October 2012, Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Patt T, Komendantova N, Battaglini A, & Liliestam J (2012). Regional integration to support full renewable power deployment for Europe by 2050. In: The Politics of Energy: Challenges for a Sustainable Future. Eds. Vanderheiden, S., pp. 121-136 Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780203720196 DOI:10.4324/9780203720196.
Komendantova N, Patt A, & Williges K (2011). Solar power investment in North Africa: Reducing perceived risks. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 15 (9): 4829-4835. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.068.
Patt A, Komendantova N, Battaglini A, & Lilliestam J (2011). Regional integration to support full renewable power deployment for Europe by 2050. Environmental Politics 20 (5): 727-742. DOI:10.1080/09644016.2011.608537.
Komendantova N & Patt A (2011). Could corruption pose a barrier to roll-out of renewable energy in North Africa? In: Global Corruption Report: Climate Change. Eds. International, Transparency, London: Earthscan. ISBN 9781849712828
Komendantova N & Patt A (2010). Influence of large-scale deployment of concentrated solar power on North African countries: Socio-economic aspects (Conference Paper). ISEE Conference 2010: "Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Crisis," 22-25 August 2010, Oldenburg - Bremen, Germany (2010)
Patt A, Battaglini A, Komendantova N, Milkoreit M, & Lilliestam J (2009). Beyond feasibility: Linking the Mediterranean region's renewable energy resources to Europe - A roadmap for addressing the policy challenges (Abstract). [[IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science]], 6(19):192003 (1 February 2009)
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