Projects

Projects/activities of the Risk & Resilience Program

MACRO

MACRO uses an integrated catastrophe-macroeconomic modeling framework to study the case of cyclone risk management and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) achievement in Madagascar. More

Citizen Science for Landslide Risk Reduction and Disaster Resilience Building in Mountain Regions (Landslide EVO)

LandslideEVO brings together experts in environmental hazards, engineering social sciences resilience, citizen science, and computational modelling to improve disaster resilience in Western Nepal. More

CoDesign

CoDesign aims to systematically identify the  reasons behind energy transition gaps in Austria, thereby contributing to the revision of public policies in order to increase stakeholder engagement. More

RESPECT

The overarching aim of RESPECT is to support the operationalization of comprehensive climate risk management in Austria and beyond by broadening the scope of the CRM framework towards a more inclusive involvement of stakeholders at different governance levels. More

FARM

Over the past 15 years unusually hot and dry summers have highlighted the financial vulnerability of European farmers beyond the arid regions of the Mediterranean. European policy makers have responded to increased agricultural production risk by providing premium subsidies from the community’s budget; these act as a risk-management instrument by decreasing the region’s reliance on ad hoc disaster relief. More

Simulation Games as New Methods for Understanding Stakeholder Interaction and Decision-Making in Complex Systems

A research project which uses social simulation as a new method to examine stakeholder cognition and interaction, and explores how gaming-based empirical observations may be used in quantitative analysis. More

Loss and Damage

The Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program contributes to resolving the debate on how to formulate and shape the Loss and Damage Mechanism, which was agreed at the Warsaw Climate Change Conference in 2013. More

Middle East North African Sustainable Electricity Trajectories (MENA Select)

This project investigates the socio-economic impacts, risks and opportunities, and potential for conflict, of different electricity scenarios and power production technologies in several countries within the MENA region. More

Linking Climate Change Mitigation, Energy Security and Regional Development in Climate and Energy Model regions in Austria (LINKS)

Focusing specifically on Austria's 'model regions', the project aims to provide insights into the implementation of the Austrian government’s previous target to become energy self-sufficient by 2050. More

Linking Climate and Development Policies - Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing (CD-LINKS)

The CD-LINKS project brings together a consortium of seventeen leading international research organizations from around the globe to explore national and global transformation strategies for climate change and their linkages to a range of sustainable development objectives. More

Public Adaptation Costs: Investigating the National Adaptation Strategy in
Austria (PACINAS)

The PACINAS project deals with potential (planned) public adaptation and associated costs, benefits, and challenges with respect to implementing the National Adaptation Strategy (NAS) in Austria More

Flood Resilience

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Zurich Insurance Group have established a collaboration alliance to launch a new project on Community flood resilience. More

DESERTECTION: Social and Environmental Challenges of European-MENA Renewable Power Cooperation

A prerequisite for avoiding dangerous climate change is the complete decarbonization of the power systems of developed countries by mid-century, and developing countries must follow soon thereafter. This will almost certainly include heavy reliance on renewable energy sources, and could include complete reliance. More

Poverty Traps

To escape poverty traps that are caused by natural disasters, low-income households need assistance from public and private partnerships that is informed by risk analysis and based on local needs.  More

Systemic Risk and Network Dynamics

The Systemic Risk and Network Dynamics project will examine how different types of systems, ranging from financial to ecological and beyond, are at risk of cascades of failures. As well as assessing this risk, this cross-cutting project will develop tools to help prevent such events. More

Equitable Governance of Common Goods

In a “tragedy of the commons” individuals, acting according to their own self-interest, behave contrary to the best interests of the wider group by depleting or degrading a common resource. The Equitable Governance of Common Goods project will help avoid such tragedies by improving the regulation of open resources. More



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