The Paris Agreement on climate change goes into effect today, but while the agreement set ambitious targets for tackling climate change, scientists say there is a long way to go to achieve it. Research suggests pathways to get the world on track. More
The Paris Agreement included groundbreaking text on the need for a mechanism to help identify risks beyond adaptation and support the victims of climate-related loss and damage—but how exactly it will work remains unclear. New IIASA research lends insight to policymakers on how to move forward. More
RISK's Deputy Director, Reinhard Mechler, is to contribute to discussions on the use of financial instruments in dealing with the risks of loss and damage. More
Members from IIASA’s RISK program co-organized a session on Loss and Damage at the Adaptation Futures Conference, held this year in Rotterdam, addressing the theme, “Options and opportunities for the Loss and Damage Mechanism: Understanding the roles of risk management, finance and climate justice.” More
Reinhard Mechler with Colin McQuistan of the NGO Practical Action co-organized a side event of the Loss and Damage Network at the 2016 UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn. More
RISK research Scholar, Thomas Schinko, has received the 2016 Climate Change Center Austria (CCCA) Young Scientists Award for his co-authored paper looking into the operationalization of iterative climate risk management in order to exploit the synergies of climate adaptation and disaster risk management. More
IIASA is pleased to be one of the ten global institutes appointed onto the GADRI (Global Alliance of Disaster Risk Institutes) Board of Directors. Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler, senior research scholar for the Risk and Resilience Program, represented IIASA at the board’s first meeting in Kyoto last month (22-23 March). The meeting was hosted by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, GADRI’s current Secretariat. More
Representing IIASA in a panel discussion on ‘Risk at the Local Level’ (Riskio auf Gemeindeebene), RISK Deputy Director Reinhard Mechler presented insight gained from recent work conducted by the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance using the Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) approach. More
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Kaboré I, Moog O, Ouéda A, Sendzimir J, Ouédraogo R, Guenda W, & Melcher AH (2018). Developing reference criteria for the ecological status of West African rivers. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 190 (1) DOI:10.1007/s10661-017-6360-1.
Komendantova N, Riegler M, & Neumueller S (2018). Of transitions and models: Community engagement, democracy, and empowerment in the Austrian energy transition. Energy Research & Social Science 39: 141-151. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2017.10.031.
Hochrainer-Stigler S, Keating A, Handmer John, & Ladds Monique (2018). Government liabilities for disaster risk in industrialized countries: a case study of Australia. Environmental Hazards 17 (1): 1-18. DOI:10.1080/17477891.2018.1426554.
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