The long-term aim of the IIASA Program on Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV) is to conduct conceptual and applied analyses that contribute to decreasing the risk and vulnerability of societies and ecosystems, and promoting their adaptation and resilience, to stresses imposed or aggravated by global change phenomena. Our research is relevant mainly, but not exclusively, to developing countries. By addressing the social, economic and ecological system, and considering multiple stresses and system resilience, vulnerability as a research-organizing concept is more complex than risk. Addressing this complexity is the fundamental challenge of this research program. The specific goals of the program are fourfold:
The program builds on the methodologies, activities and experience gained from the previous IIASA Risk, Modeling and Society (RMS) Program, and integrates across other IIASA programs and links closely with the vulnerability/resilience research communities.
Our research relates to three work areas:
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