Society needs to make effective responses to the risks associated with global change. To that end, scientists must understand the systemic and dynamic linkages of environmental, social, and economic risks and how these are impacted by different policy measures. This will enable risk management and governance systems to be improved in order to facilitate long-term sustainable development.
Systems analysis, risk modeling, and transformative governance are fundamental to the mission of Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV). The Program examines environmental and socioeconomic risks and policy options across multiple spatial and temporal scales to provide an analytical foundation for improved management and governance of natural disasters, address climate change, and ease the technological and ecological transitions to sustainability.
The Program has four specific goals:
The program builds on the methodologies, activities and experience gained from the previous IIASA Risk, Modeling and Society (RMS) Program. It integrates across other IIASA programs and links closely with the vulnerability/resilience research communities.
This thematic research area looks at the significant knowledge gaps regarding comprehensive risk management interventions in terms of their efficiency, effectiveness, equity, and acceptability. More
The Risk Pooling and Sharing theme examines disaster risk financing mechanisms (private and public) across developed and developing countries with special emphasis on i) how they distribute the disaster burden and ii) how to provide incentives/rules to reduce the effects of disasters. More
The Governance in Transition research theme analyzes how governance structures shape decisions and subsequent outcomes by building on and contributing to research on decision-making processes, public acceptance, risk perception, cognitive biases, and cultural perspectives, as well as participatory governance design. More
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