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News archive: 2011

25 December 2011
Brain function - a new indicator of the burden of aging

Cognitive function might be a better indicator of aging on an economy, than age-distribution  More

20 December 2011
Brain function - a new indicator of the burden of aging

Cognitive function might be a better indicator of the impact of aging on an economy than age-distribution.  More

19 December 2011
Impacts and implications of rapid urbanization in China

Accelerating urbanization in China, spurred by rapid growth and globalization, is the focus of a Population & Environment special issue co-edited by IIASA researchers Landis MacKellar, Gui-Ying Cao, and Jose Siri.  More

09 December 2011
Green Growth and Sustainable Developmente

The symposium Green Growth and Sustainable Development was held at IIASA.  More

02 December 2011
IIASA at COP17 Durban

IIASA and the WBGU will host a side event on December 5 at the COP17 Climate talks in Durban.  More

30 November 2011
High-level Vietnamese delegation visits IIASA

Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam visited IIASA as part of an official visit to Austria that focused on science and technology.  More

28 November 2011
Saving lives and protecting our climate through clean cooking options

How to respond to the serious health and environmental concerns related to dependence on dirty cooking fuels is the focus of a Special Issue of the journal Energy Policy.  More

25 November 2011
Fast action could cut near-term climate change

A new report written by an international team, including members of the IIASA GAINS project, was launched today in London ahead of next weeks COP17 climate meeting in Durban.  More

25 November 2011
Contributions to modernization of Russia

Arkady Kryazhimskiy attended the Round Table on Contributions to modernization of Russia held in Berlin.  More

18 November 2011
IPCC report summary: Extreme events increase with climate change

A new IPCC Special Report detects growing risks from extreme climate and weather events linked to human-induced climate change.  More

17 November 2011
IIASA researchers win Thesis Awards

IIASA junior researchers Johan Lilliestam and Kerstin Damerau, both of the Risk Policy and Vulnerability Program, won awards for their papers on security and water issues related to solar power at the recent Desert Energy Conference in Cairo, Egypt.  More

13 November 2011
Climate policies can resolve energy and air pollution challenges

Policies to protect the global climate offer the most effective entry point for achieving energy sustainability, simultaneously reducing air pollution and improving energy security. By integrating climate and energy policies, major synergies and cost co-benefits can be realized.  More

09 November 2011
World Energy Outlook 2011: Air pollutants scenarios

IIASA researchers contributed to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2011 with an assessment of global emissions of major air pollutants under three different scenarios.  More

31 October 2011
Global Energy Perspectives: Decarbonization and Efficiency Revolution

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Austrian Embassy hosted a lecture by IIASA’s Nebojsa Nakicenovic on 31 Oct in Washington, DC. Nakicenovic discussed the technological, institutional, and policy initiatives required to achieve universal energy access, decarbonization, and efficiency improvements. The multiple co-benefits of such energy transformations were also outlined.  More

27 October 2011
7 billion people are not the issue: human development is what counts

Amid concerns about the capacity of the planet to support more people, a panel of population and development experts argue that it is not the number of people that is of concern, but more so their age, education, health status, and location that is most relevant to sustainability.  More

27 October 2011
7 billion people are not the issue - human development is what counts

Amid concerns about the capacity of the planet to support more people, a panel of population and development experts argue that it is not the number of people that is of concern, but more so their age, education, health status, and location that is most relevant to sustainability.  More

25 October 2011
Uncertainty in global land cover maps highlighted

In a paper just published in Environmental Research Letters highlighting discrepancies in cropland and forest classifications between the global land cover datasets, IIASA researchers warn that the spatial disagreements are very high and could impact the outcomes of assessment or modeling exercises.  More

23 October 2011
Feasible emission scenarios to limit temperature rise

A comprehensive re-analysis of GHG emission pathways finds that in scenarios that limit temperature change to below 2°C, emissions peak before 2020 then fall to 41-46 GtC and continue to fall. Global emissions are currently 48 GtC and rising.  More


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