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News archive: 2013

16 December 2014
IIASA and the Alpen-Adria-University (AAU) Klagenfurt confirm collaboration

On 16 December Oliver Vitouch, Rector of AAU, and Pavel Kabat, Director General and Chief Executive Officer of IIASA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Vienna.  More

25 November 2014
Towards a transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda: Vision and key challenges

On 25 November, IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat joins an Industrial Development Board side event on the post-2015 development agenda. The event will consist of a high-level panel discussion and presentation of the prototype Global Sustainable Development Report.  More

20 November 2014
Non-Tariff Barriers and Technical Regulations

Third Workshop of the IIASA project on “Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space”. The workshop will focus on major issues related to the compatibility and costs of technical regulations used by different countries of the wider European and Eurasian Space and also on the non-tariff barriers affecting trade between those countries.  More

10 November 2014
IIASA/OeAW Public Lecture Series, Lecture 5: Obstacles and Opportunities in Environmental Management by Simon Levin

Environmental management presents major challenges, and a variety of obstacles stand in the pathways to solutions. These obstacles, however, also present opportunities, and Simon Levin will explore some of these.  More

04 November 2014
Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Forum

IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr Pavel Kabat will join UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries.  More

13 October 2014
Exploring future collaboration with the Japanese research community - seminar

The Japan Committee for IIASA, together with the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) have organized a seminar to publicize IIASA’s recent research activities and to discuss the possibility to expand collaboration with the Japanese research community.  More

10 October 2014
Benefits of Systems Analysis for Policy Support: Public lecture

On 10 October, IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will give a public lecture on the benefits of systems analysis for policy support at Tsinghua University. The lecture will be introduced by Tsinghua University's President Chen, a member of the Alpbach-Laxenburg Group.  More

30 September 2014
International Symposium For Next Generation Infrastructure (ISNGI 2014)

The International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure 2014, hosted by IIASA in Laxenburg, is looking at how resilient infrastructure systems can meet the needs of twice today's population with half the resources.  More

29 September 2014
Science, Media and Democracy at the European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation

IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will join top political leaders and key representatives from media, businesses and research institutions at the third edition of the European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation (EISRI), at the European Parliament in Brussels.  More

19 September 2014
Sustainable Development Solutions Network: Leadership council meeting

This September IIASA leaders will take part in a series of meetings related to the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).  More

04 September 2014
Evaluation committee meeting

Members of IIASA's external evaluation committee will visit the Institute to begin their evaluation of three IIASA research programs: World Population, Evolution and Ecology, and Ecosystems Service and Management.  More

28 August 2014
Major Global Summit of Science Advisors

A unique international conference brings together the world's leading practitioners of high-level science advice to governments. IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will speak alongside distinguished presenters including Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist for Australia, Professor Anne Glover, Chief Science Adviser to the President of the European Commission, and Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government.  More

23 August 2014
IIASA at European Forum Alpbach 2014 and first public Alpbach-Laxenburg Group meeting

In August, IIASA leadership and researchers joined world leaders and academics in Alpbach, Austria to discuss the most pressing problems of our time at a meeting of the newly formed Alpbach-Laxenburg Group.  More

24 June 2014
IIASA enhances cooperation with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre

A delegation from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) visited IIASA on 26 June and agreed to enhance collaboration between the two organizations. The visit followed a high-level event in Vienna on the Scientific Support to the Danube Strategy, at which IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat gave a keynote speech.  More

23 June 2014
Keynote lecture at Potsdam Summer School

IIASA Director General and CEO Prof. Dr. Pavel Kabat delivers a keynote lecture at the first Potsdam Summer School. He will describe IIASA's flagship Arctic research initiative, which aims to help policymakers in the changing Arctic.  More

12 June 2014
Board of Governors of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission visit Vienna

As the European Commission seek to expand collaborations in Austria, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy for research institutes and academia in Austria is hosting a delegation from the Joint Reseach Centre. As part of their visit IIASA Director General and CEO Prof. Dr. Pavel Kabat will present IIASA's work and recent research.  More

15 May 2014
Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network

IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr Pavel Kabat takes part in the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network in Beijing as well as holding high-level consultations with IIASA’s National Member Organization, the National Natural Science Foundation of China.  More

23 April 2014
Earth League Annual Workshop 2014

Earth League members will meet following the release of the latest climate report from the IPCC, for a workshop entitled, "A World Under 2-4 degrees Warming."  More

13 March 2014
Lecture and Debate with Jeffrey Sachs, Petr Aven and Albert van Jaarsveld

On the occasion of IIASA’s Global Think Tank Core Group Meeting, which will be taking place on 12-13 March at IIASA there will be a series of short lectures byProfessor Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Petr Aven and Albert van Jaarsveld followed by a moderated debate with IIASA staff.  More

12 March 2014
IIASA/OeAW Public Lecture Series, Lecture 4: The Age of Sustainable Development

Jeffrey Sachs discussedthe need to address the intertwined challenges of economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability holistically as part of The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Austrian Academy of Sciences joint public lecture series.  More

06 February 2014
14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

Attaining Energy, Water and Food Security for All: is the theme of this year's Dehli Sustainable Development Summit which will feature world leaders and experts discussing issues regarding global sustainability. IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, andIIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic will both be speaking at the Summit to be held in New Delhi from 6-8 February.  More

23 December 2013
Philip Aspden, 1945-2013

IIASA is saddened to hear about the passing of alumnus Philip Aspden.  More

21 December 2013
The transitions of energy research

December 2013. Options Magazine, Winter 2013/2014In this opinion piece, IIASA Deputy Director General and Deputy Chief Executive Officer Nebojsa Nakicenovic describes how energy research at IIASA evolved from groundbreaking studies in the 1970s to form the foundations of the international energy and decarbonization policy efforts today.  More

20 December 2013
The footprint of food

December 2013. Options Magazine, Winter 2013/2014 The food we eat has impacts on land, water, forests, and the world’s climate. IIASA research shows the way toward a more sustainable future.  More

19 December 2013
Investing in cleaner air in India increases people’s wellbeing

While the costs of protecting the environment are often seen as impediments to economic development, a new analysis of different measures to control air pollution in India reveals that the costs of even stringent controls are outweighed by their economic and social benefits.  More


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