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News archive: 2014

01 June 2015
Kandeh K Yumkella

Kandeh K Yumkella is the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and chief executive of the initiative Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All).  More

11 February 2015
Professor Markku Kulmala, Director, Atmospheric Sciences Division, University of Helsinki

Markku Kulmala is a world leader in atmospheric aerosol science and a founder of “terrestrial ecosystem meteorology,” a new wide perspective interdisciplinary field addressing theoretical and experimental physics, atmospheric chemistry, observational meteorology, and biophysics.  More

18 December 2014
Young scientists win Ukrainian presidential award

Four young scientists have won an award from the Ukrainian president for their forest and land use research in collaboration with IIASA.  More

18 December 2014
How will climate change transform agriculture?

Climate change impacts will require major but very uncertain transformations of global agriculture systems by mid-century, according to new IIASA research.  More

15 December 2014
ERC grant to support energy poverty & climate research

IIASA energy researcher Narasimha D. Rao has received a prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for a project on energy, climate change, and decent living standards.  More

15 December 2014
Climate policy pledges are an important step forward but fall short of 2°C

Pledges to reduce emissions in China, Europe and the US provide an important step forward for climate change action, but a more comprehensive effort is needed to stabilize the climate below critical thresholds. Climate finance can cover investment gaps and alleviate distributional tensions, a new study shows.  More

10 December 2014
Eurasia: Workshop on economic integration brings new insights

Economic considerations trump politics at IIASA workshop on Non-Tariff Barriers and Technical Regulations, 20–21 November 2014.  More

05 December 2014
Systems Science and Israel

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has invited IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr Pavel Kabat to speak about the benefits of systems science. During the visit Kabat also met with the Director of the National Economic Council in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and the President of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities to discuss possible future collaboration with Israel.  More

03 December 2014
Growing cooperation: First the carrot, then the stick

To encourage cooperation in groups, a combination of rewards and penalties is best, according to a new study by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).  More

01 December 2014
Climate Change: The necessary, the possible, and the desirable

In a new article published just prior to the UNFCC meeting in Lima, prominent scientists, including IIASA leaders, explore the key elements for climate change action.  More

27 November 2014
Education is key to climate adaptation

According to new IIASA research, education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change.  More

25 November 2014
UN climate award goes to IIASA flood resilience program

A collaborative IIASA project on flood resilience has been chosen by theUN’s Momentum for Change initiative as an exemplary Lighthouse Activity in 2014.  More

24 November 2014
Arctic Futures Initiative - Advisory Group Meeting

The second meeting for advising the planning phase of the AFI.The objective of the meeting is to draft an AFI strategy document for collaboration with the Arctic Council andnationally, plan the next steps for AFI, and establishment ofAdvisory Group memberships.  More

20 November 2014
UNEP report highlights pathways to limit climate change

The 2014 Emissions Gap report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) outlines clear limits for global greenhouse gas emissions, in order to avoid overreaching the 2 degree Celsius limit. IIASA researchers played leading roles in the report.  More

18 November 2014
IIASA researchers win GEO Appathon

Growers’ Nation, a mobile app developed by IIASA researchers, has won the 2014 Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Appathon, a global app development competition aimed at unleashing the power of Earth Observations.  More

17 November 2014
Risk analysis for a complex world

Developing adaptable systems for finance and international relations could help reduce the risk of major systemic collapses such as the 2008 financial crisis, according to a new analysis.  More

16 November 2014
Elena Rovenskaya gave a talk on "Assessment of Government Actions Targeted at Stimulation of Economic Growth: Modeling and Calculation of the Multiplier Effect" in Moscow, Russia

Elena Rovenskaya visited Moscow, Russia where she participated in the 3rd International Research Conference "Systemic Analysis in Economics – 2014" which was held at the Financial University and gave a talk on"Assessment of Government Actions Targeted at Stimulation of Economic Growth: Modeling and Calculation of the Multiplier Effect".  More

11 November 2014
IIASA Council welcomes new Chair

Donald Saari has been appointed as Council Chair at the biannual meeting of the IIASA Council in June 2014, effective from 11 November 2014.  More

10 November 2014
Professor Peter Lemke, Alfred Wegner Institute for Polar and Marine Research

Peter Lemke, Chair of the IIASA Council from 2009 to 2014, is a leading expert in the field of polar and climate research. He has won numerous awards and international recognition for his work on climate processes in the atmosphere, sea ice, and the ocean.  More

10 November 2014
Professor Simon A. Levin, Princeton University

Simon Levin was Chair of IIASA’s governing Council from 2003 to 2009, Vice-Chair from 2009 to 2013, and Chair of the US Committee for IIASA throughout that time. An ecologist, he won the prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 2014 for his "research revealing the complexity of, and relationships between, species and ecosystems.  More

04 November 2014
Young scientists program advances research in Africa

The Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program—a research capacity building program cooperatively offered by IIASA and South African partners—launches its third year at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.  More

04 November 2014
Dr Arkady Kryazhimskiy 1949 – 2014

Dr Arkady Kryazhimskiy will be sorely missed by all his colleagues at IIASA. He was an outstanding mathematician, a fine leader, a helpful colleague, and a true gentleman.  More

03 November 2014
Climate change: Limiting short-lived pollutants cannot buy time on CO2 mitigation

Reducing emissions of non-CO2 gases and air pollutants with climate effects would bring health benefits and near-term climate co-benefits - but the impact on long-term climate change might be lower than previously estimated, according to a new study of the potential of air pollution and carbon dioxide mitigation in climate stabilization scenarios.  More

01 November 2014
What's your place in the world population?

IIASA researcher Samir KC together with collagues from the World Bank have developed an interactive tool that shows the journey of an individuals life in numbers and dates.  More

28 October 2014
Former IIASA Council Chair Simon Levin wins Pacioli Award

Former IIASA Council Chair Simon Levin has been awarded the 2014 Pacioli Award from Ca' Foscari University in Italy. The award honors interdisciplinary excellence in science, economics, art, or literature.  More

26 October 2014
Wolfgang Lutz elected TWAS Fellow 2014

IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz has been elected to the World Academy of Sciences.  More

25 October 2014
IIASA intensifies relationships with Korea

In October, IIASA Director General and CEO, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat and Special Advisor to the Director General, Prof. Chin-Min Lee made an official visit to the Republic of Korea.  More

23 October 2014
The Bubble Economy by Robert U. Ayres

Prof. Robert U. Ayres, a former IIASA scholar describes the roots of our bubble economy, the role of energy in the economy, climate change and the failures of austerity.  More

23 October 2014
World population likely to peak by 2070

New population projections from IIASA researchers provide a fundamentally improved view of future population, structured by age, sex, and level of education, which differ from recent projections by the United Nations.  More

22 October 2014
IPCC launches full Working Group II report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change launched the full Working Group II report in Geneva on 15 October 2014.  More



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