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2018

30 November 2018
European Commission long-term strategy on climate change underpinned by IIASA research

The European Commission has adopted a new long-term strategy, A Clean Planet for all, on how Europe can become climate neutral by 2050 and meet its Paris Agreement commitments, and IIASA research has contributed to the quantitative backbone.  More

29 November 2018
IIASA researchers among top 1% of most highly cited scientists

Several IIASA researchers from the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases Program, the Energy Program, the Ecosystems Services and Management Program, and the Water Program are among the world’s most highly cited scientists, according to a new list published by Clarivate Analytics.  More

29 November 2018
Climate change and air pollution damaging health and causing millions of premature deaths

IIASA researchers have contributed to a major new report in The Lancet medical journal looking at the effects of climate change on human health, and the implications for society.  More

19 November 2018
A people-centered approach to limiting global warming

Options Winter 2018/19: IIASA’s Low Energy Demand scenario shows how to limit global warming to 1.5°C in a different way.  More

07 November 2018
Air quality management in Vietnam

The collaborative research project on air quality management in Vietnam being carried out jointly by IIASA and its Vietnamese National Member Organization, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), reached an important milestone at the end of October with the publication of the first year's progress report.  More

22 October 2018
Haze and Biomass Burning in Asia

The burning of biomass in Asia – as a household cooking fuel, of agricultural residuals, and uncontrolled forest and peat fires – is an important impediment to development in Asia. Solutions require a systems perspective and international cooperation.  More

09 October 2018
IIASA contributes to IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, a new assessment on minimizing global warming, and multiple IIASA researchers were involved in its production.  More

14 September 2018
China’s energy policies: A balancing act between air quality, carbon emissions, and water scarcity goals

China is attempting a shift from coal to natural gas in an effort to address the country’s severe air pollution. A new study shows that although such a switch generally has benefits for air quality, carbon mitigation, and water stress, some options may in fact increase carbon emissions and water consumption.  More

10 September 2018
CIAM Report 1/2018: The 2017 critical loads data: Differences to earlier estimates and implications for current and future ecosystems protections

In 2017, the Coordination Centre for Effects (CCE) of the Working Group on Effects compiled a new data set on critical loads in Europe, based on the submissions of national focal centres to the 2015-17 call for data. This data set has now been introduced into the GAINS integrated assessment model, the main tool for policy analyses for the Convention.  More

26 February 2018
Ethane and propane emissions have been underestimated

Emissions of ethane and propane have traditionally been underestimated by more than 50% in national emission inventories, and revision is needed, according to new research.  More


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