Current research activities center around the following themes:
The current international climate policy discussion about reduction in greenhouse gas emissions does not capture the domestic framing of many countries, which perceive mitigation measures as being in direct conflict with policy objectives like growth and competitiveness. Adaptation is mainly seen as an issue for infrastructure investments. More
Substantial transformational changes are required to achieve two contradictory goals: enabling further development in developtin and industrialized countries and at the same time halving GHG emissions. IIASA research activities focus on developing strategies that will help accomplish the long-term objective of stabilizing global mean temperatures at 2°C above pre-industrial levels while allowing for the increase in economic actvities required for further human development and wellbeing. More
A variety of measures that improve human welfare through better local air quality will also result in near-term climate benefits More
These themes are addressed in a large number of specific research projects, often in collaboration with partners within and outside IIASA.
The tools developed by by AIR (formerly MAG) are being used as a trusted foundation for short- to long-term policy development by decision makers in the developed and developing worlds.
Last edited: 07 April 2016
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