IIASA Research Projects

More than 200 scientists and other experts at IIASA work in partnerships with research institutions around the globe on scores of research projects, many of which are listed below.

Research projects by programs:

Futures Initiatives:

Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space

This IIASA Futures Initiative deals with the complex issues of economic cooperation between countries of the Eurasian continent.  More

Arctic Futures Initiative

The Arctic Futures Initiative (AFI) brings a systems analysis perspective to the future of the Arctic. More

Tropical Futures Initiative

IIASA’s Tropical Futures Initiative represents a novel approach to tackling tropical deforestation through policy assessment and capacity building. More

Water Futures and Solutions

The Water Futures and Solutions Initiative is a ground-breaking study into sustainable solutions to meet local, national, and global water challenges. It is looking for additional partners from the development, business, and scientific community. More

Global Energy Assessment

The Global Energy Assessment (GEA), launched in 2012, defines a new global energy policy agenda –  one that transforms the way society thinks about, uses, and delivers energy.  Involving specialists from a range of disciplines, industry groups, and policy areas, GEA research aims to facilitate equitable and sustainable energy services for all, in particular the two billion people who currently lack access to clean, modern energy. More

Cross-Cutting Projects:

Nexus Solutions for Sustainability

A new project, Nexus Solutions for Sustainability, aims to identify integrated approaches to energy, water, food, and ecosystem security in selected regions of the world. More

The World in 2050

The World in 2050 (TWI 2050) project is a partnership between science and policy that aims to develop equitable pathways to sustainable development within safe planetary boundaries in order to build human and environmental resilience to global change. More

Shale Gas – A Possible Bridge toward Sustainable Energy Futures?

The Shale Gas project at IIASA examined whether shale gas could contribute to the transformation towards sustainability. Assessing the technological, economic, social, and environmental issues involved, the project conducted a systems analysis of future opportunities and barriers to incorporating shale gas into energy systems. More

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Research Partners

IIASA works with a wide range of research partners across the globe

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