A new project, Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land, aims to identify integrated approaches to energy, water, food, and ecosystem security in selected regions of the world. More
This IIASA Futures Initiative deals with the complex issues of economic cooperation between countries of the Eurasian continent. More
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
In a “tragedy of the commons” individuals, acting according to their own self-interest, behave contrary to the best interests of the wider group by depleting or degrading a common resource. The Equitable Governance of Common Goods project will help avoid such tragedies by improving the regulation of open resources. More
Population diversity in terms of age, sex, education, and differences in income, behavior, and location can all influence human consumption patterns, and in turn the assessment of their environmental impacts. The Socioeconomic Heterogeneity in Model Applications (SCHEMA) project will investigate how these factors might affect patterns of global change. More
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
The Systemic Risk and Network Dynamics project will examine how different types of systems, ranging from financial to ecological and beyond, are at risk of cascades of failures. As well as assessing this risk, this cross-cutting project will develop tools to help prevent such events. More
This project will involve the development of spatially explicit information on emissions and land-use changes for the project Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6, as well as extension of the Representative Concentration Pathways-Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (RCPs-SSPs) framework for climate impacts, vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation. More
Dynamic Global Vegetation Models (DGVMs), although invaluable for understanding the biosphere, suffer from the accumulation of uncertainty. This project aims to address this problem by developing the foundations of a new generation of models centered on a “missing law”—adaptation and optimization principles rooted in natural selection. More
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Models and Tools
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Bento N (2016) Calling for Change? Innovation, diffusion, and the energy impacts of global mobile telephony. Energy Research & Social Science, 21 (1). pp. 84-100.
Wang T, Yu Y, Zhou W, Liu B, et al. (2016) Dynamics of material productivity and socioeconomic factors based on auto-regressive distributed lag model in China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 137. pp. 752-761.
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