Science into policy news

The latest updates on IIASA policy work, which spans national, regional, and global levels.

20 March 2018
Achieving healthy, climate-friendly, affordable diets in India

New research led by IIASA researcher Narasimha Rao has shown how it might be possible to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in India in an affordable way whilst also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  More

05 March 2018
Models show how to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C

There are several ways to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C by 2100, and new research led by IIASA researcher Joeri Rogelj shows under what conditions this could happen.  More

20 February 2018
Sea levels will rise 20 cm more by 2300 for each 5-year delay in peak emissions

Ensuring that global CO2 emissions peak as soon as possible is crucial for limiting sea-level rises, even if global warming is limited to well below 2°C. A new study involving IIASA research has now estimated how much sea levels will rise as a result of peak emission delays.  More

08 February 2018
Removing fossil fuel subsidies will not reduce CO2 emissions as much as hoped

Removing fossil fuel subsidies would have only a small effect on CO2 emissions and renewable energy use, new research has shown. The largest emissions savings would be in oil and gas exporting countries, where fewer poor people would be affected, and subsidy removal can be aided by currently low oil prices.  More

31 October 2017
Modeling Indonesia’s energy revolution

Options Winter 2017/18:Indonesia has ambitious energy goals: only rigorous analysis can guide it to the best solution.  More

30 October 2017
Solving Delhi’s pollution troubles

Options Winter 2017/18:“Neighbouring states responsible for 60% of Delhi pollution”, said a recent headline in the Indian Express, adding to the megacity’s debate about its dirty air.  More

16 June 2017
What is disaster resilience?

Options Summer 2017: True disaster resilience is not just about reducing risk, it must also have sustainable development at its core.  More

06 June 2017
Ambiguous pledges leave large uncertainty under Paris climate agreement

Emission reduction pledges made by individual countries under the Paris Agreement leave a wide range of possible climate outcomes, according to new research. Without stronger pledges, the study shows, the climate goals may not be possible to achieve.  More

31 October 2016
Supporting national climate policy

Options Magazine Winter 2016: While policymakers around the world grapple with the complex problem of setting their countries’ climate commitments, IIASA research has been helping to provide a clear, quantitative evidence base.  More

30 October 2016
Invest in energy to cut air pollution deaths

Options Magazine Winter 2016: Just a small increase in energy investment could cut premature deaths from air pollution in half by 2040, says a new report which was underpinned by key contributions from the IIASA Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases Program.  More

05 June 2016
Can carbon markets work?

Options Magazine Summer 2016: Carbon markets have been floundering, IIASA research explores whether they can be saved.  More

26 October 2015
Climate risk management

Options Magazine Winter 2015: Tacklingthe impacts of climate?related disasters using a risk layering approach.  More


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