IIASA's Magazine Options

Options Magazine presents IIASA and its latest research for a non-specialist audience. Read articles online or download previous issues as a PDF.


The Footprint of Food

Options Magazine, Winter 2013/14: This issue contains the latest news and research from IIASA, including new IIASA research on food, water, climate, energy, and more. More

Between the lines

Options Magazine, Summer 2013: The articles in the latest issue of IIASA's bi-yearly magazine Options show the value of looking “between the lines” to find lasting solutions to the major challenges facing our world. More

The Seven Critical Issues at Rio+20 

Options Magazine, Summer 2012: Discussions at Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, highlighted seven areas which need priority attention; these include energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans, disaster readiness, and decent jobs.  More

Human Wellbeing and Sustainable Development

Options Magazine, Winter 2011/12: Historically, development and economic growth have been key to bringing significant numbers of people out of poverty. But such growth must be sustainable if today’s world is to be fair to future generations. The winter 2011/2012 issue of Options brings together IIASA research into poverty and equity with research on sustainable development. More

Food & Water

Options Magazine, Summer 2011: Meeting the growing global demand for food and freshwater is a major global challenge and necessitates improved management of the world’s land, water resources, and ecosystems. The summer 2011 issue of Options presents recent IIASA research into the smarter management of food and water resources. More

Energy and Climate Change

Options Magazine, Winter 2010/2011: Energy production and consumption, including heating, electricity and transportation, contribute over 80 percent to all greenhouse gas emissions in the world, making a combined study of them essential. The winter 2010/2011 issue of Options focuses on IIASA’s studies of energy and climate change. More

Options Magazine: Green Growth

Options Magazine, Summer 2010: Opportunities exist to use clean “green” technologies to deliver growth without putting the future of our planet or the health of the local population at risk. The summer 2010 issue of Options looks at the technically and economically feasible pathways to transform to a low-carbon economy. More



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