Membership of IIASA began in in 2013 via Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Australian and IIASA researchers collaborated on several internationally significant projects and explored opportunities for new joint projects. 



Collaborations on internationally significant projects included the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium whose work is supporting the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, global model comparisons in the areas of energy and of sustainable agriculture, the Global Carbon Project, and the World Futures and Solutions initiative. Significant opportunities for future collaboration have been identified in the fields of energy, water, extreme events, risk modeling of invasive species risks, and pollution modeling among others. Capacity building through greater scientific exchange via researching at or visiting IIASA, or taking part in IIASA’s programs for young scientists, will also be a priority for the partnership. 



Direct policy inputs

Energy (ENE) Program researchers have wide peer recognition in the public and private domain, serving the global science and energy communities in a personal capacity. more


Earth Observation Systems (EOS)

Through its Geo-Wiki tool, Earth Observation Systems (EOS) in 2013 introduced new ways for citizen scientists worldwide to contribute to improving future global land cover maps. more



International model intercomparison projects

The Energy (ENE) Program has been at the forefront of several research efforts for the wider science community. These include the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) and two international model inter-comparison projects that were successfully completed in 2013 (EMF27 and AMPERE).  more


Novel insurance options

Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV) researchers presented novel suggestions for regional risk management platforms. Suggestions included risk insurance pools to manage climate loss and damage, which are gaining traction in the Caribbean, Pacific, Africa and recently Europe. more


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