Brazil

Activities between Brazil and IIASA expanded in 2013 with research collaborations in the areas of land-use change, bio-energy, and deforestation among others.

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Brazil map

Brazil's membership of IIASA via the Center for Strategic Studies and Management Science, Technology and Innovation (CGEE) entered its third year in 2013. Research collaborations included: (1) building up expertise in integrated land-use modeling; (2) exploring the potential of combining bio-energy and carbon capture and storage in Brazil; and (3) the development of a new tropical flagship project at IIASA. Capacity building activities were also strengthened with 3 Brazilians taking part in IIASA's programs for young scientists and IIASA becoming a partner of Brazil's Science without Borders program to fund Brazilian postdocs at IIASA.


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Outreach and dissemination

There was substantial outreach activity by the Transitions to New Technologies (TNT) Program in 2013 with respect to summarizing and disseminating previous multi-year research projects and assessment activities plus the editing of a book, three special journal issues, and publication of 40 articles and book chapters. more

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Uncertainty in environmental services

Total uncertainty in greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions changes over time due to “learning” and the structural change in the GHG emitters. Understanding uncertainty over time is important to improve setting emission targets in the future and was key to the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program's work in 2013. more

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European consumption impacts world forests

Agricultural products imported to Europe accounted for more than one-third of global deforestation associated with international agricultural trade, according to a new policy-oriented report prepared by a European consortium including IIASA, and published by the European Commission. more

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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

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New LANDFLOW model extensions developed

The LANDFLOW model, developed at IIASA, was applied to estimate how deforestation is connected to agricultural production in each country and how it relates to EU consumption via international trade. more

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Decent living energy

Narasimha D. Rao discusses his two postdoctoral studies on i) quantifying the energy requirements for a given universal set of living standards in three developing countries and ii) using an integrated approach to explain income inequality.  more

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Decent living energy

Narasimha D. Rao discusses his two postdoctoral studies on i) quantifying the energy requirements for a given universal set of living standards in three developing countries and ii) using an integrated approach to explain income inequality.  more


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