• SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND AFRICA

    Transformative uses of systems analysis to address regional challenges

  • COP25

    IIASA researchers to bring the latest research on how to reach the ambitious targets set in 2015

  • IIASA @ AGU

    IIASA to participate in the American Geosciences Union Fall Meeting 2019 presenting research on Earth and space sciences

  • OPTIONS MAGAZINE

    Nobody left behind

  • ON THE BLOG

    Creating a safe space to talk about gender equality in science

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Winter 2019

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10 December 2019

Could we cool the Earth with an ice-free Arctic?

The Arctic region is heating up faster than any other place on Earth, and as more and more sea ice is lost every year, we are already feeling the impacts. IIASA researchers explored strategies for cooling down the oceans in a world without this important cooling mechanism. More

9 December 2019

Highlighting the importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers

Mountains and highlands are often referred to as natural “water towers” because they provide lowland communities with essential freshwater for drinking, irrigation, industry, food, and energy production. A new Nature study provides insight into this valuable resource, which is crucial to the welfare of 1.9 billion people. More

9 December 2019

Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets

Extreme climatic conditions could lead to an increased risk of unusually low agricultural harvests if more than one global breadbasket is affected by adverse climate conditions at the same time. The findings of a new IIASA study show that these breadbaskets, the geographical areas responsible for growing much of the world’s food, are at risk to produce enough wheat, maize, and soybean, due to extreme temperatures. More

3 December 2019

Differences in replacement level fertility point to inequalities

The percentage of the world’s population that is above or below the ‘replacement level of fertility’ has long been used as a measure of demographic development. A new study revisited how this metric is calculated and how useful it really is in terms of informing policy decisions. More

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