Research collaborations between IIASA and the United States of America (US) have been highly productive
ever since the institute was founded in 1972. The IIASA–US relationship is central to the Institute and consequently IIASA participates in more activities related to the US than any of its other member countries.
The US National Member Organization is the National Academy of Sciences, which promotes cooperation with American scientists, research institutions, and government agencies. The membership contribution is supported by the National Science Foundation.
IIASA researchers explored optimal pathways for managing groundwater and hydropower trade-offs for different water availability conditions as solar and wind energy start to play a more prominent role in the state of California. More
Land is critical to human livelihoods and wellbeing, while actions related to land use also play an important role in the climate system. IIASA researchers contributed to the development of a new roadmap outlining actions on deforestation, restoration, and carbon cuts that could lead to the land sector becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and a net carbon sink by 2050. More
Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change. More
To overcome pressures on water quantity and quality in the Rio Grande/Bravo the 1944 Water Treaty between Mexico and the USA must be adapted, taking full advantage of the institutional flexibility to include environmental sustainability. More
Last edited: 18 December 2018
INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH THE US
Patrizio P, Leduc S, Kraxner F, Fuß S, Kindermann G , Spokas K, Wetterlund E, Lundgren J, et al. (2019). Killing two birds with one stone: a negative emissions strategy for a soft landing of the US coal sector. In: Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage. Eds. Pires, J.C. & da Cunha Goncalves, A.L., pp. 219-236 Academic Press. ISBN 978012816600010.1016/B978-0-12-816229-3.00011-9.
Patrizio P, Leduc S, Kraxner F, Fuß S, Kindermann G , Mesfun S , Spokas K, Mendoza Ponce A, et al. (2018). Reducing US coal emissions can boost employment. Joule 2 (12): 2633-2648. DOI:10.1016/j.joule.2018.10.004.
Baker JS, Havlik P, Beach R, Leclere D, Schmid E, Valin H , Cole J, Creason J, et al. (2018). Evaluating the effects of climate change on US agricultural systems: sensitivity to regional impact and trade expansion scenarios. Environmental Research Letters 13 (6): e064019. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aac1c2.
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