United Kingdom

United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) represent the United Kingdom’s membership of IIASA.

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Current collaborations between IIASA and the UK are enhancing UK expertise in developing and applying systems analysis, especially integrated assessment models. Establishing multinational and multidisciplinary teams of researchers is a key building block in IIASA work and many productive partnerships exist between IIASA and UK researchers.

These activities are complemented by scientific exchange with over 550 researchers visiting the UK from IIASA and over 370 researchers, advisors and diplomats visiting IIASA from the UK, over the same period. Beyond continuing these research collaborations, there is significant opportunity to grow the relationship between IIASA and the UK scholarly community, through joint research projects, scientific exchange and collaborative capacity building activities. 

Research highlights:

UK weight misperception highest among overweight and obese, influenced by socioeconomic factors

A new study reveals that overweight and obese adults in the UK are more likely to underestimate their weight status and less likely to try to lose weight, especially among lower-income, lower-education, and minority groups. More

Using demand-side management to solve UK energy problems

Options Winter 2017/18: Demand side management has been recognized as a powerful tool to balance the grid and help the transition to a more sustainable system, but it will need a regulatory framework. More

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United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Duncan Wingham

Executive Chair of the Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)

United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Matthew Dobson

Senior Programme Manager, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)

INFO SHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM

PUBLICATIONS

Posch M , Aherne J, Moldan F, Evans CD, Forsius M, Larssen T, Helliwell R, & Cosby B (2019). Dynamic Modeling and Target Loads of Sulfur and Nitrogen for Surface Waters in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Environmental Science & Technology 53 (9): 5062-5070. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.8b06356.

Komendantova N & Battaglini A (2016). Social challenges of electricity transmission: grid Deployment in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Belgium. IEEE Power and Energy Magazine 14 (4): 79-87. DOI:10.1109/MPE.2016.2550399.

Warr B, Ayres RU, Eisenmenger N, Krausmann F, & Schandl H (2010). Energy use and economic development: A comparative analysis of useful work supply in Austria, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US during 100 years of economic growth. Ecological Economics 69 (10): 1904-1917. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.03.021.

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