This issue highlights research done under the IIASA Arctic Futures Initiative, where scientists have been collaborating on projects covering issues affecting the northern reaches of our planet. We also take a closer look at the institute’s extensive work around ensuring the sustainable management and protection of the world’s dwindling forests, and discuss a new people-centered approach to limiting global warming, that could potentially help the world stay below 1.5°C.
Our newly introduced IIASA Corner features recent events and other institute news, while our people pages introduce you to some of the people that contribute to the institute’s success.
We hope you enjoy these and other articles in this varied edition of Options.
Options Winter 2018/19: The vast 15 million square kilometer territory surrounding the North Pole commonly referred to as “the Arctic” may seem to be remote and intangible, but what happens there affects us all. More
Options Winter 2018/19: IIASA’s Low Energy Demand scenario shows how to limit global warming to 1.5°C in a different way. More
Options Winter 2018/19: Q&A with Heinz Faßmann, Minister for Education, Science, and Research of the Republic of Austria. More
Options Winter 2018/19: A study by IIASA researcher and former Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program participant, Elvis Nkoana looked into factors preventing the successful implementation of sustainable renewable energy into South Africa’s national energy mix. More
Options Winter 2018/19: The results of a recent IIASA study highlighted the importance of accounting for global climate change when conducting regional assessments. More
Options Winter 2018/19: Researchers from IIASA and China collaborated on a study to find the most cost efficient way of producing enough food and energy while taking limitations on the availability of land and water into account. More
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