International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international research organization located in Laxenburg, near Vienna, in Austria. IIASA conducts interdisciplinary scientific studies on environmental, economic, technological and social issues in the context of human dimensions of global change. IIASA's mission is "to provide insights and guidance to policymakers worldwide by finding solutions to global and universal problems through applied systems analysis in order to improve human and social wellbeing and to protect the environment." IIASA brings its experience of managing international tensions through science to today's global issues. Its multinational and multidisciplinary teams of researchers have a growing membership, now including the world's four largest economies.

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Thinking outside the box on climate mitigation

In a new commentary in the journal Nature Climate Change, IIASA researchers argue that a broader range of scenarios is needed to support international policymakers in limiting climate change to under 2°C above pre-industrial ...

dateJan 15, 2018 in Environment
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Win-win strategies for climate and food security

Climate policies that target agriculture and forests could lead to increased food prices. But reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration in agriculture could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions ...

dateOct 02, 2017 in Environment
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Before the flood: What drives preparedness?

A new study across Austria, England, and Romania finds room for improvement in both public and private schemes that could help encourage risk reduction behaviors and reduce losses in future disasters.

dateAug 21, 2017 in Environment
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