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Would addressing climate change improve energy security?
Energy & Climate / Science and Policy

Would addressing climate change improve energy security?

By Jessica Jewell, Research Scholar, IIASA Energy Program How would action to mitigate climate change affect energy security for countries around the world? In two recent studies that I worked on with colleagues in IIASA’s Energy Program and three other European research centers, we explored this question under a range of different policy scenarios. We found … Continue reading

Uncertainty in an emissions-constrained world
Energy & Climate / Science and Policy

Uncertainty in an emissions-constrained world

By Matthias Jonas, IIASA, and  Gregg Marland, Appalachian State University Greenhouse gas emissions are seldom measured directly. They must be estimated from data such as on energy use and changes in land use. That means that estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from human sources are inherently uncertain. In a new study with colleagues at IIASA … Continue reading

Towards a climate risk management approach for adaptation
Energy & Climate / Risk & Vulnerability

Towards a climate risk management approach for adaptation

By Reinhard Mechler, IIASA Risk, Policy, and Vulnerability Program On March 25, member countries of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) started discussing the key findings of the second volume of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) in Yokohama, Japan. The report focuses on climate-related impacts, risks and adaptation. Once approved by the 150+ governments … Continue reading

Interview: Women, education, and leadership in Africa
Alumni / Poverty & Equity / Young Scientists

Interview: Women, education, and leadership in Africa

Lanoi Maloiy is a PhD student at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, and a participant in the recently completed 2013-14 Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP), which IIASA co-organizes with the South African National Research Foundation and Department of Science and Technology at the University of the Free State in South Africa. … Continue reading

Interview: Sustainable development—the challenge of our generation
IIASA Network / Science and Policy

Interview: Sustainable development—the challenge of our generation

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network is an expert on economics, development, and sustainability, and a founding member of IIASA and European Forum Alpbach’s Global Think Tank, which is holding its first meeting in Laxenburg this week.   On Wednesday, 12 … Continue reading

A continuing transformation
Alumni / History

A continuing transformation

By Aviott John, IIASA alumnus Anyone who has seen before and after photos of Schloss Laxenburg—the home of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)—knows what an incredible physical transformation the building went through between 1972 and 1981 to become the home of IIASA. The functional and organizational changes that happened inside Schloss Laxenburg … Continue reading