The health of nature is intimately linked to the health of humans. A new IIASA-led study proposes pathways to reverse the current trend of biodiversity loss and shows that the next 30 years will be pivotal for the Earth’s wildlife.
Several members of the IIASA Strategic Taskforce share their views on the bold new IIASA strategic agenda, how it came to be, and what it promises for the future.
IIASA alumnus Marcus Thomson explains how what we have learnt about prehistoric farming cultures can be used to provide useful insights on human societal responses to climate change.
Lisa Thalheimer shares her journey in researching climate-related migration in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of taking mental health issues into account.
Nebojsa Nakicenovic explains how societal disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic can offer an opportunity for a more sustainable and innovative future.
IIASA researcher Sibel Eker explores the usefulness and reliability of COVID-19 models for informing decision making about the extent of the epidemic and the healthcare problem.
IIASA postdoc Martin Jung discusses how a newly developed map can help provide a detailed view of important species habitats and assist in ecosystem threat assessments and biodiversity modeling efforts.
Dilek Fraisl discusses how citizen science data can be harnessed to contribute to effective evidence-based policymaking and monitoring progress towards all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Ralph Keeney is a professor and consultant about decision-making. He describes his most recent book, Give Yourself a Nudge: Helping Smart People Make Smarter Personal and Business Decisions, and how it can impact you.
Tadeusz Bara-Slupski discusses his company’s recent collaboration with IIASA to develop an interactive COVID-19 data visualization tool.
Does COVID-19 affect men and women differently? Tomas Sobotka sheds light on the demographics of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
Nicole Arbour shares why it is important it to remember the human factor in the global pandemic.
Jarmo Kikstra, a research assistant in the IIASA Energy Program, shares his experience at EGU2020: Sharing Geosciences Online.
The Cercedilla Manifesto: Advocating for more environmentally and socially sustainable research meetings
Raquel Guimaraes and Debbora Leip argue that it is time for researchers to set an example by making research meetings more sustainable.
Finn Laurien and Reinhard Mechler share how systems resilience measurement can prepare communities facing multiple threats like Covid-19 and disaster and climate risks.