Without ambitious, integrated action combining conservation and restoration efforts with a transformation of the food system, turning the tide of biodiversity loss by 2050 or earlier will not be possible.
Knowledge about prehistoric farming cultures can be used to provide insights on human societal responses to climate change.
A new large-scale, open source hydrological and water resources model will support different stakeholder groups and scientific communities investigations.
Hydropower electricity generation would benefit more from a 1.5°C than a 2°C global climate warming scenario, shows a case study in Sumatra.
A new working group of the Earth Commission, with renowned scientists from institutions around the world including IIASA, will investigate future pathways of how humanity might develop sustainably to ensure a safe and just world for all.
The results of a new study show that achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement will require a deep reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions, ideally by around 40% to 50% by 2030.
A combination of a new satellites data processing and economical modelling helps to evaluate the possibility to achieve one of the SDG7 target in sub-Saharan Africa: universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.
Education reduces the vulnerability of populations toward climat change, but also can increase slighlty greenhouse gases emissions.
Low-carbon technologies that are smaller scale, more affordable, and can be mass deployed are more likely to enable a faster transition to net-zero emissions.
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, IIASA researchers are working to visualize key demographic and socioeconomic information to help inform decisions by health professionals, governments, and policymakers.