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.
Methane is a gas that deserves more attention in the climate debate as it contributes to almost half of human-made global warming in the short-term. A new IIASA study shows that it is possible to significantly contribute to reduced global warming through the implementation of available technology that limits methane release to the atmosphere.