Informal economy is not black or illegal economy: it corresponds with unreported precarious jobs, which in some countries account for the overwhelming majority of jobs. Hence the importance of quantifying it.
The signature of a MoU between IUPAC and IUPAP about IYBSSD 2022.
Why is basic research needed today? Some historic arguments.
Carrying diseases such as chikungunya or dengue fever, the tiger mosquito is found in French overseas territories but also in the south of France. It is therefore essential to control this species, which raises new issues about control methods.
Fourteen science academies call for a better funding of basic sciences.
In the 1980s, the development community realised that many initiatives in favour of Global South countries were partial successes, sometimes even blatant failures.
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.
Since the 1950s, the number of deaths caused by floods in Africa has increased fivefold. Human and cimatic factors are responsibles.
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.
Knowledge of river flow, which is crucial information for agriculture, research or power generation, is not available everywhere from the ground. Satellites can remedy this.