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Released: 22-Sep-2022 11:35 AM EDT
An integrated modeling framework to assess surface and groundwater resources
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

In a new study, researchers applied a large-scale model linking surface water to groundwater, which can be used for estimating water resources at a high spatial resolution.

Released: 7-Sep-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Over-reliance on biomass-based carbon removal technologies could increase climate and food security risks
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

An international team of researchers highlighted the inherent risk of relying too much on carbon removal technologies to limit climate change in a new study just published in Nature.

Released: 5-Sep-2022 4:05 AM EDT
Lessons learned from COVID-19 mitigation measures
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Researchers analyzed how the expectation of a vaccine influences optimal lockdown measures during a pandemic.

   
Released: 25-Aug-2022 4:05 AM EDT
Citizen science: empowering citizens to address global challenges
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

IIASA researchers actively contribute to the development of citizen science and have recently published a primer aimed at both established and aspiring practitioners of this approach to highlight key issues and how to address them.

Released: 23-Aug-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Add Your Voice to Build a More Sustainable Future
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Help researchers identify key changes that could catalyze and facilitate systemic and structural transformations of our entire societies.

Released: 19-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
A Sustainable Path to Eliminate Hunger in Africa
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

To feed Africa’s growing population, agricultural-food systems need to be modernized. In a new study, researchers analyzed how continental free trade and agricultural development could ensure sustainable food security for Africa.

Released: 16-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Propane - a solution for more sustainable air conditioning
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Current severe heatwaves that will likely increase in severity and frequency in the future are driving a rise in the use of air conditioners, threatening the environment with their high energy consumption and refrigerants with high warming potential. A new study finds that switching to propane as a refrigerant could lessen the global temperature increase from space cooling.

Released: 25-Jul-2022 10:35 AM EDT
Weak Handgrip Strength May Signal Serious Health Issues
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Muscle strength is a powerful predictor of mortality that can quickly and inexpensively be assessed by measuring handgrip strength.

Released: 20-Jul-2022 5:05 AM EDT
Advocating for a Global Commitment to Science Diplomacy
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

The Vienna Statement on Science Diplomacy has been endorsed by more than one hundred eminent personalities from the academic and policymaking community.

Released: 13-Jul-2022 5:05 AM EDT
Supporting Austria’s Path to Climate Neutrality
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Over the next three years, more than 120 scientists will be working on a new comprehensive climate report for Austria.

Released: 3-Jun-2022 5:05 AM EDT
How We Choose to End Deforestation Will Impact Future Emissions
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Could the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use’s ambitions be too ambiguous? An international team of researchers looked into this question.

Released: 30-May-2022 9:05 AM EDT
Turning High-Rise Buildings Into Batteries
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

IIASA researchers have come up with a new energy storage concept that could turn tall buildings into batteries to improve the power quality in urban settings.

19-May-2022 11:00 AM EDT
Making the Most of Crowdsourcing Campaigns
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

In a new study, an international team of researchers explored how crowdsourcing projects can make the most effective use of volunteer contributions.

4-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Identifying Global Poverty From Space
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A new IIASA-led study proposes a novel method to estimate global economic wellbeing using nighttime satellite images.

Released: 3-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
How Solving Central Asia's Water-Energy Conflict Can Also Boost Renewable Energy Generation
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Agricultural efforts in downstream countries in Central Asia would be significantly boosted with a “dual water and energy storage scheme”, which also paves the way for high shares of renewable energy generation in the region.

Released: 6-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
New IPCC Report: we can halve emissions by 2030
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

There is increasing evidence of the success of climate action, say scientists in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

31-Mar-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Crowdsourcing campaign identifies drivers of tropical forest loss
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

To combat forest loss in the tropics, a new study uses crowdsourcing to identify the drivers of deforestation. The resulting dataset can be used to create high-resolution maps and help policymakers apply the best protection measures.

Released: 18-Mar-2022 4:05 AM EDT
Use your cellphone to improve weather forecasts
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Ahead of World Meteorological Day, you can help improve weather forecasting models with CAMALIOT, an infrastructure and app that uses GPS from smartphones to support scientific research.

9-Mar-2022 5:05 AM EST
Cutting HFCs to cool the Earth
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

To have a better chance of holding global warming to 1.5°C, we need to accelerate the phase-down of HFC refrigerants under the Montreal Protocol. This could also reduce pollution and improve energy access.

Released: 10-Mar-2022 7:05 AM EST
We are running out of time to counteract global change
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Together with Ukrainian colleagues, IIASA researchers took a novel approach to further the understanding of the planetary burden and its dynamics caused by emissions from human activity.

Released: 8-Mar-2022 11:40 AM EST
Understanding modern infectious diseases and their impacts
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A new study set out to better understand the impacts and trade-offs policymakers must consider when addressing modern infectious diseases and their macroeconomic repercussions.

Released: 7-Mar-2022 6:05 AM EST
Climate mitigation measures could impact food security
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

According to a new study by an international team of researchers from IIASA, Japan, and the US, there are various risks associated with the reduction of greenhouse gases, especially in the agriculture, forestry, and land use sectors, that need to be considered when formulating mitigation strategies.

Released: 7-Mar-2022 5:05 AM EST
Electric Truck Hydropower, a flexible solution to hydropower in mountainous regions
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

An international team of researchers developed an innovative hydropower technology based on electric trucks that could provide a flexible and clean solution for electricity generation in mountainous regions.

Released: 2-Mar-2022 7:05 AM EST
Taking a systems approach to cyber security
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A new study proposes a framework featuring a more holistic picture of the cyber security landscape, along with a model that explicitly represents multiple dimensions of the potential impacts of successful cyber attacks.

Released: 28-Feb-2022 11:00 AM EST
Taking climate action now can secure our future
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

People and ecosystems least able to cope are being hardest hit by climate change, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released today.

Released: 14-Feb-2022 7:05 AM EST
Pursuing carbon neutrality and water security in China
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

China has promised to become carbon neutral before 2060 and has coupled this ambitious target with stringent limitations on industrial water use by 2030. An international team of IIASA researchers and Chinese colleagues explored the effects of simultaneously pursuing these goals.

7-Feb-2022 3:05 AM EST
Experience of climate extremes increase Green voting in Europe
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

What role do experiences with climate change and extreme events play in shaping environmental attitudes and to what extent can they explain the recent rise in environmental concerns and willingness to vote for Green parties across Europe? IIASA researchers set out to investigate these and related issues .

3-Feb-2022 5:05 AM EST
Ill-considered area-based conservation could affect food security and health
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

An international team of researchers have found that strictly protecting global land area for conservation could have an adverse impact on human health and food security in some parts of the world.

Released: 1-Feb-2022 12:30 PM EST
New framework of indicators for achieving Sustainable Development Goals
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

An article by an international team of scientists proposes a more limited set of more easily measurable targets that can be used in scenario analysis for achieving all of the SDGs by the target date.

Released: 31-Jan-2022 10:15 AM EST
Forest management increases climate benefits provided by boreal forests
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

The carbon stock in managed boreal forest landscapes is increasing, while it is relatively unchanged in less intensively utilized forests where carbon losses due to forest fires have instead been significant during 1990-2017, according to a new report by the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA).

Released: 11-Jan-2022 8:05 AM EST
Health Fears Can Increase Pandemic Isolation Habits in Older Europeans
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A new study has found that older Europeans are more likely to stick to pandemic rules if they think they are unhealthier than they actually are.

Released: 10-Jan-2022 11:25 AM EST
How circular waste management systems can benefit the environment
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A new IIASA-led study shows, for the first time, how circular waste management systems can help to effectively curb emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants.

Released: 13-Dec-2021 12:45 PM EST
How we measure the effects of methane matters for climate policy
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

An international team of researchers explored how focusing either on the short- or long-term warming effects of methane can affect climate mitigation policies and dietary transitions in agriculture.

Released: 13-Dec-2021 12:15 PM EST
Exploring the link between access to electricity and fertility
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Access to electricity and modern cooking fuels increases the wellbeing of women and allow them to make informed reproductive choices, according to a new study just published in Nature Sustainability.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 11:25 AM EST
A package of policies can help smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Researchers from Princeton University and IIASA investigated how different climate scenarios and policy interventions could affect smallholder farmers in Nepal.

Released: 30-Nov-2021 7:05 AM EST
Climate action can lessen poverty and inequality worldwide
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A new international study shows that the redistribution of revenues from a carbon tax can promote equity and protect marginalized populations.

29-Nov-2021 7:05 AM EST
Exploring pathways to reduce the economic and environmental risks of climate change
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A new study by an international team of researchers explored the physical and macroeconomic impacts associated with mitigation pathways with different levels of temperature overshoot.

29-Nov-2021 4:05 AM EST
Why we must avoid temperature overshoot
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A new international study coordinated by IIASA shows how near-term mitigation can help to prevent an overshoot in global temperatures, thereby reducing climate risks and bringing long-term economic gains.

Released: 25-Nov-2021 2:30 PM EST
Crowdsourcing data to monitor progress on the SDGs
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A new IIASA-led study explored the use of a citizen science tool known as Picture Pile to see how it could contribute to monitoring progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Released: 12-Nov-2021 2:05 AM EST
Agriculture and Conservation Objectives Do Not Have to Be at Odds
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A new study finds that integrating food production and biodiversity conservation within a single spatial planning framework can minimize trade-offs to the benefit of both nature and people.

4-Nov-2021 9:20 AM EDT
Cutting ammonia emissions is a cost-effective way to prevent air pollution deaths
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Tackling pollution from the emission of nitrogen compounds, particularly ammonia, could reduce many of the 23.3 million years of life that were lost prematurely across the world in 2013 due to nitrogen-related air pollution.

   
1-Nov-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Global climate change impacts on crops expected within 10 years
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Climate change may affect the production of maize (corn) and wheat by 2030 if current trends continue, according to a new international study.

28-Oct-2021 3:05 AM EDT
How recovery from COVID-19 and climate policies might affect the use of “clean” cooking fuels
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A group of IIASA researchers shows how recovery from the pandemic and climate mitigation policies might affect access to clean fuels.

   
Released: 19-Oct-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Road impacts on ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

With growing economies and increased trade, major road infrastructure plans have been developed for Sub-Saharan Africa. New research looked into how roads might impact ecosystems in the region.

18-Oct-2021 8:35 AM EDT
Exploring the global environmental impacts of China's growing demand for food
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

A study by IIASA researchers and Chinese colleagues shows that carefully designed policies across the whole of China’s food system, including international trade, are crucial to ensuring that future demand can be satisfied without destroying the environment.

Released: 11-Oct-2021 11:40 AM EDT
How recovery from COVID-19’s impact on energy demand could help meet climate targets
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

The pandemic-related drop in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 was likely the largest on record in a single year, but how our recovery might affect future emissions is less clear. New modeling examines alternative scenarios and how they could impact climate mitigation targets.

24-Sep-2021 8:40 AM EDT
Future prosperity in China is unlikely to be hindered by population aging
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

New research on China suggests that declining birth rates and an aging population might not hinder future prosperity when associated with better education of the young.

Released: 27-Sep-2021 7:05 AM EDT
The Kids Are Not Alright
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Children are to face disproportionate increases in lifetime extreme event exposure – especially in low-income countries, according to new research by an international group of scientists.

Released: 21-Sep-2021 9:30 AM EDT
To solve Brazil’s energy and food crisis: store more water
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Storing greater amounts of water in Brazil’s reservoirs could increase precipitation and river flow, alleviating the water and energy supply crisis in Brazil.

Released: 13-Sep-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Balancing food security and nitrogen use
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

An international team of researchers explored the possible effects that current nitrogen related mitigation options could have on reconciling regional food security and environmental targets for nitrogen.


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