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Empowering citizens for successful energy transitions

A new study explored options for empowering citizens as a driver for moving from awareness about the need to transform energy systems to action and participation.
3-May-2021 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New oil palm map to inform policy and landscape-level planning

A new map of the extent and year of detection of oil palm plantations will help understand trends in oil palm expansion.
29-Mar-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The value of cooperation for sustainable development in transboundary river basins

A large scale initiative by IIASA researchers and international partners showed that cooperation is the most cost-effective pathway to materialize sustainable development.
22-Mar-2021 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Strengthening water resources planning in East Africa

IIASA researchers worked with local stakeholders from the East African Community to explore and co-develop regional water scenarios that can enhance understanding of the up- and downstream water sector interactions in the extended Lake Victoria...
17-Mar-2021 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Is it worth investing in solar PV with batteries at home?

Researchers looked into some of the issues that hamper the uptake of residential solar energy and proposed different policies to encourage the use of this technology.
19-Mar-2021 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A new way to measure human wellbeing towards sustainability

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a blueprint to achieve a better life for all and to ensure that no one is left behind. The partly overlapping and contradictory objectives of the SDGs can however make it difficult to assess overall...
16-Mar-2021 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sustainable water management key to scaling up bioenergy production

To avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management, a new study shows.
8-Mar-2021 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Raising climate ambitions could save millions of lives

Adopting policies that are consistent with achieving the Paris Agreement and prioritize health, could annually save millions of lives due to healthier diets, cleaner air, and increased physical activity.
11-Feb-2021 8:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Harnessing the Power of Crowd-Driven Artificial Intelligence

The European Research Council (ERC) will fund the development of an innovative platform incorporating the IIASA crowdsourcing game Picture Pile. IIASA Strategic Initiatives Program Director Steffen Fritz will lead the project.
7-Jan-2021 6:05 AM EST

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