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Using mountains for long-term energy storage

The storage of energy for long periods of time is subject to special challenges. An IIASA researcher proposes using a combination of Mountain Gravity Energy Storage (MGES) and hydropower as a solution for this issue.
11-Nov-2019 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Plants and fungi together could slow climate change

A new global assessment shows that human impacts have greatly reduced plant-fungus symbioses, which play a key role in sequestering carbon in soils. Restoring these ecosystems could be one strategy to slow climate change.
5-Nov-2019 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Switching to solar and wind will reduce groundwater use

Researchers explored optimal pathways for managing groundwater and hydropower trade-offs for different water availability conditions as solar and wind energy start to play a more prominent role in California.
4-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Improving governance is key for adaptive capacity

Governance in climate vulnerable countries will take decades to improve, substantially impeding the ability of nations to adapt to climate change and affecting billions of people globally, according to new research published in Nature Sustainability.
29-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Exposing blind spots in the carbon budget space

An international research group that included researchers from IIASA and Japan, identified biases towards some selected carbon budgets in the current scenario literature.
29-Oct-2019 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Integrated solutions for the Indus Basin

New framework helps decision makers find science-based pathways to address water resources and connected sustainability challenges in the Indus River basin.
22-Oct-2019 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A roadmap to make the land sector carbon neutral by 2040

A new roadmap outlines actions on deforestation, restoration, and carbon cuts that could lead to the land sector becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and a net carbon sink by 2050.
23-Oct-2019 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The long arm of childhood conditions

The results of a new IIASA study supports the notion of a “long arm of childhood conditions” that remains invisible beyond mid-life but can affect health satisfaction later in life.
23-Oct-2019 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international scientific institute that conducts research into the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological, and social change that we face in the twenty-first century. Our findings provide valuable options to policymakers to shape the future of our changing world. IIASA is independent and funded by prestigious research funding agencies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.


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