Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC)

The IACC Group leads the development of tools for a new generation of “coupled” global transformation pathways that are able to represent bottom-up local constraints and opportunities at the national and sub-national scale, which is a major focus of the ECE Program.

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IIASA researchers have been spearheading efforts to embed climate change mitigation in the broader context of environmental challenges and sustainable development over the course of the last decade. The IACC Group aims to push the research frontier further in a way that allows for the development of true sustainable development pathways. In this regard, a key research focus is to quantify the benefits of mitigation beyond simple economic considerations to enable a better understanding of how climate impacts will affect different parts of the population and to which degree these are able to adapt. The group also explores the integration of energy and materials to broaden the strategy space beyond classic energy- and land-based mitigation strategies by including important elements of a circular economy approach.  

Latest news:

12 January 2022
"Climate Modernity" - The 24H Challenge: How do we want to live and act in the future in Styria ?

IIASA supports the provincial government of Styria in co-creating together with a representative sample of the Styrian population courageous and positive visions for a low-carbon and climate resilient future.  More

11 January 2022
Health fears can increase pandemic isolation habits in older Europeans

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.  More

10 January 2022
How circular waste management systems can benefit the environment

The increasing amounts of municipal solid waste and ineffective waste management systems threaten the environment and contribute to climate warming, yet the waste sector is often neglected in discussions about climate change and air pollution. 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.  More

22 December 2021
Launch of the Northern African Applied Systems Analysis Centre

In collaboration with the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and the Institute of National Planning, IIASA is proud to announce the launch of the Northern African Applied Systems Analysis Center (NAASAC).  More

13 December 2021
How we measure the effects of methane matters for climate policy

How effective is the promotion of low-meat diets at reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared to carbon pricing when the effectiveness of mitigation policies is measured against methane’s long-term behavior? 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.  More

Latest event:

16 Jul 2021
UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program Director, Keywan Riahi, will participate in the UN High-Level Political F... More

28 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021
Power Tech 2021

IIASA researcher discusses the importance of open-source models in energy systems analysis at PowerTech 2021. More

14 Jun 2021 - 17 Jun 2021
International Energy Workshop

IIASA researchers discuss future demand for residential space heating and the goal of net-zero emissions at the 39th Ann... More

26 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
Energy Transition Week 2021

IIASA scientists will participate as keynote speakers and panelists at the upcoming virtual Energy Transition Week 2021... More

19 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
IIASA at #vEGU21: Engage - Discover - Inspire

IIASA researchers will participate in the virtual European Geosciences Union 2021. The event aims to provide a forum wh... More

19 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021
IPCC WGIII virtual Lead Author Meeting (eLAM)

IIASA scientists are contributing to the IPCC Working Group III Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Author teams will be gath... More


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