For nearly twenty years researchers from IIASA and Norway have collaborated on a wide range of research
activities. Since 2008, this cooperation has involved 18 Norwegian organizations resulting in over 150 joint scientific publications and a range of advice to policymakers working in areas from air pollution control to sustainable energy systems. Joint studies focus on the complex global systems that affect Norway, its economy, and its people. Research topics include identifying measures that simultaneously tackle air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, analyzing the impact of demographic change in Norway and investigating approaches to reducing deforestation.
Underpinning the joint work is systems analysis—one of the few research tools with the breadth and depth to explore these complex problems across multiple sectors, countries, and timeframes. IIASA collaborations are both applying these systems approaches and advancing the research methods. Moreover, young Norwegian scientists are developing their skills in systems analysis in IIASA’s capacity building activities. This mutually beneficial relationship
involves scientific exchange, with almost 150 visits from Norwegian researchers, advisors, and diplomats to IIASA, and by IIASA researchers to events and institutions in Norway. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of interactions between IIASA and Norway since 2008.
Options Summer 2020: IIASA researchers and colleagues from several other institutions worked together under the auspices of the Green Climate Fund to help developing countries better understand issues around climate mitigation and adaptation, and build local capacity for targeted action to support vulnerable populations. More