17 March 2017
Five IIASA research studies were selected as part of Environmental Research Letters Highlights of 2016. Environmental Research Letters is a major open access journal covering environmental science. The collection highlights the journal’s “most innovative groundbreaking articles published in 2016,” as selected by the journal’s editorial board. Among the thirty articles selected by the journal, five articles with IIASA lead or coauthors made the cut.
The articles included research from across the institute's programs, bringing insight on energy, climate change, air pollution, negative emissions, food security and more.
During the last century or so, over half of the CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning, industry, and deforestation have been absorbed by natural sinks such as the forests and oceans. These natural sinks play a critical role in determining the climate effects of CO2 emissions. More
A new study finds that climate policies that fail to take into account interlinkages and trade-offs could hamper progress on other sustainable development goals. However, energy efficiency improvements can reap synergies between the goals. More
Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector could lead to greater pressure on water resources, increasing water use and thermal water pollution. Dedicated adaptation measures will be needed in order to avoid potential trade-offs between the water and climate change impacts of the energy system. More
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