04 July 2014

IIASA ranked as a top global think tank

The International Center for Climate Governance has named IIASA in the top five think tanks for climate change economics and policy worldwide.

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The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) has published the results of its 2013 “Climate Think Tank Ranking” of the most cutting-edge institutions working in the field of climate change economics and policy.  

IIASA ranked 5th in the world in the Standardized Ranking and 3rd in the Absolute Ranking, out of 295 think tanks worldwide. IIASA was the only institute which ranked among the top five in both categories. The Standardized Ranking standardized all the think tank activity outputs in 2013 by the number of their researchers, following the criteria of per capita productivity. The Absolute Ranking considered all the think tank activity outputs produced in 2013 in absolute terms. The ranking considered 15 indicators including research output, publications, communication activities, events, and policy impacts.  This is the second year that the center has produced such rankings.  For more details on the award see the ICCG Press Release or download the report (PDF). 

IIASA climate research spans the fields of climate risk, vulnerability, and adaptation as well as climate change mitigation options.  Researchers at the Institute have been major contributors to reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and have been instrumental in developing the methodology used for emissions scenarios, including the next-generation Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs). IIASA researchers are also working on groundbreaking model intercomparison studies related to climate and energy, such as the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISI-MIP). 

More information: IIASA's scientific and policy impacts

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