GLOBIOM News and Events

Here you will find the latest news and events related to the Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM) and related research.


02 October 2017
Win-win strategies for climate and food security

Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture and forestry sectors could lead to increased food prices—but new research identifies strategies that could help mitigate climate change while avoiding steep hikes in food prices.  More

20 April 2017
Restoring tropical forests for a sustainable future

The new RESTORE+ project brings together ten international partners to develop policy-oriented solutions for tropical forest restoration in Indonesia, Brazil, and the Congo.  More

09 March 2017
Investment key in adapting to climate change in West Africa

Climate change will likely have negative impacts on food production in West Africa, but a new study provides insights on how strategic planning by decision makers could ease or exacerbate food security challenges in the region.  More

16 September 2016
Wicked trade-offs between environmental SDGs and food security

A new analysis examines the interconnections between the Sustainable Development Goals, identifying policy pathways that lead to trade-offs, and others that could bring benefits on multiple fronts.  More

09 June 2016
Increased bioenergy demand to put pressure on forests

A new study shows that increased demand for biomass for energy in Europe, through intensified use of existing forests, could lead to loss of biodiversity and high competition for wood between sectors, and proposes policies to help preserve biodiversity while also limiting greenhouse gas emissions.  More

17 May 2016
New study sets climate target for agriculture

In order to meet the goals set by the Paris climate agreement, agriculture will need to reduce emissions substantially. In a new study researchers propose a target for greenhouse gas emissions from farming that could meet those goals.  More

22 March 2016
Livestock holds major potential for mitigating climate change

Livestock production offers a significant opportunity to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining the economic and social benefits of the sector, according to a new study from IIASA and partners.  More

16 March 2016
IIASA study assesses land-use impacts of EU biofuel policy

The indirect impacts of biofuel production on land-use change and greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union vary widely depending on the type of biofuel, according to a new study.  More

09 November 2015
World Bank Report: Climate, development and poverty

IIASA research conducted for a new World Bank report shows the key role of agriculture and forestry in addressing the interlinked challenges of climate change and poverty.  More

19 October 2015
Carbon sequestration in soil: The potential underfoot

Declining greenhouse gas emissions from European cropland could compensate for up to 7% of annual agricultural emissions from the region, according to a new study analyzing the carbon uptake potential of soil. However at global scale, indirect effects could offset significant parts of these emission savings.  More

07 October 2015
Study on land use change underlies Brazil’s climate commitment

A new report from an international consortium including IIASA researchers provides the scientific guidance on deforestation and land use change to support Brazil in developing an evidence-based climate pledge.  More

18 December 2014
How will climate change transform agriculture?

Climate change impacts will require major but very uncertain transformations of global agriculture systems by mid-century, according to new IIASA research.  More

28 April 2014
Brazilian agricultural policy could cut global greenhouse gas emissions

Brazil may be able to curb up to 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation by encouraging the intensification of its cattle production, according to a new study from researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and international collaborators.  More

24 February 2014
Better livestock diets to combat climate change and improve food security

The projected transition of livestock systems from pure grazing diets to diets supplemented by higher quality feeds will cut greenhouse gas emissions from land use change globally by as much as 23% by 2030, while improving food availability and farmers’ income, shows new IIASA research.  More

16 December 2013
Global study details the contribution of livestock to land use and greenhouse gas emissions

Minor improvements in feed quality in developing countries could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock products, according to a new study from researchers in Europe, Africa, and Australia.  More

16 July 2013
New study addresses trade-offs between food security and climate change mitigation

Improving agricultural productivity could help cut greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, shows new IIASA research. But sustainable farming methods are key.  More

10 April 2013
Hannes Böttcher on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Human Land Use

ESM researcher Hannes Böttcher discussed his findings during a press conference on Wednesday, 10 April, at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) conference in Vienna, Austria.  More



17 Feb 2014 - 18 Feb 2014
IIASA’s Tropical
Futures Initiative - Kick-off Meeting in Indonesia

The first meeting of IIASA’s Tropical Futures Initiative brings together project partners and high-level stakeholders ... More


03 Dec 2013 - 05 Dec 2013

The 3rd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Security & Climate Change

The 3rd Global Conference in South Africa will provide the platform for global leaders; practitioners; scientists; farme... More

05 Nov 2013 - 07 Nov 2013
SE Asian Socio-economic Scenarios for Climate Change & Food Security Workshop

The meeting in Halong is the first of two workshops and will provide an innovative platform for policy makers, researche... More

10 Jun 2013 - 12 Jun 2013
REDD-PAC (REDD+ Policy Assessment Center): project meeting in Cambridge,

Researchers from IIASA’s ESM program are attending a REDD-PAC project meeting gathering partners from Brazil, the Cong... More

15 May 2013 - 17 May 2013
Deforestation trends in the Congo Basin

Researchers from IIASA’s ESM program are presenting results of the World Bank study “Deforestation trends in the Co... More


19 Nov 2012 - 20 Nov 2012

The progress meeting of the EnerGEO consortium will take place at IIASA November, 19th and 20th. Programs involved are ... More

14 Nov 2012 - 16 Nov 2012
IMPACT2C General Assembly Meeting

The third meeting of the IMPACT2C consortium will take place at IIASA from November, 12th until November 16th, including... More

05 Nov 2012 - 09 Nov 2012
REDD-PAC Training Session: GAMS for GLOBIOM for REDD-PAC

ESM is hosting the first session of the REDD-PAC school. It is targeted to the scientists who will participate in the mo... More

29 Oct 2012 - 31 Oct 2012
REDD-PAC 2012 Annual Meeting

The 2012 Annual Meeting is the first opportunity for REDD-PAC project partners to meet all together. ESM is hosting the ... More

04 Oct 2012 - 05 Oct 2012
REDD-PAC Workshop in the Congo Basin

ESM researchers Michael Obersteiner, Géraldine Bocquého and Aline Mosnier will participate in this REDD-PAC workshop, ... More

27 Jun 2012 - 29 Jun 2012

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Petr Havlik

Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Integrated Biosphere Futures Research Group - Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program


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