IIASA Conference Documentation

IIASA’s 40th Anniversary Conference was held on 24-26 October 2012, at the Hofburg Congress Center in Vienna, Austria. The sets of publications that have been produced as a result of the IIASA Conference are presented on this page.

Today’s world is undergoing major transformations, characterized by increased globalization, fundamental shifts in economic and political power, escalating environmental challenges, and unpredictable social conflict.

IIASA’s 40th Anniversary Conference examined the many sustainability and development challenges such transformations impose and explored options for resolving these challenges. It explored new “future worlds” that accommodate our collective needs and aspirations, while living within, and respecting, planetary boundaries.

Worlds Within Reach—From Science to Policy
IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference

Policy Brief #10,  December 2012. In October 2012, IIASA brought together over 800 leading scientists and experts from a diverse range of disciplines,  regions, and institutions to explore the power of science to find future "worlds within reach” and to chart a path “from science to policy.” The conference showed how systems analysis can diagnose complex problems and deliver smart solutions with multiple benefits for both the planet and its people. More

Scientific Highlights: IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference

The Scientific Highlights provides a succinct overview of the presentations and discussions of the IIASA Conference 2012.  More

Voices: IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference

Voices summarizes the sessions of the IIASA Conference 2012 and provides a short-form version of all presentations. More


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