Leadership in applied systems analysis
The COVID-19 pandemic has vividly illustrated the interconnected nature of the world we live in today. Unprecedented economic, environmental, and social change, as well as increased complexity that brings with it a range of vulnerabilities and opportunities, means that only an integrated systems approach will prevent solutions for one problem causing unintended consequences elsewhere. Over the nearly five decades since its establishment, IIASA has come to be recognized as a global leader in this field.
Many countries are failing to comply with the non-binding commitments of the Paris Agreement. An IIASA-led study offers clues on how to design an international climate agreement that could incentivize countries to cooperate.
IIASA researchers have developed a new largescale, open source hydrological and water resources model to support and enable investigations by different stakeholder groups and scientific communities.
In the last decade, floods have affected more people than any other type of disaster. IIASA researchers are working to strengthen the scientific basis for building disaster and climate resilience worldwide.