Science into policy
Resolving complex, interconnected global problems, ranging from climate change to issues associated with an aging global population, requires an international approach. IIASA works closely with policymakers, as well as a wide range of academic institutions and international organizations around the world to provide decision makers with the evidence and tools they need to create robust policies with a strong scientific basis.
Transitioning to sustainable energy systems is challenging due to the many different views, perceptions, and interests involved with regard to the process itself, and in terms of attitudes towards various energy generation technologies. IIASA researchers developed recommendations that consider the perspectives of multiple stakeholders in the governance of such transitions in three countries.
Science-based information is critical for sound decision-making. IIASA researchers are helping to make climate scenarios more user-friendly to enable all kinds of decision makers to effectively incorporate the valuable information such scenarios provide into their decision-making processes.
COVID-19 has undeniably brought about unprecedented global change, but according to the latest report of The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative, the crisis could be an opportunity to create sustainable societies with higher levels of wellbeing for all.