Science into policy

Informing policy decisions when disaster strikes

      Natural disasters in low-income regions have far-reaching impacts on all levels of society. A simulation framework developed by IIASA researchers can help policymakers to come up with informed short-term policies in an environment where they have limited...

Consumers, development, and the future of wellbeing

As society recognizes and endeavors to combat threats to the environment, it is becoming increasingly clear that heterogeneity in human consumption behavior should receive greater attention to understand the impacts created by human development. The cross-cutting...

The climate implications of today’s energy policies

What do today’s energy policies add up to and how do they differ by region? Although climate change is a global problem, the policies to address it will be enacted at the national and local level. We need to understand the emissions implications of today’s energy...

The state of world population aging

The rapid increase in both the number and proportion of older persons in the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) will have multifaceted implications for social and economic development. The first BRICS Meeting on Aging organized by...

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