Organisations

MISSION

IIASA provides insights and guidance to policy makers by finding solutions to global and universal problems through applied systems analysis to help improve human and social wellbeing and to protect the environment.

 

SCOPE

IIASA uses systems analysis to better understand, and develop responses to, issues that are too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline. For example climate change that has global implications and requires international cooperation to resolve, or issues of common concern to many countries that must be addressed at the national level, such as energy security, population aging, or sustainable development. IIASA’s three areas of research focus are: energy and climate change; food and water; and poverty and equity.

 

TASKS

  • Systems analysis: IIASA develops and refines integrated models that project trends in areas as diverse as climate change, energy, population and education, land use and water
  • Science-based insights: These projections and analysis provide valuable insights to decision makers and are developed in an international, interdisciplinary and politically independent environment
  • Capacity-building: IIASA hosts approximately 50 advanced level PhD students annually as part of its Young Scientists Summer Program, as well as numerous international training workshops, conferences and symposia

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • IIASA is a major contributor to, and coordinator of, the Global Energy Assessment — the most comprehensive and integrated analysis of the global energy system ever undertaken
  • IIASA research is significant in the development of comprehensive, integrated scenarios of greehhouse gas emissions for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • The IIASA GAINS (Greenhouse gas — Air pollution Interactions and Synergies) model allows countries to compare the costs and benefits of GHG emissions reduction strategies

 

ORGANIZATION HEAD
Pavel Kabat
Director

STAFF
Approximately 200 staff
members from 40 countries

CONTACT DETAILS
International Institute for
Applied Systems Analysis
Schlossplatz 1
A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Tel: +43 2236 807 0
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www.iiasa.ac.at

 

MEMBER PROFILES

EnC
Energy Community

IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency

IIASA
International Insitute for applied System Analyses

IPI
International Peace Institute

OFID
The OPEC Fund for International Developement

OPEC
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

OSCE
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

REEEP
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

SE4ALL
Sustainable Energy for All

UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization