IIASA has a long-standing relationship with its member countries in the Americas. In 2018, IIASA researchers participated in a number of projects to explore issues facing both developing and developed countries in the region, including possible solutions for cleaner energy, limiting deforestation, and analyzing potential shocks to financial systems.
Contrary to how it is often portrayed in the public discourse, IIASA-led research has found that the goals of coal sector employment and climate change mitigation can actually be aligned.
Understanding the dynamics of an emerging economy like Mexico requires insight into the shocks that could impact its external financial account and particularly its stock market. IIASA researchers analyzed interactions between risk and financial interrelations to provide policy recommendations aimed at lessening or avoiding risk.
People depend on ecosystems for food and other environmental services. In 2018, a number of IIASA projects focused on methods from network science that link resilience with the structure and interconnectedness of these systems.