IIASA research has been providing science-based insights to inform policy at national and regional levels across Europe since its inception in 1972. In 2018, IIASA researchers continued their work on issues affecting countries in the European neighborhood by, among others, developing new tools to help with the forecasting of population and migration trends, and assist with decision making under uncertainty.
Land is an essential element of agriculture, food production, and many other human activities. Tools developed by IIASA and its partners support policymakers in the development of national, regional, and global strategies for food production that ensures the long-term sustainability of land and water resources.
A key goal of integrated water resources management is to balance supply and demand for all water users across different economic sectors while safeguarding the environment. IIASA research supports the incorporation of water science into policy, planning, and applied management issues.
If financial markets become more long-term oriented, they could potentially become a catalyst for action on sustainability. In 2018, IIASA scientists collaborated with international banks and researchers from other institutions to assess the financial implications of deep decarbonization strategies.