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IIASA in pictures
 
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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is a scientific research institute located in Laxenburg, near Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1972, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) conducts policy-oriented research into problems of a global nature that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline. IIASA is sponsored by its National Member Organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas. Its research is independent and completely unconstrained by political or national self-interest. MORE INFORMATION: http://www.iiasa.ac.at
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Michael T. Clegg, UC Irvine; & Council for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis
 
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Michael T. Clegg, Professor Emeritus, University of California Irvine; & Chair, Council for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria Transforming Food Systems to Deliver Healthy, Sustainable Diets : The View from the World’s Science Academies Co-Organized by IFPRI and InterAcademy Partnership The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network of science academies, recently brought together regional networks of science academies from four continents—Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. This project aimed to spark a new global commitment to research the opportunities and challenges facing food and nutrition security and agriculture today. This seminar will provide details on the scope and priorities of the IAP project, the regional perspectives of participants, and a global synthesis. During the discussion, participants will explore mutual interests in increasing the sciences’ contribution to informed policy development, innovation, and practice. Introduction Volker ter Meulen, President, InterAcademy Partnership Overview Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development and Professor for Economic and Technological Change, Bonn University; & President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican), Germany Speakers Michael T. Clegg, Professor Emeritus, University of California Irvine; & Chair, Council for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria Sheryl L Hendriks, Head, Department and Professor of Food Security, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa; & Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, South Africa Paul James Moughan, Distinguished Professor, Massey University, New Zealand Moderator Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI http://www.ifpri.org/event/transforming-food-systems-deliver-healthy-sustainable-diets-view-worlds-science-academies
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Paul Yillia discusses the water, energy, food nexus
 
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Paul Yillia, Guest Research Scholar (Water Programme) at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria explores the water, energy, food nexus developments that have transpired in the past year and the future considerations.
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Question and Answer
 
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Michael T. Clegg, Professor Emeritus, University of California Irvine; & Chair, Council for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria Transforming Food Systems to Deliver Healthy, Sustainable Diets : The View from the World’s Science Academies Co-Organized by IFPRI and InterAcademy Partnership The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network of science academies, recently brought together regional networks of science academies from four continents—Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. This project aimed to spark a new global commitment to research the opportunities and challenges facing food and nutrition security and agriculture today. This seminar will provide details on the scope and priorities of the IAP project, the regional perspectives of participants, and a global synthesis. During the discussion, participants will explore mutual interests in increasing the sciences’ contribution to informed policy development, innovation, and practice. Introduction Volker ter Meulen, President, InterAcademy Partnership Overview Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development and Professor for Economic and Technological Change, Bonn University; & President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican), Germany Speakers Michael T. Clegg, Professor Emeritus, University of California Irvine; & Chair, Council for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria Sheryl L Hendriks, Head, Department and Professor of Food Security, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa; & Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, South Africa Paul James Moughan, Distinguished Professor, Massey University, New Zealand Moderator Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI http://www.ifpri.org/event/transforming-food-systems-deliver-healthy-sustainable-diets-view-worlds-science-academies
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Jeffrey Sachs - The Age of Sustainable Development
 
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IIASA/OeAW Public Lecture Series, Lecture 4. Jeffrey Sachs discussed the need to address the intertwined challenges of economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability holistically as part of The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Austrian Academy of Sciences joint public lecture series.
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"The digital revolution and the distribution of income" with Prof Jeffrey D. Sachs
 
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The digital revolution marks a profound transformation of society, on par with the great general purpose technologies of the past two centuries: the steam engine, internal combustion engine, and electrification. Each reshaped the economy, nature of work, geography of human settlements, and politics. So too is the digital revolution reshaping 21st century society. Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs' talk will focus on the basic economics of the digital revolution and the implications for jobs and the distribution of income. Professor Sachs will discuss several key economic policy implications of the digital era. Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned Professor of Economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership. He has twice been named among Time magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time magazine “the world’s best known economist.” A recent survey by The Economist ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade. Professor Sachs serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is University Professor at Columbia University, the university’s highest academic rank. During 2002 to 2016 he served as the Director of the Earth Institute. Sachs is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the Sustainable Development Goals, and previously advised UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on both the Sustainable Development Goals and Millennium Development Goals and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. Sachs is currently Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network under the auspices of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He is Chair and Founder of SDG USA, a non-governmental initiative to promote the Sustainable Development Goal concepts in the United States. Sachs is also co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and was director of the Millennium Villages Project (2005-2015). Sachs has authored and edited numerous books, including three New York Times bestsellers: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). His recent books include: To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace (2013), The Age of Sustainable Development (2015) and Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair & Sustainable (2017). Professor Sachs is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on economic development, global macroeconomics, and the fight against poverty. His work on ending poverty, overcoming macroeconomic instability, promoting economic growth, fighting hunger and disease, and promoting sustainable environmental practices, has taken him to more than 125 countries with more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more than thirty years he has advised dozens of heads of state and governments on economic strategy, in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He was among the outside advisors to Pope John Paul II on the encyclical Centesimus Annus and in recent years has worked closely with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on the issues of sustainable development, especially in the context of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’. Sachs is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Blue Planet Prize, membership in the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Society of Fellows, and the Fellows of the World Econometric Society. In 2017, Sachs and his wife Dr Sonia Ehrlich Sachs were the first recipients of the World Sustainability Award of the World Sustainability Forum and Sachs was the first winner of the Boris Mints Institute Prize at Tel Aviv University. Prior to joining Columbia, Sachs spent over twenty years as a professor at Harvard University, most recently as the Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Sachs received his BA, MA, and PhD degrees at Harvard. Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk
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Wittgenstein Centre / REVES 2016 Meeting / Summer School
 
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The Centre is a collaboration among the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW), and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. http://www.wittgensteincentre.org REVES Meetings aim at a comprehensive picture of the factors decisive for human health and longevity. Papers identify the key drivers of longer and healthier lives by explaining variations in various dimensions of health and in mortality. This includes the analysis of hitherto unexplained phenomena and paradoxes of health and longevity. http://reves2016.at/ The Summer School "The Demography of Health and Education" (funded by WWTF, City of Vienna, Wien Kultur) acquainted international students with the newest research on health and disability in the context of population ageing and familiarized them with the multi-dimensional methods for modelling population and human capital dynamics in a global perspective. www.wittgensteincentre.org/en/news/article/wittgenstein-centre-summer-school-2016.htm
Joachim von Braun, Bonn University; & Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican)
 
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Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development & Professor for Economic and Technological Change, Bonn University; President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican), Germany Transforming Food Systems to Deliver Healthy, Sustainable Diets : The View from the World’s Science Academies Co-Organized by IFPRI and InterAcademy Partnership The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network of science academies, recently brought together regional networks of science academies from four continents—Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. This project aimed to spark a new global commitment to research the opportunities and challenges facing food and nutrition security and agriculture today. This seminar will provide details on the scope and priorities of the IAP project, the regional perspectives of participants, and a global synthesis. During the discussion, participants will explore mutual interests in increasing the sciences’ contribution to informed policy development, innovation, and practice. Introduction Volker ter Meulen, President, InterAcademy Partnership Overview Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development and Professor for Economic and Technological Change, Bonn University; & President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican), Germany Speakers Michael T. Clegg, Professor Emeritus, University of California Irvine; & Chair, Council for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria Sheryl L Hendriks, Head, Department and Professor of Food Security, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa; & Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, South Africa Paul James Moughan, Distinguished Professor, Massey University, New Zealand Moderator Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI http://www.ifpri.org/event/transforming-food-systems-deliver-healthy-sustainable-diets-view-worlds-science-academies
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Eröffnung der LCOY Austria - Vorstellung und Keynotes
 
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16.11.2018 Stadtkino Wien. Eröffnung der LCOY Austria, ersten österreichischen Jugendklimakonferenz. Mit: Videobotschaft von Alexander van der Bellen und Maria Vassilakou, Videobotschaft von Natalie Haas (Austrian UN Youth Delegate), Jürgen Schneider (Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus), Caroline Zimm (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), Okan McAlister (Students' Impact Initiative). Und fanz vielen motivierten Teilnehmer*innen! Fotos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums, Album "Opening" ----[English]------------------------------------------------------- Nov 16th 2018, opening of the Local Conference of Youth Austria, first Austrian summit for climate action. The conference was held in German. Pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums, album "Opening" ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Info: www.lcoy.at Updates: https://www.facebook.com/lcoyaustria/
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Efectele Consumului de Carne Asupra Mediului înconjurator
 
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Efectele consumului de carne asupra mediului inconjurator sunt atat de devastatoare încât Uniunea oamenilor de știință enumeră consumul de carne ca fiind cel de-al doilea pericol ecologic cu care se confruntă Pământul. In acest video va prezint cateva statistici ingrijoratoare despre impactul pe care industria animala il are asupra planetei noastre.Aceste statistici provin din: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Worldwatch Institute National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria UK’s Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Cea mai mare intervenție pe care oamenii ar putea sa o faca față de reducerea poluarii nu ar fi să abandoneze mașinile, ci sa elimine cererea pentru produsele pe baza de animale. Daca v-a placut acest video, va rog sa dati share pentru a contribui la creerea unei sociatati umane si sanatoase, cat si sa va abonati la canalul meu pentru viitoarele episoade. Va multumesc si va iubesc!
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Alexander Klementiev's Interview
 
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Alexander Klementiev was born in Moscow in 1942 and grew up in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. As a student, he attended the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, where he studied radio physics and earned his Ph.D. He also served as a research fellow for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna, Austria. In 1992, Klementiev immigrated to the United States. In this interview, Klementiev describes his work analyzing the mortality of those people who lived in the contaminated areas of the Chernobyl reactor accident. He also describes his work estimating radioactive releases from the Hanford Site facilities and the lifetime risk of radiation-induced thyroid disease for the Hanford downwinders. Klementiev also discusses differences between the atmosphere of the United States and Russia. To read the full transcript of this interview, please click here: https://www.manhattanprojectvoices.org/oral-histories/alexander-klementievs-interview
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Volker ter Meulen, InterAcademy Partnership
 
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Volker ter Meulen, President, InterAcademy Partnership Transforming Food Systems to Deliver Healthy, Sustainable Diets : The View from the World’s Science Academies Co-Organized by IFPRI and InterAcademy Partnership The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network of science academies, recently brought together regional networks of science academies from four continents—Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. This project aimed to spark a new global commitment to research the opportunities and challenges facing food and nutrition security and agriculture today. This seminar will provide details on the scope and priorities of the IAP project, the regional perspectives of participants, and a global synthesis. During the discussion, participants will explore mutual interests in increasing the sciences’ contribution to informed policy development, innovation, and practice. Introduction Volker ter Meulen, President, InterAcademy Partnership Overview Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development and Professor for Economic and Technological Change, Bonn University; & President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican), Germany Speakers Michael T. Clegg, Professor Emeritus, University of California Irvine; & Chair, Council for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria Sheryl L Hendriks, Head, Department and Professor of Food Security, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa; & Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, South Africa Paul James Moughan, Distinguished Professor, Massey University, New Zealand Moderator Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI http://www.ifpri.org/event/transforming-food-systems-deliver-healthy-sustainable-diets-view-worlds-science-academies
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Climate Change Link to Arab Spring' Mass Migration
 
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The mass migration flows that followed the Arab Spring in North Africa and the Middle East were partly caused by climate change, according to new research. Scientists from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria say that in certain circumstances, climate conditions can lead to conflict, which drives increased migration. Henry Ridgwell reports. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/climate-change-link-to-arab-spring-mass-migration/4763092.html
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Darwinism destroyed by David Berlinski
 
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David Berlinski shows how Darwinism, or the theory of the evolution of species by natural selection advanced by Charles Darwin, does not stand up to scientific or mathematical scrutiny. (Rights belong to Coldwater Media - Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.) A great mind among modern intellectuals, David Berlinski, a secular Jew, was a research assistant in molecular biology at Columbia University, and was a research fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria and the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) in France. He has taught philosophy, mathematics, and English at Stanford University, Rutgers University, The City University of New York, the University of Washington, the University of Puget Sound, San Jose State University, the University of Santa Clara, the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and taught mathematics at the Université de Paris. He has a PhD in philosophy from Princeton University and has written on philosophy and mathematics. He authored "The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions" (Paperback edition, Basic Books, September 2009), a true masterpiece.
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Transforming the Knowledge System to Support Research Integration and Implementation by Jill Jaeger
 
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Plenary talk from the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation: "Transforming the Knowledge System to Support Research Integration and Implementation." Responding to the persistent problems of unsustainability and other global challenges needs a transformation of the knowledge system as a whole. This includes a transformation in research funding and in education. For effective implementation-oriented research, stakeholders have to be involved both in the design of research programmes and in all phases of the research. This is a challenge for proposal and project evaluation. A great deal of flexibility, creativity and learning is required for implementation-oriented research, which suggests that funding of phases of research rather than for projects as a whole is more effective. Within the academic system, skills that are needed for designing and facilitating processes of engagement and learning have to receive significant attention and credit must be given for this work, so that career paths for the integration and implementation research community become established and promising. Examples of integrative, implementation-oriented, transformative research in which the knowledge system has been opened up and sustainability challenges have been tackled are presented. Speaker biography: Dr. Jaeger is an independent scholar and senior researcher at the Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI). She graduated with a PhD in Geography (Climatology) from the University of Colorado in 1974. In 1987 Dr. Jaeger became Project Leader at the Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden, and in 1991 she became Director of the Climate Policy Division of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany. At the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria, she was Deputy Director from 1994-1998. Dr. Jaeger was Executive Director of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) from 1999 until 2002. She joined the Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI), Austria, in 2004. In addition to contributing numerous scientific publications in books and scientific journals, she has participated in a range of research projects and environmental assessments. Her main interest is in the linking of knowledge and action for transitions to sustainability. Introduced by Deborah O'Connell. The First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation was held in Canberra in Australia, online and at three co-conferences (Lueneburg in Germany, The Hague in the Netherlands and Montevideo in Uruguay), 8-11 September 2013.
Global Water at a Crossroads
 
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In honor of World Water Day 2013, IIASA, the NAS, the AAAS and the Office of Science & Technology at the Austrian Embassy presented a public forum "Global Water at a Crossroads" with Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, Director and CEO, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
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Day 1 - Love Ekenberg - A computational approach to energy policy formation
 
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Title A computational approach to energy policy formation for sustainable development in the MENA region Abstract Notwithstanding numerous macro-level studies, there is great lack of understanding and high levels of uncertainty regarding how investments into different electricity pathways and technology mixes would interact with social, economic, political and environmental dimensions at multiple scales, what MENA citizens envision for a future energy system, and, in particular, how they will respond to the implications of different energy pathways. This talk will be about a policy-making project for suggesting a future electricity pathway and technology mix in Morocco, Jordan and Tunisia that ideally will achieve the highest acceptability among multiple stakeholder groups without considerably decreasing national development ambitions. The idea is to align the future energy policies in these contries with sustainable development objectives and societal preferences in order to increase public acceptance. About the lecturer Love Ekenberg has a PhD in Computer and Systems Sciences as well as a PhD in Mathematics from Stockholm University. He is also professor in Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University and Senior research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. He has been working with various aspects of risk and decision analysis for a number of years and is former adviser to the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Centre International de Deminage Humanitaire Geneve, member of the Swedish advisory group to the UN ICT Task Force, WHO, World Bank and others. He has extensive experience of project management in large national and international IT projects and is the author of around 250 scholarly articles and books and has been member of numerous journal editorial boards and program committees. He has also extensive practical experience working within various industrial and public sectors, such as regional planning, public decision making as well as risk modelling and analyses. This have included, e.g., development of decision processes and policies, products and methodologies as well as development of formal methods and applications thereof on complex industrial system. Presentation http://cdmdsc2017.fon.bg.ac.rs/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Love-Ekenberg-A-Computational-Approach-to-Energy-Formation.pdf
Resilience and Sustainable Bioeconomy in the Arctic
 
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Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit 2017 provided the most important Arctic forum in Finland 2017, at the beginning of the Finland's chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The theme of the Conference was how to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic. The session on 16 November, 2017 brought together diverse aspects of the bioeconomy and how to strengthen resilience in the Arctic region. Other challenges posed by the rapid climate change conditions will also be addressed. Is sustainable bioeconomy the key to resilient communities and livelihoods? Video Greeting: Jari Leppä, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland Chair: Jaana Husu-Kallio - Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Panelists: - Ivonne Higuero- Director, Forests, Land and Housing Division, UNECE - Suvi Sojamo - Researcher at the Water and Development Research Group at Aalto University in Helsinki - Pentti Hyttinen - Director General, Metsähallitus - Virpi Alenius - Researcher, Natural Resources Institute, Finland - Mia Landauer- Risk and Resilience Program and Arctic Futures Initiative, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria Comment speeches: - Hannu Ylinenpää - Director, Marketing and Innovations, Lappset Group Ltd - Katja Misikangas - Co-Founder, Partner, Product Manager, Arctic Warriors Ltd
Interview with Evgeny Vinokurov
 
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İnternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria “Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a wider European and Eurasian Space” 13-14 April 2016 Interview with Director of Centre for Integration Studies, Eurasian Development Bank By Hayreddin Aydınbaş
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World population and human capital in the 21st century
 
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The future of global development as well as the end of world population growth in the 21st century will crucially depend on further progress in education, particularly of girls. Almost universally, better educated women have fewer children, have healthier children and are in better heath themselves. Broad based secondary education has been shown to be a key driver of economic growth, of improving governance and democracy and of enhancing the adaptive capacity to climate change. Professor Wolfgang Lutz of IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria) and Founding Director of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital will (together with co-authors) present the new OUP book “World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century” which provides the broadest availably scientific synthesis of what is known about the drivers of population and education in all countries of the world. Panel Professor Wolfgang Lutz, Founding Director, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital Professor Francesco Billari, Head of Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Professor of Sociology and Demography, Fellow of Nuffield College Professor David Coleman, Supernumerary Fellow in Human Sciences and University Professor in Demography Professor Sarah Harper, Co-Director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford Martin School More information at http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/1942 Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk
Keywan Riahi (IIASA Laxenburg & Graz University of Technology) 19th Swiss Global Change Day 2018
 
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The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals – Synergistic or Competing Agendas? Talk at the 19th Swiss Global Change Day 2018 Bern, Switzerland Organized by ProClim – Forum for Climate and Global Change SCNAT Swiss Academy of Sciences
Paul James Moughan, Massey University
 
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Paul James Moughan, Distinguished Professor, Massey University, New Zealand Transforming Food Systems to Deliver Healthy, Sustainable Diets : The View from the World’s Science Academies Co-Organized by IFPRI and InterAcademy Partnership The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network of science academies, recently brought together regional networks of science academies from four continents—Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. This project aimed to spark a new global commitment to research the opportunities and challenges facing food and nutrition security and agriculture today. This seminar will provide details on the scope and priorities of the IAP project, the regional perspectives of participants, and a global synthesis. During the discussion, participants will explore mutual interests in increasing the sciences’ contribution to informed policy development, innovation, and practice. Introduction Volker ter Meulen, President, InterAcademy Partnership Overview Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development and Professor for Economic and Technological Change, Bonn University; & President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican), Germany Speakers Michael T. Clegg, Professor Emeritus, University of California Irvine; & Chair, Council for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria Sheryl L Hendriks, Head, Department and Professor of Food Security, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa; & Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, South Africa Paul James Moughan, Distinguished Professor, Massey University, New Zealand Moderator Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI http://www.ifpri.org/event/transforming-food-systems-deliver-healthy-sustainable-diets-view-worlds-science-academies
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Agnostic David Berlinski on Evolution and its problems
 
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Credentials - PhD in philosophy from Princeton University.[2] research assistant in molecular biology at Columbia University,[3] and was a researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria and the Institute des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) in France. He has taught philosophy, mathematics, and English at Stanford University, Rutgers University, The City University of New York, the University of Washington, the University of Puget Sound, San Jose State University, the University of Santa Clara, the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and taught mathematics at the Université de Paris. Tags: atheist jew christian muslim quran agnostic deist satanist ignostic islam koran bible god "jesus christ" ah scandal pagan alien supernatural magic ufo nwo religion government politics science news demon angel muhammad freethinker realist skeptic darwin evidence truth atheist bible destroyed win loses biblical
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Dr Joeri Rogelj presentation at the Priestley International Centre for Climate launch
 
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Dr Joeri Rogelj, a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria was awarded The Piers Sellers Prize for ‘World leading contribution to solution-focused climate research’. This is his speech at the launch of the Priestley International Centre for Climate on 14 June 2016. Learn more at http://climate.leeds.ac.uk/
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Round table 1: foresight and research points of view
 
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Participants: Sally Bunning (Land & Water Division, FAO, Rome), Patrick Meyfroidt (Centre for Earth and Climate Research, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium), Michael Obersteiner (DDG, IAASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)
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IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
 
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2014 APPLICATION DEADLINE 13 JANUARY http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/education/yssp/About-the-Program.en.html Our young scientists from the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) talk about their experiences gained during their three months working with leading scientists on research relating to their own personal areas of research interest.
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7th International Conference on Sustainability Science - Day 3
 
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DAY 3 - CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL SCALES 09:00 HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM FOR 9 BILLION Fabrice Declerck, CGIAR network and EAT, France Alexandros Gasparatos, IR3S, The University of Tokyo, Japan Andrew Haines, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK Firouzeh Javadi, Kyushu University, Japan Oyun Sanjaasuren, Global Water Partnership, Sweden Pauline Scheelbeek, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK 10:20 REFLECTIONS FROM NAVIGATORS Shuaib Lwasa, Makerere University, Uganda Suneetha Mazhenchery Subramanian, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Studies of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), India 11:00 INTEGRATING & INTERACTIVE SESSION: MOVING BEYOND THE SDG FRAMEWORK Moderator: Wendy Broadgate, Future Earth Global Hub, Sweden Peter Messerli, Centre for Environment and Development University of Bern, Switzerland and Global Sustainable Development Report David Griggs, Monash University, Australia Coleen Vogel, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Nebojsa Nakicenovic, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria Other contributors to be confirmed 13:30 GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIONS – LOCAL STRUGGLES Contributors include: Christoph Görg, Institute of Social Ecology, Vienna, Austria Diana Hummel, Institute for social-ecological research, Germany Camilla Moreno, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Beatríz Rodríguez Labajos, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain 15:20 REFLECTIONS FROM NAVIGATORS Steve Waddell, Networking Action, USA Alice Ruhweza, Africa Field Division, Conservation International 16:00 CLOSING SESSION: CONCLUSIONS, OUTPUTS AND REFLECTIONS Moderator: Rebecca Oliver, Future Earth Global Hub, Sweden INTERACTIVE SESSION BY EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS We are expecting representatives from both Swedish and Japanese governments, including: Satoru Ohtake, Principal Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) CLOSING REFLECTION: Novel approaches to complex social change and sustainability Sander Van Der Leeuw, Arizona State University, USA
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Climate Change - does the 1.5 degree target make sense?
 
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In June 2017 more than 100 world-leading Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scientists met at the University of Exeter to discuss the potential impacts of global warming above 1.5 degrees. This event formed part of the Grand Challenges scheme at the University of Exeter. Alongside this meeting, the University of Exeter hosted a special event on Wednesday 7 June at which members of the public and an expert panel discussed the 1.5 degree target with climate scientists. Panellists: Chair: Oliver Morton, Science Editor at The Economist Joeri Rogelj, Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria Petra Tschakert, Professor of Rural Development, University of Western Australia Aromar Revi, Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science, University of Oxford Chris Jones, Head, Earth System and Mitigation Science Team, Met Office Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Exeter Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director of the Global Change Institute and Professor of Marine Science, University of Queensland
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Solar geoengineering
 
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Stockholm Seminar with Jason J. Blackstock, Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (Canada) and a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria). Read more here: http://bit.ly/JOFzR1
How the World Works: John L. Casti at TEDxVienna
 
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http://www.facebook.com/tedxvienna http://www.tedxvienna.at/ Dr. Casti received his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Southern California. He worked at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA, and served as a profesor in the USA before becoming one of the first members of the research staff at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna, Austria. He has also been on the faculty of the Technical University of Vienna and the Santa Fe Institute in the USA. He has published eight technical monographs in the area of system theory and mathematical modeling, as well as 12 volumes of popular science, including Paradigms Lost, Complexification, Would-Be Worlds, The Cambridge Quintet, and Mood Matters. His 2012 book, XEVENTS addresses the role complexity overload plays in the creation of potentially life-changing events such as the crash of the Internet or the outbreak of a global pandemic. Dr. Casti is currently Director of The X-Center, a prívate research institute in Vienna focusing on development of tools for anticipation of extreme events in human society. About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Citizen Artist Incubator presentation
 
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Final presentation as part of the Citizen Artist Incubator hosted at the International Institute for Systems Applied Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria in September 2016.
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ID 258 Improving the Availability of Crop Information Using Google Street View
 
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Victor Maus1,2, Linda See1, Steffen Fritz1, Christoph Perger1, Daniel de Castro Victoria3, Juan-Carlos Laso Bayas1 Organisation(s): 1: IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria; 2: WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria; 3: EMBRAPA - Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Brazil
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IIASA's Pavel Kabat at the VEF 2018 Special Session
 
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Interview with Pavel Kabat, Director General of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), during the Vienna Energy Forum 2018 Special Session. Find out more about the event here: https://www.viennaenergyforum.org/
BBC World Debate - Powering Development in the 21st century
 
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Powering development in the 21st century was the topic of a debate that aired on BBC World News television channel and also on BBC World Service radio on 16 and 17 July. Filmed during the Vienna Energy Forum at the Hofburg Palace in June 2011, the debate features Srikumar Banerjee, Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy, India; Elizabeth Dipuo Peters, Minister of Energy, South Africa; Peter Droege, President of Eurosolar, Germany; and Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The debate is moderated by BBC World News presenter Zeinab Badawi. The UN General Assembly named 2012 as the International Year for Sustainable Energy for All. The UN Foundation has launched a website for the Year: www.SEFA2012.org The 2011 Vienna Energy Forum, organized by UNIDO, the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), brought together more than 1,200 participants from 125 countries including heads of state, policy-makers, experts, civil society and the private sector. A total of 99 key speakers from 45 different countries facilitated the discussion on how to overcome energy poverty and how to move from declarations of intention to tangible action on the ground. Participants at the Vienna Energy Forum called for bold steps and strategic public-private partnerships to guarantee universal energy access by 2030, including by expanding the use of renewable energy sources. The World Debate is a monthly programme on the BBC World News channel which aims to convene panels that engage in a robust exchange of views.
New Look on Aging
 
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“New Look on Aging” Sergei Scherbov (World Population Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria) An International Conference 2018 Chulalongkorn Asian Heritage Forum : CULTURE OF LONGEVITY 15-16 August 2018 Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand organized by Institute of Thai Studies, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University
Systems Converstion, 3/9/2018 - Brian O'Neill
 
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In 2015, 195 countries negotiated the Paris Agreement on climate change, which set long-term goals of limiting global mean warming to well below 2 C and possibly 1.5 C. This event stimulated substantial scientific interest in climate outcomes and impacts on society associated with those levels of warming. Recently, a project coordinated at NCAR was undertaken to produce new global climate model simulations of scenarios that stabilize warming at 1.5 and 2 C, and to investigate their potential impacts. The project, BRACE 1.5 (Benefits of Reduced Anthropogenic Climate changE), asks whether impacts differ substantially between the two climate scenarios, accounting for uncertainty in climate outcomes and in societal conditions. Impact assessment focuses on extreme climate events and the health, agricultural, and building energy sectors. Modeling approaches include the use of three different global, mutli-region integrated assessment models (IAMs), both a process-based and an empirical crop model, and an epidemiological model of heat-related mortality. I discuss the BRACE 1.5 study design and key conclusions, and give a more detailed account of an agricultural impact assessment linking an IAM to the NCAR climate model. Brian O'Neill is an NCAR Senior Scientist and leads the Integrated Assessment Modeling (IAM) group within the Terrestrial Sciences Section. He also leads NCAR's Climate and Human Systems Project, and co-chairs the Societal Dimensions Working Group of NCAR's climate model, the Community Earth System Model (CESM). Brian holds a Ph.D. in Earth Systems Science and an M.S. in Applied Science, both from New York University, and has worked previously on the science staff of the Environmental Defense Fund in New York, and as an Assistant and Associate Professor (Research) at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies. During the period 2005-2009, he founded and led the Population and Climate Change Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. His research interests are in the the relationship between future societal development, emissions, and climate change impacts. Research approaches include the development of long-term scenarios, linking of models of the climate system with those of human systems, and the incorporation of uncertainty in analyses of climate-related decisions. Brian is the lead author (along with Landis MacKellar and Wolfgang Lutz) of Population and Climate Change, published by Cambridge University Press. He has also served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports in a volume on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability (Working Group II), and for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) in a volume on Scenarios. You can follow him on Twitter at @oneill_bc.
7th International Conference on Sustainability Science - Day 2
 
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DAY 2 - NEW APPROACHES TO KNOWLEDGE GENERATION 08:30 THE FUTURE EARTH KNOWLEDGE-ACTION NETWORKS AND THE SDGS REPRESENTATIVES FROM FUTURE EARTH KNOWLEDGE-ACTION NETWORKS ON: Health, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Transformations, Finance & Economics, Oceans, Natural Assets, Urban, Food-Water-Energy Nexus, SDGs, Decarbonisation, and Risk Chair: Peter Messerli, Centre for Environment and Development University of Bern, Switzerland and Global Sustainable Development Report 09:15 THE SDG INTERACTIONS FRAMEWORK PRESENTATION OF THE ICSU/SEI FRAMEWORK ON SDG INTERACTION Contributors include: Jean-Luc Yves Chotte, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France David McCollum, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria Barbara Neumann, Kiel University, Germany Måns Nilsson, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden Jose Siri, United Nations University International Institute of Global Health, Malaysia Chair: David Griggs, Monash University, Australia 09:45 THE CORE OF A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY - EXPLORING SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION Contributors include: Magnus Bengtsson, Institute of Global Environmental Strategies, Japan Maurie Cohen, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA Diana Hummel, Institute for social-ecological research, Germany Lin Lerpold, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets, Stockholm Patrick Schroeder, Institute of Development Studies, UK Eva Alfredsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 11:50 REFLECTIONS FROM NAVIGATORS Kathryn Myronuk, Singularity University, USA Coleen Vogel, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa 13:30 MOBILISING MULTI-SCALAR ENERGY SECTOR TRANSFORMATIONS THROUGH SOLUTION-ORIENTED RESEARCH ON SYSTEMIC SOLAR ADOPTION Contributors include: Hanne Cecilie Geirbo, University of Oslo, Norway Patrik Oskarsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Arjun Srihari, 8minutes, India Kirsten Ulsrud, University of Oslo, Norway Karina Standal, University of Oslo, Norway Chair: Siddharth Sareen, University of Bergen, Norway 15:00 REFLECTIONS FROM NAVIGATORS Youba Sokona, IPCC and The South Centre, Switzerland Asuncion Lera St. Clair, DNV GL Technology and Research Unit, Norway 15:45 URBAN TINKERING - WITH RURAL LINKS Contributors include: Pippin Anderson, University of Cape Town, South Africa Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University, India Timon Mcphearson, Urban Systems Lab, The New School, USA Jose Siri, United Nations University International Institute of Global Health, Malaysia Ellika Hermansson Török, SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden 17:00 REFLECTIONS FROM NAVIGATORS Francesca Farioli, Italian Association for Sustainability Science, Italy Cheikh Mbow, Executive Director, START International, USA
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Sheryl L Hendriks, University of Pretoria
 
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Sheryl L Hendriks, Head, Department and Professor of Food Security, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa; & Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, South Africa Transforming Food Systems to Deliver Healthy, Sustainable Diets : The View from the World’s Science Academies Co-Organized by IFPRI and InterAcademy Partnership The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network of science academies, recently brought together regional networks of science academies from four continents—Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. This project aimed to spark a new global commitment to research the opportunities and challenges facing food and nutrition security and agriculture today. This seminar will provide details on the scope and priorities of the IAP project, the regional perspectives of participants, and a global synthesis. During the discussion, participants will explore mutual interests in increasing the sciences’ contribution to informed policy development, innovation, and practice. Introduction Volker ter Meulen, President, InterAcademy Partnership Overview Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development and Professor for Economic and Technological Change, Bonn University; & President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican), Germany Speakers Michael T. Clegg, Professor Emeritus, University of California Irvine; & Chair, Council for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria Sheryl L Hendriks, Head, Department and Professor of Food Security, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa; & Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, South Africa Paul James Moughan, Distinguished Professor, Massey University, New Zealand Moderator Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI http://www.ifpri.org/event/transforming-food-systems-deliver-healthy-sustainable-diets-view-worlds-science-academies
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itw_Wolfgang_Lutz_EN-720pal.mov
 
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Prof. Wolfgang Lutz is leader of the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), director of the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Professor of Applied Statistics at the WU-Vienna and Professorial Research Fellow at Oxford University. On the occasion of his intervention at the Brussels Development Briefing on population growth and its implications for rural areas in ACP countries, Mr. Wolfgang Lutz explained to us his approach to demographic statistics. He proposed a qualitative approach that includes also education as a third variable to the traditional variables of age and gender of the population. Mr. Wolfgang Lutz insisted on the crucial role that female education plays in elevating developing countries from poverty towards development. CTA Weblog: brussels.cta.int/ Brussels Briefings: brusselsbriefings.net/
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Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI
 
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Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of CPA & Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI Transforming Food Systems to Deliver Healthy, Sustainable Diets : The View from the World’s Science Academies Co-Organized by IFPRI and InterAcademy Partnership The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network of science academies, recently brought together regional networks of science academies from four continents—Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. This project aimed to spark a new global commitment to research the opportunities and challenges facing food and nutrition security and agriculture today. This seminar will provide details on the scope and priorities of the IAP project, the regional perspectives of participants, and a global synthesis. During the discussion, participants will explore mutual interests in increasing the sciences’ contribution to informed policy development, innovation, and practice. Introduction Volker ter Meulen, President, InterAcademy Partnership Overview Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development and Professor for Economic and Technological Change, Bonn University; & President, Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Vatican), Germany Speakers Michael T. Clegg, Professor Emeritus, University of California Irvine; & Chair, Council for the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria Sheryl L Hendriks, Head, Department and Professor of Food Security, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa; & Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, South Africa Paul James Moughan, Distinguished Professor, Massey University, New Zealand Moderator Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI http://www.ifpri.org/event/transforming-food-systems-deliver-healthy-sustainable-diets-view-worlds-science-academies
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Evolution (David Berlinski, PhD)
 
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Dr. David Berlinski's biography: "Berlinski received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University and was later a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics and molecular biology at Columbia University. He has authored works on systems analysis, differential topology, theoretical biology, analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of mathematics, as well as three novels. He has also taught philosophy, mathematics and English at Stanford, Rutgers, the City University of New York and the Université de Paris. In addition, he has held research fellowships at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria and the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques. Recent articles by Berlinski have been prominently featured in Commentary, Forbes ASAP, and the Boston Review. Two of his articles, 'On the Origins of the Mind' (November 2004) and 'What Brings a World into Being' (March 2001), have been anthologized in The Best American Science Writing 2005, edited by Alan Lightman (Harper Perennial), and The Best American Science Writing 2002, edited by Jesse Cohen, respectively."
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The Laxenburg Declaration - IIASA, UNFPA and others Oct 2011
 
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In October 2011 population and development experts met in Austria to discuss the key challenges for human development, in the context of sustainable development. They developed the Laxenburg Declaration to submit to RIO+20. This video presents the views of several key participants. The Laxenburg Declaration can be read at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAxPaHnUA8Q&list=UUVVmwU1IWLeTPEs5Pkphjmg&index=2&feature=plcp
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Keynote Speech Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Vienna R20 Conference 2013
 
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Panel 5: Emerging Countries Showing the Path: Successful Strategies for Regions Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology, Deputy Director of the International Institute for Applied systems Analysis (IIASA) Host R20 - Regions of Climate Action Produced by brainbows Supported by Grace
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Plenary Session 2 - July 8, 2015
 
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Landscapes of Our Common Future Chair: D. Purnamita (Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India) Speakers: K. O'Brien (University of Oslo, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, Norway) ; N. Nakicenovic (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and Global Carbon Project, Laxenburg, Austria) ; N. Mimura (Ibaraki University, Ibaraki, Japan) ; R. Winkelmann (PIK Potsdam, -, Germany) ; P. Leadley (Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France) ; C. Le Quéré (University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom) ; S. Dhakal (Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand) ; J. Rockström (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden), L. . Fernández Carril (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico) ; A. Gavilano (Environmental Policy Analysis, Bern, Switzerland) The interpretation of proceedings serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of the proceedings. Only the original speech is authentic. More at http://www.commonfuture-paris2015.org/ Follow us on Twitter @ClimatParis2015
Asia 2050: the sustainable route to prosperity
 
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UNIDO organized a round table discussion on the sustainable future of Asia which featured prominent development policymakers and practitioners from the region. The event took place at the Austria Center in Vienna. The event titled, "Asia 2050: the sustainable route to prosperity", was co-hosted by the Asian Development Bank, the Austrian Research Foundation for International Development, and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. The event brought together regional experts and policymakers from Asian countries, as well as international practitioners in the field, representatives of industry, regional and international organizations and civil society organizations working in the fields of sustainable development, trade and commerce. Among the participants were: Paul Hohnen, Sustainability Strategies Anne Booth, University of London Rae Kwon Chung, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Daisuke Hiratsuka, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Bindu Lohani, Asian Development Bank (AsDB) Aiguo Lu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Khemmani Pholsena, Government of Lao PDR Alessandra D'Amico, Cambodian Professional Networking Association João Carlos Ferraz, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) Lalith Goonatilake, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Wolfgang Lutz, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Ramesh Subramaniam, Asian Development Bank (AsDB) Norio Yamamoto, Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) Research Foundation Japan James Zhan, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Kandeh Yumkella, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Jeung-Soo Huh, Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) Misako Kaji, University of Tokyo Rajiv Kumar, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Erastus Mwencha, African Union Commission (AUC) Taizo Nishikawa, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Chrstine Schösser, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Increased Lead Time- Saving Lives
 
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Practical Action is implementing Nepal Flood Resilience Project (NFRP) from the financial support of Zurich Foundation of Zurich Insurance Company, Switzerland. This is a global project being implemented in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Peru. NFRP started in 2014 in Nepal and the first phase of the project is coming to an end in June 2018. Practical Action works in an alliance with International Federation of Red cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Austria and Wharton Institute of Pennsylvania, USA for this project. The overall objective of NFRP is to develop flood resilience of the communities living in flood prone areas of Karnali River. Duration: 05:36 Country: Nepal Language: English Website: http://practicalaction.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/practicalaction Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/practicalaction Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/practicalaction Make sure you subscribe for more videos! © All Rights Reserved
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IIASA Conference '07 - Part 02
 
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Global Development: Science and Policies for the Future 14-15 November 2007 at the Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna, Austria IIASA's conference, Global Development: Science and Policies for the Future, focused on the current trends in global development and explore the human and environmental realities of the coming decades that should—and must—drive policy making today. The world at the beginning of the twenty-first century is deeply contradictory. Millions live in abject poverty, yet there is enormous personal wealth. Food is abundant in some places, while in others, people are dying of starvation. Massive environmental destruction exists alongside wonderful examples of conservation. What does the future hold for a world of such stark contrasts? We cannot know exactly what future will bring. We do know that the decisions we make today will have far-reaching consequences for our planet. We know too that only an in-depth knowledge and analysis of social, economic, and environmental issues will help us chart a course toward the kind of future that we would wish for the whole of humankind. It is in such a spirit that IIASA is holding this major conference to reach across national boundaries and among different scientific disciplines to rethink the current trends in global development and, through science, to identify the successful policies for the future.
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Will deforestation remain the biggest driver of human-induce
 
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Deforestation historically has been the largest producer of human-generated greenhouse gases. Recent experience suggests that global deforestation trends can be reversed. Since 2002, for example, Brazil has virtually stopped the clearing of forests on a massive scale to make room for livestock grazing.Michael Obersteiner: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
What is POLITICAL DEMOGRAPHY? What does POLITICAL DEMOGRAPHY mean? POLITICAL DEMOGRAPHY meaning
 
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What is POLITICAL DEMOGRAPHY? What does POLITICAL DEMOGRAPHY mean? POLITICAL DEMOGRAPHY meaning - POLITICAL DEMOGRAPHY definition - POLITICAL DEMOGRAPHY explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UuCPh7GrXznZi0Hz2YQnQ Political demography is the study of how population change affects politics. Population change is driven by classic demographic mechanisms – birth, death, age structure, and migration. However, in political demography, there is always scope for assimilation as well as boundary and identity change, which can redraw the boundaries of populations in a way that is not possible with biological populations. Typically, political-demographic projections can account for both demographic factors and transitions caused by social change. A notable leader in the area of sub-state population projection is the World Population Program of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. Some of the issues which are studied in the context of political demography are: surges of young people in the developing world, significantly increasing aging in the developed world, and the impact of increasing urbanization. Political demographers study issues like population growth in a political context. A population's growth is impacted by the relative balance of variables like mortality, fertility and immigration. Many of the present world's most powerful nations are aging quickly, largely as a result of major decreases in fertility rates and major increases in life expectancies. As the labor pools in these nations shrink, and spending on the elderly increases, their economies are likely to slow down. By 2050, the workforce in Japan and Russia is predicted to decrease by more than 30 percent, while the German workforce is expected to decline by 25 percent by that year. The governments of these countries have made financial commitments to the elderly in their populations which will consume huge percentages of their national GDP. For example, based on current numbers, more than 25% of the national GDPs of Japan, France and Germany will be consumed by these commitments by 2040. Differential reproductive success is the mechanism through which evolution takes place. For much of human history this occurred through migrations and wars of conquest, with disease and mortality through famine and war affecting the power of empires, tribes and city-states. Differential fertility also played a part, though typically reflected resource availability rather than cultural factors. Though culture has largely usurped this role, some claim that differential demography continues to affect cultural and political evolution. The demographic transition from the late eighteenth century onwards opened up the possibility that significant change could occur within and between political units. Though the writings of Polybius and Cicero in classical times bemoaned the low fertility of the patrician elite as against their more fecund barbarian competitors, differential fertility has probably only recently emerged as a central aspect of political demography. This has come about due to medical advances which have lowered infant mortality while conquest migrations have faded as a factor in world history. Differences in immunity levels to infectious diseases between populations also play no major role in our age of modern medicine and widespread exposure to a common disease pool. It is not so much the trajectory of demographic transition that counts as the fact that it has become more intense and uneven in the late twentieth century as it has spread into the developing world. Uneven transitions lend themselves to differential growth rates between contending groups. These changes are, in turn, magnified by democratization, which entrenches majority rule and privileges the power of numbers in politics as never before. Indeed, in many new democracies riven by ethnic and religious conflicts, elections are akin to censuses while groups seek to 'win the census'. Ethnic parties struggle to increase their constituencies through pronatalism ('wombfare'), oppose family planning, and contest census and election results.......
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