Addressing Air Quality and Climate Change: Key Considerations for Decision-makers

The adoption of an integrated approach to air quality and climate change could help to reduce unintended side-effects as well as delivering environmental and economic benefits.
From their emission sources to their impacts on climate, human health, and ecosystems ...Read more

Governing Tenure Rights to Commons: Guidelines Present Strategies and Examples from the Field

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New guidelines developed under the leadership of IASS researchers provide strategic ...Read more

Making Sustainable Development Inclusive: Call for Applications to the Potsdam Summer School

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Making societies sustainable requires that we bring together knowledge from diverse ...Read more

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal for the Oceans - IASS Policy Brief Launched

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UN member States, researchers and non-governmental organisations are meeting ...Read more

Municipal Utilities Lukewarm on Participation

Municipal utilities have the potential to foster local energy transitions in cooperation with the public. © Timo Jaster/Stiftung Mitarbeit
Citizen participation is crucial to the success of the German energy transition as ...Read more

2016 Global Think Tank Ranking: IASS ranks among Top Western European Think Tanks

Chatham House (UK) is Think Tank of the Year 2016, while Brookings Institution (US) remains ...Read more

IASS Welcomes German Sustainability Strategy and Supports New SDG Science Platform

The IASS welcomes the Federal Cabinet’s adoption of the new National Sustainability Strategy ...Read more

Climate by Design? Special Issue Pays Tribute to Paul Crutzen for his Contribution to Climate Engineering Research

Paul Crutzen © IASS; D. Ausserhofer
The idea of intervening in the global climate to reduce the risks of climate change ...Read more

Impulses for a Global Energy Transition: Study Analyses Trends in G20 Countries

The flags of the G20 countries. (c) istock/idealistock
The group of twenty leading industrialised and emerging economies (G20) is responsible ...Read more

A Navigation System for the Energy Transition: Kick-off for Kopernikus Project on Systems Integration

IASS Scientific Director Ortwin Renn (bottom right) with participants at the kick-off event for the Kopernikus project in Berlin on 19 December. © IASS, Image: S. Haack
Over 200 researchers from 76 institutions attended the kick-off meeting for the Kopernikus ...Read more