IIASA COVID-19 research and resources
On this dedicated website we provide access to the latest news, research, and other resources produced by members of the IIASA community who are working to provide decision makers with the information they need to address the COVID-19 crisis.
IIASA news on COVID-19
03 August 2020: Evaluating the effectiveness of travel bans
With the reopening of flights during the summer holiday season in Europe, many countries have started to see an increase in COVID-19 infections. A new IIASA-led study sheds light on how COVID-19 spreads regionally and between countries, as well as on how effective governmental measures to curb the spread of the pandemic have been to date.
07 July 2020: Innovations for sustainability in a post-pandemic future
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the world into turmoil and disrupted the status quo, but it is also providing opportunities for innovation in the way we live and work. According to the latest report released by The World in 2050 initiative, the crisis can provide an opportunity to create sustainable societies with higher levels of wellbeing for all.
A new commentary in the journal One Earth highlights not only climate-related risks to the global food system, such as drought and floods, but also exposes the coronavirus pandemic as a shock to the system that has led to food crises in many parts of the world. To address the challenges of a globally interconnected food system, a systems approach is required.
IIASA and the International Science Council (ISC) have established a partnership combining the strengths and expertise of the two organizations to define and design sustainability pathways, through a multi-stakeholder dialogue, that will enable a more equitable post COVID-19 world.
The coronavirus pandemic poses an enormous challenge for the domestic and global economy. Despite the measures taken by the Austrian government, the consequences of the lockdown and partial suspension of global trade flows will be felt for a long time.
19 August 2020: How COVID-19 complicates the journey for climate migrants
2020 IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) participant Lisa Thalheimer shares her journey in researching climate-related migration in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of taking mental health issues into account in climate science and the policy realm.
IIASA Emeritus Scholar Nebojsa Nakicenovic explains how the societal disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic can offer an opportunity for a more sustainable and innovative future.
11 August 2020: What did we learn from COVID-19 models?
IIASA researcher Sibel Eker explores the usefulness and reliability of COVID-19 models for informing decision making about the extent of the epidemic and the healthcare problem.
15 June 2020: The IIASA COVID-19 dashbord
Tadeusz Bara-Slupski discusses his company’s recent collaboration with IIASA to develop an interactive COVID-19 data visualization tool.
5 June 2020: The female face of COVID-19 infections in Europe
Does COVID-19 affect men and women differently? Tomas Sobotka sheds light on the demographics of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
3 June 2020: COVID-19 – Let’s not forget the humans
Nicole Arbour shares why it is important it to remember the human factor in the global pandemic.
Finn Laurien and Reinhard Mechler share how systems resilience measurement can prepare communities facing multiple threats like Covid-19 and disaster and climate risks.
29 April 2020: Air travel and COVID-19: How effective are travel bans?
Tamás Krisztin discusses the air travel restrictions instituted by governments across the globe and how effective they really are in terms of curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Santosh Karanam describes his efforts to visualize people’s reactions to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in real time as they are expressed on Twitter.
Bouncing Forward Sustainably: Pathways to a post-COVID World
IIASA-ISC Consultative Science Platform
COVID-19: Visualizing regional socioeconomic indicators for Europe
*This data is frequently updated, developed, and improved.
- Pandemic politics—lessons for solar geoengineering
- Covid-19 and the politics of sustainable energy transitions
- A structured open dataset of government interventions in response to COVID-19
- How long should the COVID-19 lockdown continue?
- Population heterogeneity is a critical factor of the kinetics of the COVID-19 epidemics
- Predicting the number of COVID-19 cases from the reported number of deaths
- Assessing the potential impact of COVID-19 on life expectancy
30 November 2020: Demographic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences
29 September 2020: Transformations within reach