The Japan Committee for IIASA
IIASA: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
International Workshop (23 February 2016)
The Atmospheric Pollution, Climate Change Nexus in Asia: Implications for a New Development Agenda
Founding of the Institute
National Member Organisations
Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam (Total of 23 countries)
(as of November, 2015)
IIASA’s research analyses the social sustainability as well as the effect of global changes in global environmental, economic, technological, and social changes. Researchers from all over the world gathered to provide scientific insight based on the latest systems analysis to policy-makers and scientific society.
Currently IIASA research is based on three Global Problem Areas and nine Programmes.
Global Problem Areas
- Energy and Climate Change
- Food and Water
- Poverty and Equity
- Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases
- Ecosystems Services and Management
- Evolution and Ecology
- Risk Policy and Vulnerability
- World Population
- Transition to New Technologies
- Advanced Systems Analysis
Capacity Building for the next generation
Council: IIASA’s core decision-making organisation, and council is formed by the representative of the National Member Organisation. A Council Meeting is held twice a year. Currently, the chair is held by the United States of America. Within the Council, there are 4 committees: executive, finance, membership, and programme.
Director: Dr. Pavel Kabat
Employees: 323 Researchers (135 Fulltime).
Finances: Annual Funding is around EUR19,500,000 in 2014. Operational Funds are covered by contribution from National Member Organizations (NMOs) contribution (around EUR11,300,000 in 2014) and commissioned work, as well as donations.
The Japan Committee for IIASA
Members (as of January 2016)
Chair Prof. Yoichi KAYA Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
President, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
Committee Members Dr. Hajime AKIMOTO Visiting Scientist, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Dr. Hideo HARASAWA Vice President, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Dr. Mikiko KAINUMA Fellow, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Mr. Hideyuki MORI President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Prof. Shinichiro OHGAKI Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo; President, Japan Water Research Center Mr. Kazuhiko TAKEMOTO
(Council Member, IIASA)
Director, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) Prof. Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI President, Research Director, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo Prof. Kenji YAMAJI Director-General, Research Institute for Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) Prof. Tetsuzo YASUNARI Director General, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature The Japan Committee for IIASA Secretariat Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) 2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa,
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Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August, accepted participants work within the Institute’s Research Programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. Since the beginning of the Program in 1977, 1772 young scientists from 85 countries have participated as of February 2015.
The Japan Committee for IIASA has established a “The Japan Committee Special Recommendation Scheme” for the Japanese applicants for YSSP. For this Special Recommendation Scheme, Japanese applicants will be examined and selected by the committee members. The selected applicants will be provided with Official Recommendation letter by the Japan Committee for IIASA for the application of YSSP. (Please note that the applications for “The Japan Committee Special Recommendation Scheme for YSSP 2016” is closed.) For more information on the YSSP 2016, please visit IIASA’s website. The deadline for the application is 11 January 2016.