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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) (www.iiasa.ac.at) is a non-governmental, multi-national, independent organization devoted to interdisciplinary, policy-oriented research focusing on selected aspects of environmental, economic, technological and social issues in the context of global change. IIASA’s research is organized around fields of policy importance rather than academic disciplines. IIASA investigators perform interdisciplinary research that combines methods and models from the natural and social sciences in addressing areas of concern for all societies. IIASA is well-known for: energy, forestry, population, climate change, risk and vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation, technology, air pollution, land use, and mathematical Special emphasis is put on supporting policy makers in developing rational, realistic and science-based regional, national and global strategies for the production of food, feed, fibre, and bio-energy that sustain ecosystem services, safeguard food security, and promote rural development. IIASA is in particular actively involved in economic research on the food and agricultural system at the European and at the global level. The land use model GLOBIOM has been used to support EU policies impact assessments for different directorates of the European Commission (DG CLIMA, DG ENV, DG ENER).