Policy Advice


Providing scientific advice to policy, business and society is a key element of the Potsdam Institute’s mission. Earth system analysis and research on climate impacts and resilience yield insights that lay out the risks of global warming and further sustainability issues. Using these insights, social sciences and namely economics identify possible pathways to different societal targets. Science thus acts as a mapmaker; it cannot decide which way to go. Yet it can – and does – help inform decision-makers, across the political spectrum and economic sectors, and from Brandenburg to the United Nations.