Climate Policy, Economics & Energy
Climate Policy, Economics & Energy
Finding ways to stabilize our climate and ensure equitable prosperity. This is one of our research topics.
 

Research can act as a mapmaker for climate policy, identifying different pathways to reach societal goals and assessing the relevant costs and benefits - for generations to come and around the world. Interdisciplinary research teams explore options for decision-makers. The energy sector accounts for about two thirds of human-made greenhouse gas emissions and is thus a key area of investigation, from coal combustion to renewables and from grid design to CO2-pricing. As energy powers our modern economies, our industries as well as our homes, this is relevant for our businesses and jobs. And for our everyday lifes.

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Few realistic scenarios left to limit global warming to 1.5°C
Few realistic scenarios left to limit global warming to 1.5°C
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Hydrogen instead of electrification? Potentials and risks for climate targets
Hydrogen instead of electrification? Potentials and risks for climate targets
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RD2 Beitrag über die rolle einer demokratischen Konfliktkultur auf Berliner Energietage
RD2 Beitrag über die rolle einer demokratischen Konfliktkultur auf Berliner Energietage
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The new EU climate target will increase carbon prices and could phase out coal power in Europe as early as 2030
The new EU climate target will increase carbon prices and could phase out coal power in Europe as early as 2030
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Data-based analysis of climate decisions
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Solar panels are contagious - but in a good way: study
Solar panels are contagious - but in a good way: study
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Energy Systems
Energy Systems
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Erratic weather slows down the economy
Erratic weather slows down the economy
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Coal and COVID-19: How the pandemic is accelerating the end of fossil power generation
Coal and COVID-19: How the pandemic is accelerating the end of fossil power generation
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New hope for the climate: Edenhofer & Rockström on Biden US Presidency
New hope for the climate: Edenhofer & Rockström on Biden US Presidency
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PIK STATEMENT on the EU climate target and on the Paris Agreement's 5th anniversary
PIK STATEMENT on the EU climate target and on the Paris Agreement's 5th anniversary
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CO2 pricing and financial transfers: small changes can have a huge effect on climate equity
CO2 pricing and financial transfers: small changes can have a huge effect on climate equity
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New study: CO2 price of 100 euros could find acceptance - if the revenue is refunded
New study: CO2 price of 100 euros could find acceptance - if the revenue is refunded
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Statement
US Presidentials results: "Unprecedented opportunity to lock in climate stabilization"
US Presidentials results: "Unprecedented opportunity to lock in climate stabilization"
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"System Transformation": #RaceToZero UNFCCC pre-COP26 event
"System Transformation": #RaceToZero UNFCCC pre-COP26 event
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"Climate has reached a global crisis point": PIK Director Joins TED Countdown
"Climate has reached a global crisis point": PIK Director Joins TED Countdown
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Biggest CO2 drop: Real-time data shows Covid-19’s massive impact on global emissions
Biggest CO2 drop: Real-time data shows Covid-19’s massive impact on global emissions
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Edenhofer awarded with most prestigious environmental prize
Edenhofer awarded with most prestigious environmental prize
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Heating our climate damages our economies – study reveals greater costs than expected
Heating our climate damages our economies – study reveals greater costs than expected
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Climate Stabilization: Lessons from the Corona Crisis
Climate Stabilization: Lessons from the Corona Crisis
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Engage with the altruists, ignore the free-riders: New study explores communication dynamics in climate negotiations
Engage with the altruists, ignore the free-riders: New study explores communication dynamics in climate negotiations
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An Economic Case for the UN Climate Targets: Early and strong climate action pays off
An Economic Case for the UN Climate Targets: Early and strong climate action pays off
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Science Platform Climate Protection: The German government's Corona economic stimulus package needs a climate impact assessment
Science Platform Climate Protection: The German government's Corona economic stimulus package needs a climate impact assessment
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Shaping the energy transition together: Kopernikus project Ariadne launched
Shaping the energy transition together: Kopernikus project Ariadne launched
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Direct CO2 pricing gives room for additional voluntary emissions reductions
Direct CO2 pricing gives room for additional voluntary emissions reductions
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Climate research informing global finance: Scenarios can serve as yardstick for central banks’ risk assessment
Climate research informing global finance: Scenarios can serve as yardstick for central banks’ risk assessment
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Berlin Climate and Security Conference Kicks Off Major New Risk Assessment
Berlin Climate and Security Conference Kicks Off Major New Risk Assessment
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Federal Government reappoints Wolfgang Lucht to the German Advisory Council
Federal Government reappoints Wolfgang Lucht to the German Advisory Council
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Making sense of climate scenarios: toolkit for decision-makers launched
Making sense of climate scenarios: toolkit for decision-makers launched
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Caring for the future is key for cooperation to prevent climate collapse: study
Caring for the future is key for cooperation to prevent climate collapse: study
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