Climate Policy, Economics & Energy
Climate Policy, Economics & Energy
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What are suitable ways to stabilize our climate and ensure equitable prosperity, around the world and for generations to come? Research can act as a mapmaker for climate policy, identifying different pathways to reach societal goals and assessing the relevant costs and benefits. Interdisciplinary research teams explore options for decision-makers. The energy sector accounts for about two thirds of man-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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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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Petersberg Dialogue: Merkel speech on climate "an important reassurance"
Petersberg Dialogue: Merkel speech on climate "an important reassurance"
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Five years after the Paris Agreement: Large gap between promises and current implementation
Five years after the Paris Agreement: Large gap between promises and current implementation
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G20 and climate: Edenhofer speaks at Global Solutions Summit
G20 and climate: Edenhofer speaks at Global Solutions Summit
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Digital Earth Day 2020: A Conversation between Greta Thunberg and Johan Rockström from the Nobel Museum
Digital Earth Day 2020: A Conversation between Greta Thunberg and Johan Rockström from the Nobel Museum
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Coal exit benefits outweigh its costs
Coal exit benefits outweigh its costs
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Regional nuclear war a risk for global food security
Regional nuclear war a risk for global food security
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Rockström speaks to Central Asian Ministers at German Foreign Office
Rockström speaks to Central Asian Ministers at German Foreign Office
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Identifiying crises through network connections: Nature Physics publication
Identifiying crises through network connections: Nature Physics publication
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Potsdam Climate Council: Fritz Reußwig appointed as expert
Potsdam Climate Council: Fritz Reußwig appointed as expert
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Bundesbank experts discuss climate risks for finance
Bundesbank experts discuss climate risks for finance
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Eurogroup Finance Ministers debate with Edenhofer
Eurogroup Finance Ministers debate with Edenhofer
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PIK again among the world's best climate think tanks
PIK again among the world's best climate think tanks
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Edenhofer: Shutting down German power stations could have been achieved more cheaply
Edenhofer: Shutting down German power stations could have been achieved more cheaply
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