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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The second consortium meeting of the Green Central Asia partners GFZ, University of Halle and PIK
The second consortium meeting of the Green Central Asia partners GFZ, University of Halle and PIK
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Green hydrogen: Short-term scarcity, long-term uncertainty
Green hydrogen: Short-term scarcity, long-term uncertainty
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How global trade can help the climate
How global trade can help the climate
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How taxing the rich can help everyone
How taxing the rich can help everyone
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Emissions Trading for building and transport - new Ariadne analyses
Emissions Trading for building and transport - new Ariadne analyses
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New PIK Podcast: Energy security crisis. Cost of living crisis. Climate Crisis. What's the way out?
New PIK Podcast: Energy security crisis. Cost of living crisis. Climate Crisis. What's the way out?
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Food sector emissions accounting: Sharing responsibility across the value chain
Food sector emissions accounting: Sharing responsibility across the value chain
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Climate Economics: Policies change People
Climate Economics: Policies change People
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PIK-Scientist Svenja Fluhrer awarded with Early Career Best Paper Award
PIK-Scientist Svenja Fluhrer awarded with Early Career Best Paper Award
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PIK Director Edenhofer speaks at G7 summit
PIK Director Edenhofer speaks at G7 summit
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PIK experts appointed to Berlin's "Klimaschutzrat"
PIK experts appointed to Berlin's "Klimaschutzrat"
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German Prize for Economics of the Joachim Herz Foundation for Linus Mattauch
German Prize for Economics of the Joachim Herz Foundation for Linus Mattauch
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Sustaining Peace Amidst the Climate Crisis: PIK Scientists at the Federal Foreign Office
Sustaining Peace Amidst the Climate Crisis: PIK Scientists at the Federal Foreign Office
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Why a new Emissions Trading System is needed in Europe to make road transport “Fit for 55”
Why a new Emissions Trading System is needed in Europe to make road transport “Fit for 55”
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Citizen participation for energy transition in Hesse and Berlin
Citizen participation for energy transition in Hesse and Berlin
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European Union appoints Edenhofer to Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change
European Union appoints Edenhofer to Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change
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Science Platform for Climate Protection submits report to German government
Science Platform for Climate Protection submits report to German government
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Rainy days harm the economy
Rainy days harm the economy
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Climate policy:  How to protect emissions trading from excessive financial speculation
Climate policy: How to protect emissions trading from excessive financial speculation
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Postdoc Award of the State of Brandenburg for Björn Sörgel
Postdoc Award of the State of Brandenburg for Björn Sörgel
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Accelerated renewables-based electrification paves the way for a post-fossil future: study
Accelerated renewables-based electrification paves the way for a post-fossil future: study
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COP26: PIK experts in Glasgow
COP26: PIK experts in Glasgow
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The Ripple Factor: Economic losses from weather extremes can amplify each other across the world
The Ripple Factor: Economic losses from weather extremes can amplify each other across the world
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Less trade-offs, more synergies: New pathway to mitigate climate change and boost progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals
Less trade-offs, more synergies: New pathway to mitigate climate change and boost progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals
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New economic model shows how our social networks could contribute to generating phenomena like inequality and business cycles
New economic model shows how our social networks could contribute to generating phenomena like inequality and business cycles
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Smart transfer rules can strengthen EU climate policy
Smart transfer rules can strengthen EU climate policy
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Limiting climate risks for finance: Central banks and science publish scenarios
Limiting climate risks for finance: Central banks and science publish scenarios
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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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