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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Science takes centre stage in Davos
Science takes centre stage in Davos
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Climate, Development, Economics - Kati Krähnert is a Professor at RWI and Bochum University
Climate, Development, Economics - Kati Krähnert is a Professor at RWI and Bochum University
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Federal Research Minister visits PIK
Federal Research Minister visits PIK
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Climate risk insurance can effectively mitigate economic losses
Climate risk insurance can effectively mitigate economic losses
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Carbon dioxide removal should receive additional financial support
Carbon dioxide removal should receive additional financial support
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European Union to adopt emissions trading system for transport and heat
European Union to adopt emissions trading system for transport and heat
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COP27 world climate summit: “Results are not good enough”
COP27 world climate summit: “Results are not good enough”
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Finding equity in climate mitigation finance: new study in 'Science'
Finding equity in climate mitigation finance: new study in 'Science'
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World climate summit COP27: Potsdam researchers highlight need for action
World climate summit COP27: Potsdam researchers highlight need for action
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Fossil fuels threaten health and life: Experts call for massive acceleration of the energy transition
Fossil fuels threaten health and life: Experts call for massive acceleration of the energy transition
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Economic losses from hurricanes become too big to be offset by the US if warming continues
Economic losses from hurricanes become too big to be offset by the US if warming continues
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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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