Camille Belmin

Belmin

Research Interests :

  • Social Metabolism
  • Demography
  • Development
  • Gender aspects of energy
  • Micro-Simulation

I am a doctoral researcher at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and part of the Future Lab Social Metabolism and Impacts. I have a strong interest in studying human activities with a physical approach. My PhD topic focuses on the social metabolism of human demography. I am developing a Micro-Simulation Model to assess the impact of various scenarios of energy poverty reduction on population growth and on long term residential energy demand. I aim to help find scenarios where improved well-being (enhanced access to modern energy, women empowerment, improved health) and reduction of environmental impacts would be compatible.

My background is both environmental economics and biology. I have a Master's degree from AgroParisTech, the French leading Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences. I previously completed internships at CIRAD (International Center for Research on Agronomy and Development) on participative Agent-Based Modeling in Costa Rica, Montana State University in the USA on forest data analysis  and UNEP (United Nation Environment Programme) in Georgia on the management of protected area.

Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 20704
belmin[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam