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Christoph Bertram

Christoph BertramDr. Christoph Bertram

Tel: +49 331 288 20764
E-Mail: christoph.bertram@pik-potsdam.de
Telegraphenberg A 51
D-14412 Potsdam

 

Christoph works on the representation of climate policies in coupled macroeconomic and energy system models to evaluate climate change mitigation strategies. His research interests include

  • interrelationship of mid-term climate policies and long-term policy goals, including questions of carbon lock-in,
  • national energy and climate policies and targets, including nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and mid-century strategies (MCS),
  • broader sustainability impacts of mitigation pathways,
  • how to use mitigation scenarios to assess companies' transition risks.

He studied Physics and Political Science at the Universities of Tübingen and Córdoba, Argentina, and holds a PhD in economics of TU Berlin. After working as WBGU research analyst for Professors Rahmstorf and Schellnhuber for one year, he joined the Global Energy Systems group of Research Domain III: Sustainable Solutions in April 2011.

Publications (peer reviewed):

  • Bertram C, Luderer G, Popp A, Minx JC, Lamb WF, Stevanović M, Humpenöder F, Giannousakis A, Kriegler E. (2018) Targeted policies can compensate most of the increased sustainability risks in 1.5 °C mitigation scenarios. Environ Res Lett 13:064038. (open access).
  • Luderer G, Vrontisi Z, Bertram C, et al (2018) Residual fossil CO 2 emissions in 1.5–2 °C pathways. Nature Climate Change (link to journal page, pdf available upon request).
  • McCollum DL, Zhou W, Bertram C, et al (2018) Energy investment needs for fulfilling the Paris Agreement and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Energy  (link to journal page, pdf available upon request).
  • Kriegler E, Bertram C, Kuramochi T, et al (2018) Short term policies to keep the door open for Paris climate goals. Environ Res Lett. (open access).
  • Jewell, J.; McCollum, D.; Emmerling, J.; Bertram, C. et al (2018) Limited emission reductions from fuel subsidy removal except in exporting regions. In: Nature (link to journal page, pdf available upon request).
  • Edenhofer, O.; Steckel, J.; Jakob, M.; Bertram, C. (2018) Reports of coal’s terminal decline may be exaggerated. In: Environmental Research Letters, 13 (open access).
  • Kriegler, E.; Bauer, N.; Popp, A. et al.. (2017) Fossil-fueled development (SSP5): An energy and resource intensive scenario for the 21st century In: Global Environmental Change, 42 (open access)
  • Edelenbosch, O. Y.; Vuuren, D. P. van; Bertram, C.; Carrara, S.; Emmerling, J.; Daly, H.; Kitous, A.; McCollum, D. L.; Saadi Failali, N. (2017) Transport fuel demand responses to fuel price and income projections: Comparison of integrated assessment models
    In: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 55 (Post print)
  • McCollum D, Wilson C, Pettifor H, Ramea K, Krey V, Riahi K, Bertram C, Lin Z, Edelenbosch O, Fujisawa S. (2017) Improving the behavioral realism of global integrated assessment models: An application to consumers’ vehicle choices. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 55 (Post print).

  • Edelenbosch O, McCollum D, van Vuuren DP, Bertram C, Carrara S, Daly H, Fujimori S, Kitous A, et al. (2017) Decomposing passenger transport futures: Comparing results of global integrated assessment models. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 55 (Post print)

  • von Stechow, C., J.C. Minx, K. Riahi, J. Jewell, D.L. McCollum, M.W. Callaghan, C. Bertram, G. Luderer, G. B (2016): 2°C and SDGs: United they stand, divided they fall? Environ. Res. Lett., Vol. 11, Mar. 2016 [open access]

 

Publications (other):

  • C. Bertram “The effect of near-term climate policies on the achievability of ambitious long-term climate targets" 2015, PhD Thesis, TU Berlin
  • MILES consortium "Beyond the numbers: Understanding the transformation induced by INDCs" 2015

 

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