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M Louise Jeffery




Louise joined the PRIMAP group at PIK in January 2013 and leads the emissions module component of the PRIMAP model. The emissions module enables analysis of multiple greenhouse gas emission datasets in support of the international climate change negotiations. 

Louise examines the pledges, rules, and agreements of the UN climate change negotiations, providing critique and assessment of their effectiveness. Her published work includes analysis of how mitigation burdens can be shared fairly among countries and assessments of the sufficiency of current climate action plans. 

Some of the PRIMAP group's key results and tools are available at Paris Reality Check.


Robiou du Pont,  Y., M.L. Jeffery, J. Gütschow, J. Rogelj, P. Christoff, and M. Meinshausen (2016) Equitable mitigation to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, Nature Climate Change, 7,38–43, doi:10.1038/nclimate3186

Gütschow, J., M. L. Jeffery, R. Gieseke, R. Gebel, D. Stevens, M. Krapp, and M. Rocha (2016) The PRIMAP-hist national historical emissions time series, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 571-603, doi:10.5194/essd-8-571-2016

Y. Robiou du Pont, M.L. Jeffery, J. Gütschow, P. Christoff, and M. Meinshausen (2016) National contributions for decarbonising the world economy in line with the G7 agreement, Environmental Research Letters, 11, 5,  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/054005
Meinshausen M., M.L. Jeffery, J. Gütschow, Y. Robiou du Pont, J. Rogelj, M. Schaeffer, N. Höhne, M. den Elzen, S. Oberthur, and  N. Meinshausen (2015) National post-2020 greenhouse gas targets and diversity-aware leadership. Nature Climate Change, 5, 1098–1106, doi:10.1038/nclimate2826

Fiorella, R.P., C.J. Poulsen, R.S. Pilco-Zola, M.L. Jeffery, and T.A. Ehlers, (2015) Modern and long-term evaporation of central Andes surface waters suggests paleo archives underestimate Neogene elevations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 432, 59-72, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.09.045

Jeffery, M. L., B. J. Yanites, C. J. Poulsen, and T. A. Ehlers (2014), Vegetation-precipitation controls on Central Andean topography, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 119, 13541375, doi:10.1002/2013JF002919
Cotton, J.M., M.L. Jeffery, N.D. Shledon (2013) Climate controls on soil respired CO2 in the United States: Implications for 21st century
chemical weathering rates in temperate and arid ecosystems, Chemical Geology doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.08.048
Jeffery, M.L., T.A.Ehlers, B.J. Yanites, and C.J. Poulsen (2013) Quantifying the role of paleoclimate and Andean Plateau uplift on river incision.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface doi: 10.1002/jgrf.20055
Jeffery, M.L., C.J. Poulsen, and T.A. Ehlers (2012) Impacts of Cenozoic global cooling, surface uplift, and an inland seaway on South American
paleoclimate and precipitation δ18O, GSA Bulletin doi: 10.1130/B304801
Poulsen, C.J. and Jeffery, M.L. (2011) Climate change imprinting on stable isotopic compositions of high-elevation meteoric water cloaks past

surface elevations of major orogens, Geology, 39, 595-598, doi:10.1130/G32052.1

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