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Dr. Elmar Kriegler

Dr. Elmar Kriegler
Deputy Chair
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Telegraphenberg A31
Phone: +49 (0)331 288 2616
Email: kriegler[at]
Postal Address
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Dr. Elmar Kriegler is Deputy Chair of the Research Domain “Sustainable Solutions” at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). His research focuses on the integrated assessment of climate change, scenario analysis and decision making under uncertainty.

He is a member of the scientific steering committee of the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC), has coordinated several international climate policy scenario projects and has been a core developer of the Shared-Socio-economic Pathways (SSPs) underlying the next generation of scenarios for climate change research. He has served as lead author of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and is currently serving as a lead author for the Chapter on 1.5°C Mitigation Pathways in the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C Warming.

Elmar Kriegler received a diploma (MS equivalent) degree in physics from the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1998, and a PhD degree in physics from the University of Potsdam, Germany, in 2005. Before returning to PIK, Elmar was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

Full CV:
PDF document Europass CV Kriegler_Jul2017_w_pres_short.pdf — PDF document, 61 KB
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