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Dr. Lutz Meyer-Ohlendorf

Dr. Lutz Meyer-Ohlendorf
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Telegraphenberg A56 / 2.52
Phone: +49 (0)331 288 -2060
Postal Address
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

Research Interests
  • Dynamics of Lifestyle and Consumption
  • Sufficiency and Sustainable Consumption
  • Carbon Footprinting
  • Sustainable Modes of Transport
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Social-Ecological Research
  • Energy Conflicts
  • Social Innovations
Selected Publications

Meyer-Ohlendorf, L.; Reusswig, F. (2014). Education for Sustainable Lifestyles (ESL). In: Mahrin, B. (ed.). Capacity Development: Approaches for Future Megacities. Vol. 3, Future Megacities Book Series. Jovis, Berlin, 122-131.

Reusswig, F.; Meyer-Ohlendorf, L. (2012): Eine große Herausforderung. Urbanisierung und Lebensstiländerungen in Indien. In Sorgo, W. (Ed.): Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung. Österreichischer Umweltdachverband: Wien, 151-156.

Reusswig, Fritz; Meyer-Ohlendorf, Lutz (2012): Adapting to What? India’s Climate Change Discourse and the Adaptive Capacity of Civil Society Actors. In William G. Holt (Ed.): Urban Areas and Global Climate Change, Vol. 12. Emerald: London, 197–220.

Reusswig, Fritz; Meyer-Ohlendorf, Lutz; Dorband, Ira (2012): Green Growth for Hyderabad. Building the Low Carbon City. Sustainable Hyderabad Project: Hyderabad.

Meyer-Ohlendorf, Lutz; Reusswig, Fritz; Jain, Angela; Poldas, Bhaskar; Schultz, Susanne (2012): Education for Sustainable Lifestyles (ESL) in Emerging Megacities. Sustainable Hyderabad Project: Hyderabad.

Reckien, Diana; Luedeke, Matthias; Reusswig; Fritz; Kit, Oles; Meyer-Ohlendorf, Lutz; Budde, Martin (2011): Infrastructure and Adaptation Planning, Hyderabad, India (Box 6.2). In Cynthia Rosenzweig, William D. Solecki, S.A Hammer, S. Mehrotra (Eds.): Climate Change and Cities. First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 152–154.

Reckien, Diana; Meyer-Ohlendorf, Lutz; Kit, Oles (2011): The Global Relevance for a Post-Kyoto Agreement: Lessons from India and Central South Asia – 10 Reasons for Action. In S. Joshi, M. Linke (Eds.): Sustainable Development and Climate Change. Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 263–282.

Reusswig, Fritz; Meyer-Ohlendorf, Lutz (2010): Social Representation of Climate Change. A Case Study from Hyderabad (India). Europäischer Hochschulverlag.

Meyer-Ohlendorf, Lutz (2009): Climate Change, Vulnerability, and Adaptation in Sub-Saharan African Cities: New Challenges for Development Policy. DIE Research Project “Climate Change and Development”. DIE: Bonn.

Reusswig, Fritz; Meyer-Ohlendorf, Lutz; Anders, Ulrike (2009): Partners for a Low-Carbon Hyderabad. A Stakeholder Analysis with Respect to Lifestyle Dynamics and Climate Change. Europäischer Hochschulverlag: Bremen.

Kimmich, Christian; Janetschek, Hannah; Meyer-Ohlendorf, Lutz; Meyer-Ueding, Jenny; Sagebiel, Julian; Reusswig, Fritz (2009): Methods for Stakeholder Analysis. Exploring Actor Constellations in Transition and Change Processes Towards Sustainable Resource Use and the Case of Hyderabad, India. Europäischer Hochschulverlag: Bremen.


Ongoing Projects

Climate Neutral Living in Berlin (KliB)

100 households, 365 days: Starting in December 2017, private households in the German capital will be testing what climate action means in everyday life in the project "Climate-Neutral Living in Berlin" (Klimaneutral Leben in Berlin - KliB). From families with children to partnerships, flat-sharing communities or singles - for one year, the voluntary housholds will document their personal carbon footprint and learn about ways to improve their own climate balance. They will be supported by experts from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). The KliB living lab intends to show how climate protection can be implemented in our everyday life, where potential problems lie and what politicians could do to overcome them.

Weblink to the KliB project page (in German):

Weblink to the scientific study on the Berlin energy and climate protection programme BEK:

Completed Projects

  • "Energy Conflicts" (Link)
  • "Master Plan 100 % Climate Protection until 2050" for the State Capital Potsdam (Link)
  • Feasibility Study "Climate-Neutral Berlin 2050", Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment (Link)
  • "One-Tonne-Society" Pathfinder Projekt of the Climate-KIC, funded by the European Union (Link)
  • "Hyderabad as a Megacity of Tomorrow”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF

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