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Lutz Meyer-Ohlendorf
Dr. Lutz Meyer-Ohlendorf
RD IV: Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

Phone    +49 (0) 331 288 2060
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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.

Short CV


Since 01.2014

Research Associate in selected projects:

  • Climate Neutral Lifestyle in Berlin, KliB (Klimaneutral leben in Berlin) funded by Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety within the Framework of the National Climate Initiative (NCI)
  • Masterplan 100% Climate Protection 2050 of the State Capital of Potsdam, funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
  • Energy Conflicts, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF
  • One-Tonne-Society Pathfinder Projekt of the Climate-KIC, funded by the European Union
  • Feasibility Study 'Climate-Neutral Berlin 2050', Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment
  • Workshop at the Indian Institute for Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad on „Sustainable Development, Climate Change and the Indian Middle Classes“, funded by the German Research Foundation, DFG

10.2011 – 11.2016

PhD research on „Lifestyles and Changing Consumption Patterns and their Impacts on Climate Change in Hyderabad/India“; Supervision by Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas / Prof. Dr. Josef Nipper (University of Cologne). Degree: Magna cum Laude

01.2009 – 12.2013

Research associate in the project “Hyderabad as a Megacity of Tomorrow”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF

09.2008 – 12.2008

Consultant for the German Development Institute (DIE) in the Project “Climate change and development in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America”. Study and Discussion Paper on “Adaptation to climate change in (Mega-)Cities of Sub-Saharan Africa”

10.2006 – 03.2007

Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a qualitative field research in Delhi under the auspices of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Topic: “Informal access to water supply and the role of political patronage: A case study of three squatter settlements in Delhi”

10.2002 – 07.2008

Master of Arts in Geography (Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas), Cultural Anthropology (Prof. Dr. Michael Bollig), and Indology (Prof. Dr. Ulrike Niklas), University of Cologne

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