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Lutz Meyer-Ohlendorf
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
Fax    +49 (0) 331 288 2050
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Short CV


Since 01.2014

Research Associate in selected projects:

  • 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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