Jan Minx

Jan Minx, PhD in Environmental Economics and Management from the University of York, is interested in analyzing spatial aspects of climate change policy and in the development of models providing holistic representations of systems of production and consumption and their environmental impacts. Under this umbrella research topics include consumption based emission accounting at different (spatial) scales (“carbon footprinting”), drivers of structural change, regional emission drivers, urban metabolism, and the application of geo-demographic data systems for lifestyle analysis and the analysis of the relationship between urban form and emissions. Jan is also interested in methodological developments in life cycle assessment and the integration of modelling approaches. Currently he is acting as the Head of the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III, where he coordinates the Working Group III contribution to the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC together with team.