PhD Peter-Paul Pichler

Senior Scientist
Deputy Lead FutureLab

Peter-Paul Pichler, PhD, was trained as a computer scientist and received his doctorate in the field of complex adaptive systems. He has been working at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in various research domains since 2009 and is currently deputy leader of the FutureLab Social Metabolism and Impacts. As a social ecologist, he assesses and analyzes various aspects of societal resource use. His current research focuses on the economic, spatial and sectoral distribution of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, for example in international health systems. He is particularly interested in the physical and political conditions that enable prosperity for all within planetary boundaries through deep democratic socio-ecological transformation. Peter Paul Pichler is a member of the Executive Committee of the Lancet Commission on Sustainable Healthcare and a member of the Board of the Socio-economic Metabolism Section of the International Society for Industrial Ecology. A list of his publications can be found Google Scholar or Researchgate.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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Please find a current list of my publications on researchgate or google scholar.