Jessica Strefler




Email:              strefler (at)

Phone:            +49 331 288 2475

Fax:                  +49 331 288 2570

Postal adress:  Potsdam Institute for Climate

                       Impact Research (PIK)

                       P.O. Box 60 12 03

                       D-14412 Potsdam, Germany


Visiting adress: Telegrafenberg Potsdam

                        Building A56, room 1.47


Jessica Strefler is a postdoctoral researcher in Research Department III (Transformation Pathways). She studied physics in Heidelberg, Hamburg, and Berlin and earned her doctorate at the TU Berlin on the topic of non-CO2 emissions in global energy systems. She joined PIK in 2009 where she is a developer of the hybrid energy-economy model REMIND and leads the research on carbon management. Her current research is focused on the influence of different carbon dioxide removal technologies on global climate change mitigation strategies, and on carbon capture use and storage (CCUS).



  • carbon dioxide removal technologies
  • carbon capture and use
  • non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions
  • air pollution
  • contributions to the development of the REMIND-Model



  • Strefler, J., Bauer, N., Kriegler, E., Popp, A., Giannousakis, A., Edenhofer, O. (2018) "Between Scylla and Charybdis: Delayed mitigation narrows the passage between large-scale CDR and high costs". Enivronmental Research Letters 13, 4.
  • Strefler, J., Amann, T., Bauer, N., Kriegler, E., Hartmann, J. (2018) "Potential and costs of carbon dioxide removal by enhanced weathering of rocks". Enivronmental Research Letters 13, 3.
  • Riahi, K., van Vuuren, D.P., Kriegler, E., Edmonds, J., O'Neill, B.C., Fujimori, S., Bauer, N., Calvin, K., Dellink, R., Fricko, O., Lutz, W., Popp, A., Cuaresma, J.C., Samir, KC., Leimbach, M., Jiang, L.W., Kram, T., Rao, S., Emmerling, J., Ebi, K., Hasegawa, T., Havlik, P., Humpenoeder, F., da Silva, LA., Smith, S., Stehfest, E., Bosetti, V., Eom, J., Gernaat, D., Masui, T., Rogelj, J., Strefler, J., Drouet, L., Krey, V., Luderer, G., Harmsen, M., Takahashi, K., Baumstark, L., Doelman, JC., Kainuma, M., Klimont, Z., Marangoni, G., Lotze-Campen, H., Obersteiner, M., Tabeau, A., Tavoni, M. (2017) "The Shared Socioeconomic Pathways and their energy, land use, and greenhouse gas emissions implications: An overview". Global Environmental Change 42, 153-168.
  • Rao, S., Klimont, Z., Leitao, J., Riahi, K., van Dingenen, R., Reis, L.A., Calvin, K., Dentener, F., Drouet, L., Fujimori, S., Harmsen, M., Luderer, G., Heyes, C., Strefler, J., Tavoni, M., van Vuuren, D.P.  (2017) "A multi-model assessment of the co-benefits of climate mitigation for global air quality". Environmental Research Letters 11, 12.
  • Rao, S., Klimont, Z., Smith, S.J., Van Dingenen, R., Dentener, F., Bouwman, L., Riahi, K., Amann, M., Bodirsky, B.L., van Vuuren, D.P., Reis, L.A., Calvin, K., Drouet, L., Fricko, O., Fujimori, S., Gernaat, D., Havlik, P., Harmsen, M., Hasegawa, T., Heyes, C., Hilaire, J., Luderer, G., Masui, T., Stehfest, E., Strefler, J., van der Sluis, S., Tavoni, M. (2017) "Future air pollution in the Shared Socio-economic Pathways". Global Environmental Change 42, 346-358.
  • Kriegler, E., Bauer, N., Popp, A., Humpenoder, F., Leimbach, M., Strefler, J., Baumstark, L., Bodirsky, B.L., Hilaire, J., Klein, D., Mouratiadou, I., Weindl, I., Bertram, C., Dietrich, J.P., Luderer, G., Pehl, M., Pietzcker, R., Piontek, F., Lotze-Campen, H., Biewald, A., Bonsch, M., Giannousakis, A., Kreidenweis, U., Muller, C., Rolinski, S., Schultes, A., Schwanitz, J., Stevanovic, M., Calvin, K., Emmerling, J., Fujimori, S., Edenhofer, O. (2017) "Fossil-fueled development (SSP5): An energy and resource intensive scenario for the 21st century". Global Environmental Change 42, 297-315.
  • Harmsen, M.J.H.M., van den Berg, M., Krey, V., Luderer, G., Marcucci, A., Strefler, J., Van Vuuren, D.P. (2016) "How climate metrics affect global mitigation strategies and costs: a multi-model study". Climatic Change 136, 203-216.
  • Lucas, P.L., Nielsen, J, Calvin, K., McCollum, D.L., Marangonid, G., Strefler, J., van der Zwaan, B.C.C., van Vuuren, D.P. (2015) "Future energy system challenges for Africa: Insights from Integrated Assessment Models". Energy Policy 86, 705‐717.
  • Gernaat, D., Van Vuuren, D.P., van den Berg, M., Calvin, K., Lucas, P., Luderer, G., Otto, S.A.C., Rao, S., Strefler, J. (2015) "Understanding the contribution of non‐non‐CO2 gases in deep mitigation scenarios". Global Environmental Change 33, 142-153.
  • Strefler, J., Luderer, G., Kriegler, E., Meinshausen, M. (2014): "Can air pollutant controls change global warming?". Environmental Science & Policy 41, 33-43.
  • Strefler, J., Luderer, G., Aboumahboub, T., Kriegler, E. (2014): "Economic impacts of alternative greenhouse gas emission
    metrics: a model-based assessment". Climatic Change 125 (3-4), pp 319-331.
  • Rose, S.K., Richels, R., Smith, S., Riahi, K., Strefler, J., van Vuuren, D. P. (2014): "Non-Kyoto radiative forcing in long-run greenhouse gas emissions and climate change scenarios". Climatic Change 123 (3-4), pp 511-525.
  • Steckel, J.C., Brecha, R.J., Jakob, M., Strefler, J., Luderer, G. (2013): "Development without energy? Assessing future scenarios of energy consumption in developing countries". Ecological Economics 90, pp 53-67.
  • Klein, D., Luderer, G., Kriegler, E., Strefler, J., Bauer, N., Leimbach, M., Popp, A., Dietrich, J.P., Humpenöder, F., Lotze-Campen, H., Edenhofer, O. (2013): "The value of bioenergy in low stabilization scenarios: an assessment using REMIND-MAgPIE". Climatic Change 123 (3-4), pp 705-718.


Full CV


Interview with PNN on Carbon Dioxide Removal

Interview with ZDF heute plus on Geoengineering

Interview with Deutsche Welle on Carbon Dioxide Removal

Podcast Orange by Handelsblatt on Climate Change

In Wiesbadener Kurier and Lampertheimer Zeitung on Carbon Dioxide Removal

Op-ed with Oliver Geden on net-zero emissions in Süddeutsche Zeitung

Interview with bento on EU climate targets

Interview with N24/Welt on EU climate targets

In Tagesspiegel Background on Carbon Dioxide Removal

Interview with Public Radio International on Carbon Dioxide Removal

In Die Debatte on Geoengineering

In Bild on Geoengineering

Feature in MAZ

In FAZ on Geoengineering and CCS

In Zeit on Geoengineering

In WDR5 Leonardo on Carbon Dioxide Removal

Paper "Between Scylla and Charybdis: Delayed mitigation narrows the passage between large-scale CDR and high costs" was covered e.g. in Sydney Morning Herald, Deutsche Welle,, Heise

Paper "Potential and costs of carbon dioxide removal by enhanced weathering of rocks" was covered e.g. in The Guardian, Der Standard

Radio Interview with RBB on Climate Engineering

In ZDF - heute in Europa on Direct Air Capture

In FAZ on carbonation of cement