Potsdam-Institut fur Klimafolgenforschung

PIK

Potsdam-Institut fur Klimafolgenforschung

Type Research Center
Name in English Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Website pik-potsdam.de
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Year founded 1992
Location Potsdam Germany Germany
Budget USD 5M-19M
Functions Research
Funding sources Governments or multi-govt organizations
Tags environment climate water agriculture and food social policy sustainability and sustainable development
Summary The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) was founded in 1992. At PIK researchers in the natural and social sciences work together to study global change and its impacts on ecological, economic and social systems. They examine the Earth system's capacity for withstanding human interventions and devise strategies for a sustainable development of humankind and nature. PIK research projects are interdisciplinary and undertaken by scientists from the following Research Domains: Earth System Analysis, Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities, Sustainable Solutions and Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods. Through data analysis, computer simulations and models, PIK provides decision makers with sound information and tools for sustainable development. In addition to publishing results in scientific journals the Institute gives advice to national and regional authorities and, increasingly, to global organisations such as the World Bank. Understanding the Earth system is a huge task that no institution or country can tackle alone. PIK is part of a global network on questions of global environmental change. It closely collaborates with various international partners.


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PIK · 29 September 2022

This profile provides an overview of projected climate parameters and related impacts on different sectors in Somalia until 2080 under different climate change scenarios provided by the IPCC1 (called Representative …


PIK · 29 September 2022

Creating a platform for a relaxed exchange with international like-minded people on the topic of Open Science is what the Barcamp Open Science stands for. Every year, the participants create …


PIK · 29 September 2022

Humanity faces an array of grave, long-term challenges, now often labeled “global systemic risks.” While scientific knowledge of the individual risks spawning these crises is deep, our understanding of causal …


PIK · 29 September 2022

This profile provides an overview of projected climate parameters and related impacts on different sectors in Senegal until 2080 under different climate change scenarios (called Representative Concentration Pathways, RCPs). RCP2.6 …


PIK · 29 September 2022

This profile provides an overview of projected climate parameters and related impacts on different sec- tors in Pakistan until 2080 under different climate change scenarios (called Representative Concentration Pathways, RCPs). …


PIK · 29 September 2022

This profile provides an overview of the projected climate parameters and related impacts on different sectors in Cameroon until 2080 under different climate change scenarios (called Representative Concentration Pathways, RCPs). …


PIK · 29 September 2022

The Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report assesses the impacts of climate change, looking at ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities at global and regional levels. It …


PIK · 29 September 2022

Researchers must help to define science-based targets for water, nutrients, carbon emissions and more to avoid cascading effects and stave off tipping points in Earth’s systems.


PIK · 29 September 2022

The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, paved the way for a new hybrid global climate governance architecture with both bottom-up and top-down elements. While governments can choose individual climate goals …



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