Prof. Dr. Felix Creutzig

Head of working group Land Use, Infrastructure and Transport

Prof. Dr. Felix Creutzig

Prof. Dr. Felix Creutzig is head of the working group Land Use, Infrastructures and Transport and Chair of Sustainability Economics at Technische Universität Berlin. He was lead author of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report and lead analyst of the Global Energy Assessment. His research focuses on:

•    Conceptualizing and quantifying GHG emissions of cities world-wide
•    Assessing opportunities for GHG mitigation of cities world-wide
•    Building models of sustainable urban form and transport
•    Land rents as a complement for financing sustainable infrastructures
•    Analyzing the role of capital stocks and infrastructures for climate change mitigation
•    Land use-mediated uncertainty in integrated assessments, particularly those related to bioenergy

Before joining the MCC and TU Berlin, Felix was a postdoc fellow at the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, collaborating with Dan Kammen, Lee Schipper and Elizabeth Deakin, and the Energy Foundation China in Beijing. Felix Creutzig received his PhD in Computational Neuroscience from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and holds a Master of Advanced Studies (Path III in Mathematics) from Cambridge University, UK. From 2009 until 2011 Felix was also chair of Netzwerk Europa, the Alumni organization of the Studienkolleg zu Berlin.


Curriculum vitae

Detailed CV with list of publications


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Latest Publications

Bednar-Friedl, B., Berndes, G., Drabicka, K., Birkmann, J., Mousson, M., Cabeza, L.F., Ruiz Ramos, M., Markowitsch, R., Creutzig, F., Deryng, D., Kiessling, W., Kreibiehl, S., Krey, V., Krinner, G., Langhans, S. D., Lecocq, F., Lopez Gunn, E., Marotzke, J., Masson-Delmotte, V., Minx, J., Pirani, A., Popp, A., Pörtner, H-O., Ranasinghe, R., Riahi, K., Rogelj, J., Seneviratne, S., Skea, J., Storelvmo, T., Thorne, P., Van Aalst, M., 2024

The next frontier for climate change science

EU Publications
Berrill, P., Nachtigall, F., Javaid, A., Milojevic-Dupont, N., Wagner, F., Creutzig, F., 2024

Comparing urban form influences on travel distance, car ownership, and mode choice

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Peer Review
Deprez, A., Leadley, P., Dooley, K., Williamson, P., Cramer, W., Gattuso, J.P., Rankovic, A., Carlson, E.L., Creutzig, F., 2024

Sustainability limits needed for CO2 removal

Peer Review
Creutzig, F., Hilaire, J., Nemet, G., Müller-Hansen, F., Minx, J. , 2023

Technological innovation enables low cost climate change mitigation

Energy Research & Social Science
Peer Review
Segovia-Martin, J., Creutzig, F., Winters, J. , 2023

Efficiency traps beyond the climate crisis: exploration-exploitation trade-offs and rebound effects

Philosophical Transactions B
Peer Review