Prof. Dr. Jan Minx

Head of working group Applied Sustainability Science

Prof. Dr. Jan Minx

Prof. Jan Minx is head of the MCC working group Applied Sustainability Science. He is also Professor for Climate Change and Public Policy at the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds. Prof. Minx works on a broad range of topics in climate and sustainability policy such as pathways to climate neutrality, the role, potential, risks and governance of carbon dioxide removal technologies, trade-offs and co-benefits of climate policies, urban climate change mitigation strategies, or just transitions and the global coal phase-out. Methodologically, a main focus is on evidence synthesis: one part explores how artificial intelligence can be used to scale evidence synthesis methods to huge bodies of evidence and apply them in the context of global environmental assessments; another part is working on the development of new evidence synthesis methods to advance scientific policy advice and global environmental assessments. Prof. Minx also works on how computational text analysis tools can be used to scale traditional social science methods to vast corpora – in order to measure influence on climate change discourses and framings.

Prof. Minx has contributed substantially to the recent work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is currently a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, where he co-leads the chapter on emission trends and drivers in Working Group III Mitigation of Climate Change. He also played a major role during the fifth assessment cycle, where he coordinated the report process as Head of the Technical Support Unit.

Prof. Minx publishes regularly in some of the most esteemed scientific journals such as Science, Nature, Nature Climate Change or the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences of the United States of America. He has further contributed to more than twenty book chapters and reports. He has been cited more than 16,000 times according to Google Scholar with annual citations tracking >3100 in 2019. His h-index is 38 according to Google Scholar and 30 according to the Web of Science. Four of his publications have received more than 1,000 citations and twenty publications more than 100 citations. He is on the Editorial Board of Environmental Research Letters and Carbon Balance and Management. In terms of media impact, Prof. Minx has written op-eds and blog posts in German and international publications, such as “The Guardian”, “Huffington Post”, “Washington Post”, “Carbon Brief”, “Die Zeit” or “Wirtschaftswoche”, and he regularly appears on the radio.


Curriculum Vitae

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Latest Publications

Elliot, J., Lawrence, R., Minx, J.C., Oladapo, O.T., Ravaud, P., Jeppesen, B.T., Thomas, J., Turner, T., Vandvik, P.O., Grimshaw, J.M. , 2021

Decision makers need 'living' evidence synthesis

Nature
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Peer Review
Lamb, W.F., Grubb, M., Diluiso, F., Minx, J.C., 2021

Countries with sustained greenhouse gas emissions reductions: an analysis of trends and progress by sector

Climate Policy
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Peer Review
Creutzig, F., Niamir, L., Bai, X., Callaghan, M., Cullen, J., Díaz-José, J., Figueora, M., Grubler, A., Lamb, W.F., Leip, A., Masanet, E., Mata, É., Mattauch, L., Minx, J.C., Mirasgedia, S., Mulugetta, Y., Nugroho, S.B., Pathak, M., Perkins, P., Roy, J., de la Rue du Can, S., Saheb, Y., Some, S., Steg, L., Steinberger, J., Ürge-Vorsatz, D., 2021

Demand-side solutions to climate change mitigation consistent with high levels of well-being

Nature Climate Change
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Peer Review
Minx, J.C., Lamb, W.F., Andrew, R.M., Canadell, J.G., Crippa, M., Döbbeling, N., Forster, P.M., Guizzardi, D., Olivier, J., Peters, G.P., Pongratz, J., Reisinger, A., Rigby, M., Saunois, M., Smith, S.J., Solazzo, E., Tian, H., 2021

A comprehensive and synthetic dataset for global, regional, and national greenhouse gas emissions by sector 1970–2018 with an extension to 2019

Earth System Science Data
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Peer Review
Berrang-Ford, L., Siders, A.R., Lesnikowski, A., Fischer, A.P., Callaghan, M., Haddaway, N.R., Mach, K.J., Araos, M., Shah, M.A.R., Wannewitz, M., Doshi, D., Leiter, T., Matavel, C., Musah-Surugu, J.I., Wong-Parodi, G., Antwi-Agyei, P., Ajibade, I., Chauhan, N., Kakenmaster, W., Grady, C., Chalastani, V.I., Jagannathan, K., Galappaththi, E.K., Sitati, A., Scarpa, G., Totin, E., Davis, K., Hamilton, N.C., Kirchhoff, C.J., Kumar, P., Pentz, B., Simpson, N.P., Theokritoff, E., Deryng, D., Reckien, D., Zavaleta-Cortijo, C., Ulibarri, N., Segnon, A.C., Khavhagali, V., Shang, Y., Zvobgo, L., Zommers, Z., Xu, J., Williams, P.A., Canosa, I.V., van Maanen, N., van Bavel, B., van Aalst, M., Turek-Hankins, L.L., Trivedi, H., Trisos, C.H., Thomas, A., Thakur, S., Templeman, S., Stringer, L.C., Sotnik, G., Sjostrom, K.D., Singh, C., Siña, M.Z., Shukla, R., Sardans, J., Salubi, E.A., Chalkasra, L.S.S., Ruiz-Díaz, R., Richards, C., Pokharel, P., Petzold, J., Penuelas, J., Avila, J.P., Pazmino Murillo, J.B., Ouni, S., Niemann, J., Nielsen, M., New, M., Schwerdtle, P.N., Alverio, G.N., Mullin, C.A., Mullenite, J., Mosurska, A., Morecroft, M.D., Minx, J.C., Maskell, G., Nunbogu, A.M., Magnan, A.K., Lwasa, S., Lukas-Sithole, M., Lissner, T., Lilford, O., Koller, S.F., Jurjonas, M., Joe, E.T., Huynh, L.T.M., Hill, A., Hernandez, R.R., Hegde, G., Hawxwell, T., Harper, S., Harden, A., Haasnoot, M., Gilmore, E.A., Gichuki, L., Gatt, A., Garschagen, M., Ford, J.D., Forbes, A., Farrell, A.D., Enquist, C.A.F., Elliott, S., Duncan, E., de Perez, E.C., Coggins, S., Chen, T., Campbell, D., Browne, K.E., Bowen, K.J., Biesbroek, R., Bhatt, I.D., Kerr, R.B., Barr, S.L., Baker, E., Austin, S.E., Arotoma-Rojas, I., Anderson, C., Ajaz, W., Agrawal, T., Abu, T.Z., 2021

A systematic global stocktake of evidence on human adaptation to climate change

Nature Climate Change
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Peer Review