Economic Growth and Human Development

Head: Matthias Kalkuhl

This working group explores the relation between economic growth, climate change and sustainable development in a naturally bounded world.

Climate and Development

Head: Jan C. Steckel

This working group explores the interrelation between sustainable development processes and climate change mitigation. The role of structural change for climate change mitigation is in particular relevant for their research.


Head: N.N.

This working group analyzes options for governing the global commons. It focuses on actors and institutions relevant to climate policy at multiple levels.

Scientific Assessments, Ethics, and Public Policy

Head: Martin Kowarsch

The working group analyzes scientific assessments and other tools at the science-policy interface. The research focuses particularly on the appropriate treatment of normative aspects in integrated, environment-related policy assessments.

Applied Sustainability Science

Head: Jan C. Minx

This working group is interested in understanding how scientific information is compiled and made relevant for climate policy.