Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change

This working group explores design and functioning of policy instruments and solutions for sustainable resource management and the provision of public goods. In particular, the researchers are concerned with instruments that mitigate climate change taking into account a range of objectives.

 

Team members

Head: Prof. Dr. Sabine Fuss

Dr. Nicolas Koch
Johanna Arlinghaus
Valentin Guye
Claudia Günther
Dr. Luke Haywood
Hannah Klauber
Sebastian Kraus
Dr. Nolan Ritter
Alexander Rohlf
Dr. José Luis Vicente-Vicente

 

Research topics

The group’s research focus is on the analysis of best practice portfolios to address common goods problems, especially those related to climate change. The researchers are, for example, concerned with the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), and Managing Global Negative Emissions Technologies (MaGNET). Methodologically, the group uses econometric and numerical analyzes as well as meta-analytical approaches.

 

Research projects

The research team investigates a host of climate policies such as the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) or the phase-out of coal, e.g. in the German-Australian Energy Transition Hub. In addition, the team is researching the interaction between land use and sustainable development in Indonesia and Brazil in an international partner network (RESTORE+). Together with the Global Carbon Project (GCP), the group has established a research initiative on Negative Emissions (NETs) and identified research gaps and topics on which future research on NETs should focus. The Next Generation Policies project evaluates policy measures and future technologies to facilitate sustainable road mobility.

 

Current publications

Koch, N., Erasmus K H J zu Ermgassen, Wehkamp, J., Filho, F. J B O., Schwerhoff, G., 2019

Agricultural Productivity and Forest Conservation: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon

American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Type
Peer Review
Creutzig, F., Bren d'Amour, C., Weddige, U., Fuss, S., Beringer, T., Gläser, A, Kalkuhl, M., Steckel, J. C., Radebach, A., Edenhofer, O., 2019

Assessing human and environmental pressures of global land-use change 2000–2010

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
Type
Peer Review
Francaviglia, R., Di Bene, C., Farina, R., Salvati, L., Vicente-Vicente, J. L., 2019

Assessing “4 per 1000” soil organic carbon storage rates under Mediterranean climate: a comprehensive data analysis

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
Type
Peer Review

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