Prof. Dr. Christian Flachsland

Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe Governance

Prof. Dr. Christian Flachsland

Christian Flachsland leitet die Arbeitsgruppe Governance und ist Assistant Professor for Climate & Energy Governance an der Hertie School of Governance. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte sind:

  • Governance und politische Ökonomie von Klima- und Energiepolitik
  • Assessment von Klima- und Energiepolitiken
  • Schnittstelle Wissenschaft & Politik

Dr. Christian Flachsland hat sechs Jahre als Doktorand und Postdoc am Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) in der Arbeitsgruppe Politikinstrumente gearbeitet. Er hat einen Dr.phil. an der Technischen Universität Berlin erworben, und einen Magister (Soziologie, Volkswirtschaftslehre, Philosophie) an der Universität Potsdam.



Ausführlicher CV mit vollständiger Publikationsliste



In Vorbereitung

Mit Sebastian Levi und Michael Jakob: Comparative Political Economy of Carbon Prices.

Mit Michael Pahle und Dallas Burtraw: Ensuring the integrity of cap-and-trade systems.

Mit Ottmar Edenhofer u.a.: Reform options for the EU ETS.

Mit Marcel Dorsch und Ulrike Kornek: Enhancing climate policy ambition using strategic transfers: allowance allocation and revenue spending in the EU ETS

Mit Marcel Dorsch und Ottmar Edenhofer: Overlapping challenges in global commons management.



Ausgewählte Publikationen


Fuss, S., C. Flachsland, N. Koch, U. Kornek, B. Knopf, O. Edenhofer (accepted): An assessment framework for intertemporal economic performance of cap-and-trade systems: lessons from the EU-ETS. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

Kowarsch, M., J. Jabbour, C. Flachsland, M.T.J. Kok, R. Watson, P.M. Haas, J.C. Minx, J. Alcamo, J. Garard, P. Riousset, L. Pintér, C, Langford, Y. Yamineva, C. von Stechow, J. O’Reilly, O. Edenhofer (2017): Global environmental assessments and the path to solutions. Nature Climate Change 7: 379–382. doi:10.1038/nclimate3307

Jabbour, J., C. Flachsland (in press): 40 years of global environmental assessments: a retrospective analysis. Environmental Science & Policy.

Kowarsch, M., C. Flachsland, J. Garard, J. Jabbour, P. Riousset (in press): The treatment of divergent viewpoints in global environmental assessments. Environmental Science & Policy.

Riousset, P., C. Flachsland, M. Kowarsch (in press): Global Environmental Assessments (GEAs): Potential impact mechanisms. Environmental Science & Policy.

Dorsch, M., C. Flachsland (2017): Examining a Polycentric Approach to Global Climate Governance. Global Environmental Politics 17 (2): 45-64.

Leipprand, A., C. Flachsland, M. Pahle (2017): Advocates or cartographers? Scientific advisors and the narratives of German energy transition. Energy Policy 102: 222–236.

Leipprand, A., C. Flachsland, M. Pahle (2017): Energy transition on the rise: discourses on energy future in the German parliament. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research 30 (3): 283-305.

Steckel, J., M. Jakob, C. Flachsland, U. Kornek, K. Lessmann, O. Edenhofer (2016): From climate finance towards sustainable development finance. WIREs Climate Change DOI:10.1002/wcc.437.

Joas, F., M. Pahle, C. Flachsland, A. Joas (2016): Which goals are driving the Energiewende?  Making sense of the German Energy Transformation. Energy Policy 95: 42-51.

Edenhofer, O. C. Flachsland, U. Kornek (2016): Der Grundriss für ein neues Klimaregime. ifo Schnelldienst 69 (03): 11-15.

Carraro, C., O. Edenhofer, C. Flachsland, C. Kolstad, R. Stavins, R. Stowe (2015): The IPCC at a Crossroads: Opportunities for Reform. Science 350: 34-35.

Edenhofer, O., C. Flachsland, B. Knopf (2015): Science and religion in dialogue over the global commons. Nature Climate Change 5: 907-909.

Edenhofer, O., C. Flachsland (2015): Laudato si’: Concern for our global commons., 24. 09.2015

Edenhofer, O., M. Jakob, F. Creutzig, C. Flachsland, S. Fuss, M. Kowarsch, K. Lessmann, L. Mattauch, J. Siegmeier, J. Steckel (2015): Closing the emission price gap. Global Environmental Change 31: 132-143.

Grosjean, G., W. Acworth, C. Flachsland, R. Marschinski (2015): After Monetary Policy, Climate Policy: Is Delegation Key to EU ETS reform? Climate Policy DOI:10.1080/14693062.2014.965657

Joas, F., C. Flachsland (2015): The (Ir)relevance of Transaction Costs in Climate Policy Instrument Choice: An analysis of the EU and the US. Climate Policy.  DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2014.968762

Edenhofer, O., C. Flachsland, M. Jakob, J. Hilaire (2015): Den Klimawandel stoppen. Es gibt nicht zu wenig, sondern zu viel fossile Ressourcen – sie müssen in der Erde bleiben. In: LeMonde diplomatique: Atlas der Globalisierung. Weniger wird mehr - Der Postwachstumsatlas. p. 90-93.

Edenhofer, O., C. Flachsland, M. Jakob, K. Lessmann (2014): The Atmosphere as a Global Commons – Challenges for International Cooperation and Governance. In: Semmler, W., L.Bernard (eds.): The Handbook on the Macroeconomics of Climate Change. Oxford University Press. p. 260-296.

Jakob, M., J.C. Steckel, C. Flachsland, L. Baumstark (2014): Climate Finance for Developing Country Mitigation: Blessing or Curse? Climate and Development 7(1):1-15.

Knopf, B., N. Koch, G. Grosjean, S. Fuss, C. Flachsland, M. Pahle, M. Jakob, O. Edenhofer (2014): The European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS): Ex-Post Analysis, the Market Stability Reserve and Options for a Comprehensive Reform. FEEM Working Paper Note di lavoro 2014.079.

IPCC (2014) [contributing author]: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Edenhofer, O., R. Pichs-Madruga, Y. Sokona, E. Farahani, S. Kadner, K. Seyboth, A. Adler, I. Baum, S. Brunner, P. Eickemeier, B. Kriemann, J. Savolainen, S. Schlömer, C. von Stechow, T. Zwickel and J.C. Minx (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

Brunner, S., C. Flachsland, M. Marschinski (2012): Credible commitment in carbon policy. Climate Policy 12 (2): 255-271.

Marschinski, R., C. Flachsland, M. Jakob (2012): Sectoral Linking of carbon markets: A trade-theory analysis. Resource and Energy Economics 34 (4): 585-606.

Flachsland, C., K. Lessmann, O. Edenhofer (2012): Climate Policy in a decentralized World. In: Edenhofer O., J. Wallacher, H. Lotze-Campen, M. Reder (Eds.): Climate Change, Justice, and Sustainability: Linking Climate and Development Policy. Springer, p. 257-268.

Flachsland, C., R.Marschinski, O. Edenhofer (2009a): Global Trading versus Linking. Architectures for international emissions trading. Energy Policy (37): 1637–1647.

Flachsland, C., R. Marschinski, O. Edenhofer (2009b): To link or not to link: Benefits and disadvantages of linking cap-and-trade systems. Climate Policy (9): 358–372.



Aktuelle Publikationen

Edenhofer, O.; Flachsland, C.; Wolff, C.; Schmid, L.K.; Leipprand, A.; Koch, N.; Kornek, U.; Pahle, M., 2017

Decarbonization and EU ETS Reform: Introducing a price floor to drive low-carbon investments

MCC Policy Paper
Edenhofer, O.; Roolfs, C.; Gaitan, B.; Nahmmacher, P.; Flachsland, C., 2017

Agreeing on an EU ETS price floor to foster solidarity, subsidiarity and efficiency in the EU

In: Vollebergh, P., Parry, I. W. H., Pittel, K. (eds.), Energy Tax and Regulatory Policy in Europe. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 31-61.
Edenhofer, O.; Flachsland, C., 2017

Laudato Si': Concern for our global commons

In: Miller, V.J. (ed.), The Theological and Ecological Vision of Laudato Si': Everything is Connected. Bloomsbury, 177-191
Pahle, M.; Burtraw, D.; Flachsland, C.; Kelsey, N.; Biber, E.; Meckling, J.; Edenhofer, O.; Zysman, J., 2017

What Stands in the Way Becomes the Way: Sequencing in Climate Policy to Ratchet Up Stringency Over Time

RFF Report
Acworth, W.; Ackva, J.; Burtraw, D.; Edenhofer, O.; Fuss, S.; Flachsland, C.; Haug, C.; Koch, N.; Kornek, U.; Knopf, B. and Montes de Oca, M., 2017

Emissions Trading and the Role of a Long Run Carbon Price Signal: Achieving cost effective emission reductions under an Emissions Trading System.

Berlin ICAP