Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

PIK addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development.

IIASA has worked with the PIK in the following areas:

21 July 2017
Better farm water management could help achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

Around 40% of irrigated agriculture is unsustainable, according to a new study. However, better farm water management could help reconcile global water, environment, and food targets. More

12 July 2017
Impacts World 2017

This international conference on climate-change impacts brings together scientists and stakeholders to shed light on the true costs of climate change. A number of IIASA researchers will present their findings. More

20 December 2016
IIASA leadership at the Earth League Symposium 2017

The Earth League, an IIASA research partner, is an international network of leading scientists working on pressing issues facing humankind today. This year’s annual symposium focused on the ambitions and challenges set out in the Paris climate agreement in 2015. More

19 December 2016
How fair are countries’ climate pledges?

Benchmarks to guide countries in ratcheting up their ambition to limit climate change to well-below 2°C and pursue 1.5°C in an equitable manner are critical, but not yet determined in the context of the Paris Agreement. More

19 May 2016
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is the founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and — along with IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat and Deputy Director Nebojsa Nakicenovic — was one of 18 prominent international scientists to launch the Earth League. More



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