Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research News

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is a renowned research institution located in Potsdam, Germany, focusing on the study of global climate change, its causes, its impacts on ecological and societal systems, and potential solutions. Established in 1992, the institute is notable for its interdisciplinary approach, integrating perspectives from the natural and social sciences to better understand climate system dynamics and to develop strategies for sustainable development. Researchers at PIK examine a wide range of topics including the Earth system’s capacity for withstanding anthropogenic interventions, strategies for mitigating climate change through renewable energy systems, and the implications of climate policy decisions. The work of PIK has been influential in shaping both national and international climate policies, including contributions to the assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The institute serves as a vital resource for science-based policy advice and is actively involved in public discourse on climate-related issues.