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Auf dem Foto ist Elmar Kriegler zu sehen, Leiter der Forschungsabteilung „Transformationspfade“ am Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) mit einem Fokus auf das Forschungsfeld „Klimaschutz- und nachhaltige Entwicklungspfade“ und Professor für Integrated Assessment of Climate Change an der Universität Potsdam. Das Foto ist vom PIK/Karkow.

33 Questions to “interface researcher” Prof. Dr. Elmar Kriegler

What can we do to stop climate change? Why has so little of it been implemented so far? And why does science not always get through to politics? Elmar... more
Das Symbolbild zeigt ein Wollknäul, dass sich seinen Weg durch ein kreisförmiges Labyrinth bahnt. Das Bild ist von AdobeStock/Olena.

The red thread to energy transition – The joint research project “Ariadne” is looking for the best ways to achieve a climate neutral society

The coming years will determine whether humanity can tame climate change. Important steps need to be taken right now to advance economic... more
The Chancellor of the University of Potsdam, Karsten Gerlof. | Photo: Karla Fritze

What’s next? University Chancellor Karsten Gerlof about the current corona phase and slow steps towards normalization

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Germany is still in an exceptional state due to the corona pandemic. Now, people are slowly starting to discuss a normalization of the situation. The... more
Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuhlmann at the Griebnitzsee campus. | Photo: Karla Fritze

Suddenly digital – Why Germany is now re-inventing its administration

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
From one day to the next, the corona pandemic has put public life into a deep sleep. For about four weeks now, nothing has been going on, or so it... more
Digital administration also means access to online services for citizens. | Photo: AdobeStock/Sikov

Going Digital – Public Administration in Europe in the Digital Age

Germany, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, Estonia, Hungary, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands – in all these countries, public... more
Rathaus in Hannover. Foto: pixabay/connormik.

A Fresh Breeze in the Community – Administrative scientists establish European research network for local public sector reform

They decide where to found new schools or whether a utility company will be privatized. They finance education and cultural institutions and run... more

City, Country, Climate - Why global climate policy is also a matter of administration

Climate change affects us all. It confronts humanity with problems that we can only overcome together – if at all. Year after year, representatives... more
Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Potsdam Summer School 2016. Foto: IASS/Pierro Chiussi.

Potsdam Summer School Explores the Future of Cities – International exchange on the sustainability of human environments

Potsdam, 28.08.2017. The rapid pace of change around the world is presenting humankind and human environments with tremendous challenges. What... more
Smog über Hongkong. Foto: Fotolia.com/Stripped Pixel

Post-carbon futures – Making the City of Tomorrow

About two thirds of all Europeans and over three quarters of Germans now live in cities…and their number is continuously increasing. Urbanization is a... more
Die Arbeit erwies sich als echte Feldforschung: Nachdem die Forscher von Kathmandu aus mit einem Propellerflugzeug nach Dhangadhi geflogen waren, legten sie noch mehr als 500 weitere Kilometer in der Tiefebene und im Mittelland Nepals zurück – mit dem Geländewagen. Foto: Bastian Jantz

A Day’s March to the Midwife – Administrative experts monitor new approach in Nepal’s healthcare system

Scientists from the University of Potsdam recently visited Nepal to monitor the impact of a government program to foster the decentralization of... more