Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)


The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), founded in 1992, is a non-profit research institute addressing scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. The institute is a member of the Leibniz Association, funded through the German federal government and the Federal State of Brandenburg.

Chief skills & contribution to LUC4C

Macro-economic analyses, integrated assessment modelling, scenarios of adaptation and mitigation, analysis of land-use-based mitigation trade-offs and interaction with other sectors, land-use and land-cover change modelling

Researchers involved

  • Hermann Lotze-Campen
  • Alexander Popp
  • Florian Humpenöder