Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Advancing the scientific frontier and contributing solutions for a safe and just climate future

Advancing the scientific frontier on inter-disciplinary climate impact research for global sustainability and contributing knowledge and solutions for a safe and just climate future  – this is the twofold mission of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), a member of the Leibniz Association and a leader in its field. PIK integrates the latest understanding of the Earth system with the assessment of climate risks, and with the exploration of policies and pathways towards a manageable climate future. A guiding framework for PIK's research is therefore the integration of Planetary Boundaries and Global Commons. The institute in a unique way combines research across disciplines and scales with solution orientation, emphasizing that societal relevance is based on scientific excellence.

With its more than 300 staff from all over the world, PIK contributes knowledge to the global scientific community by way of publications in high-ranking peer-reviewed international journals and engagement in numerous partnerships and networks. Its main methods are integrated and complex systems analysis and data integration; numerical simulations are run on our own super computer. The institute also actively provides insights to decision-makers in policy, business, and society as a whole.

Latest news and articles

Call for Expressions of Interest – Scaling and Supporting Innovative Finance for Resilience in Fragile and Conflict-Prone Regions

Applications Now Open for the Race to Zero Youth Fellowship

If you are under 30 and want to contribute to ambitious work on climate action, apply for the Youth Fellowship.

The Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) to Issue Call for ‘Bankable’ Climate Projects

Through DFCD, WWF is looking to help fellow impact makers seeking finance for bankable nature solutions.

One of the restored mangrove areas Phu Loc, Vietnam.

Getting a Grip on Nature’s Value in Developing Countries

Estimating the value of two ecosystem restoration activities in Vietnam

Nathanial Matthews Appointed CEO of the Global Resilience Partnership

On December 1st, Nathanial (Nate) Matthews will become CEO of the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP).