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

GRP at the 15th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA15)

Join us online from 14-18 June 2021 to participate in the conference.

Develop Your Ideas with a Catalytic Grant Award

This year at CBA15, all attendees have the opportunity to apply for Catalytic Grant Awards.

Overview of Adaptation and Resilience Landscape, 2020-2021

This overview provides a snapshot of the adaptation and resilience landscape as it relates to key regional-to-global processes.

Promoting Coastal Resilience through Novel Finance Solutions at the Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week

During the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Climate Week (11-14 May) the Global Resilience Partnership together with the Race to Resilience Campaign, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) and WayCarbon, hosted a side event on promoting coastal resilience through novel finance solutions.

Southern African Food Systems

Ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) this September, several independent regional dialogues have been taking place to better understand the context around regional food systems.