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The CP Group

In the Climate Policy (CP) group we conduct problem-driven research on the strategies to address climate change and related environmental problems. Currently we focus on analysing pathways for creating a sustainable electricity system for Europe and beyond, the means to mitigate human vulnerability to climate and other natural hazards, and the effects of policies on the use and protection of natural resources.  

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Latest News

2017/02/21 – nature column by CP member S. Pfenninger

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Energy scientists must show their workings

Public trust demands greater openness from those whose research is used to set policy.

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Research Units

We have three research units: Electricity decarbonization, Climate change adaptation and natural hazards, and Natural Resource Policy. The third research unit is independently funded but is embedded within the CP group

Latest Publications

  • Xavier, R., Komendantova, N., Jarbandhan, V., Nell, D., (2017, in press). Participatory Governance in the Transformation of the South African Energy Sector: Critical Success Factors for Environmental Leadership. Journal of Cleaner Production: 1-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.146 (3.2017)
  • Pfenninger, S., DeCarolis, J., Hirth, L., Quoilin, S., & Staffell, I. (2017). The importance of open data and software: is energy research lagging behind? Energy Policy 101, 211–215. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.11.046 (2.2017)
  • Späth, L. & Scolobig, A. (2017). Stakeholder empowerment through participatory planning practices: The case of electricity transmission lines in France and Norway. Energy Research & Social Science 23, 189–198. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2016.10.002 (1.2017)
  • Widmer, A., Ingold, K., & Lieberherr, E. (2017). Die Akzeptanz unterschiedlicher Organisationsformen für eine regionale Wasserversorgung. Aqua und Gas 2, 40-45. (2.2017)
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