Think tank

Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research ‒ PIK

Potsdam, Germany

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) was founded in 1992 and now has a staff of about 300 people. At PIK researchers in the natural and social sciences work together to study global change and its impacts on ecological, economic and social systems. They examine the Earth system's capacity for withstanding human interventions and devise strategies for a sustainable development of humankind and nature. PIK research projects are interdisciplinary and undertaken by scientists from the following Research Domains: Earth System Analysis, Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities, Sustainable Solutions and Transdisciplinary Concepts & Methods. Through data analysis, computer simulations and models, PIK provides decision makers with sound information and tools for sustainable development. In addition to publishing results in scientific journals the Institute gives advice to national and regional authorities and, increasingly, to global organisations such as the World Bank. Understanding the Earth system is a huge task that no institution or country can tackle alone. PIK is part of a global network on questions of global environmental change. It closely collaborates with various international partners.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.pik-potsdam.de/

Address:
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V. Postfach 60 12 03 Telegrafenberg A 31 14412 Potsdam

Country:
Germany

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Germany, Global
Operating languages
English , German

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1992
Age (years)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 30
Germany average
 37
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 315
Germany average
 63
Global average
 122
2018
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 315
2017
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 296
% Female staff
2017
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 43%
Germany average
 35%
Global average
 49%

Organisational performance

Publications
2018
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 459
Germany average
 146
Global average
 6,494
2016
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 364
2015
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 373
Financials
2018
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 $26,097,435
Germany average
 $59,149,250
Global average
 $58,153,688
2017
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 $23,539,118
2016
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 $24,655,755

Social

Likes (2022)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 2,768
Germany average
 21,010
Global average
 32,642
Likes (2021)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 5,100
Likes (2019)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 1,470
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 26,914
Germany average
 10,787
Global average
 19,218
Followers (2021)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 19,360
Followers (2019)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 13,924
Subscribers (2022)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 2,330
Germany average
 2,896
Global average
 5,610
Subscribers (2021)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 1,680
Subscribers (2019)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 1,100
Followers (2022)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 15,752
Germany average
 11,446
Global average
 16,346
Followers (2019)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
 2,994

Data notes

Last updated: 12/03/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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