Geology & Earth Science

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Gunnar Luderer

Sustainable Solutions
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research


Gunnar Luderer is a senior researcher in Research Domain III - Sustainable Solutions.  He leads the Global Energy Systems Group within PIK's Research Domain III. He was a lead author of the 2013 UNEP Gap Report, and a contributing author to the Fifth Assessment Report and the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He studied Physics, Economics and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Heidelberg and Oregon State University. He performed his doctoral studies at the MPI for Chemistry in Mainz. Before joining PIK in October 2007, he worked in the Climate Policy Unit of the German Federal Environment Agency.

Research Interest

Integrated, model-based analysis of energy transformations and climate change mitigation pathways (REMIND model) Low stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations and cost-efficient mitigation strategies Interrelation between near-term climate policies and the achievability of long-term climate targets Energy-Climate-Environment Nexus  


  • Luderer G, Pietzcker RC, Carrara S, de Boer HS, Fujimori S, Johnson N, Mima S, Arent D (2017) Assessment of wind and solar power in global low-carbon energy scenarios: An introduction. Energy Economics 64:542–551. doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2017.03.027.

  • Leimbach M, Schultes A, Baumstark L, Giannousakis A, Luderer G (2017) Solution algorithms for regional interactions in large-scale integrated assessment models of climate change. Annals of Operations Research 255:29–45. doi: 10.1007/s10479-016-2340-z.

  • Kriegler E, Bauer N, Popp A, Humpenöder F, Leimbach M, Strefler J, Baumstark L, Bodirsky BL, Hilaire J, Klein D, Mouratiadou I, Weindl I, Bertram C, Dietrich J-P, Luderer G, Pehl M, Pietzcker R, Piontek F, Lotze-Campen H, Biewald A, Bonsch M, Giannousakis A, Kreidenweis U, Müller C, Rolinski S, Schultes A, Schwanitz J, Stevanovic M, Calvin K, Emmerling J, Fujimori S, Edenhofer O (2017) Fossil-fueled development (SSP5): An energy and resource intensive scenario for the 21st century. Global Environmental Change 42:297–315. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.05.015.

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