Global climate governance and local vulnerability
Global climate change and international climate change politics have changed the framework conditions for national politics in developing countries in the past 20 years and confront these with the challenge of embarking on climate resilient and low carbon development pathways. Research and advisory work of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) therefore concentrates on analysing the influence of international climate change and climate change politics on both political decisions, institutions and governance structures in developing countries as well as on the livelihoods and vulnerability of local people in the context of multiple stressors.
Current focal areas at the DIE are:
- International and national adaptation politics and –finance (e.g. the Adaptation Fund) at the interface of climate change and development politics
- Agriculture and forests in international climate change politics
- Vulnerability of small-scale farmers to climate variability and change and to large scale investments in land (land grabbing)
- Multifunctional agriculture and forestry (i.a. REDD +) and combating desertification
- Migration as an adaptation strategy
- Payments for ecosystem services (PES) in the context of adaptation to climate change.
Head of Department "Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management"
Currently on leave
Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Deputy Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
- Climate change and development - natural resources management in the context of adaptation and mitigation
- Deforestation and Forest Degradation in the Peruvian Amazon – a Multi-Level Governance Issue
- Demystifying Private Adaptation Finance
- Klimalog: Dialogue for a climate-smart and just transformation
- Youth poverty in Accra: livelihood challenges and perspectives in the context of urbanisation
Sustainability in the water-energy-food nexus
Bhaduri, A. / C. Ringler / I. Dombrowsky / R. Mohtar / W. Scheumann (eds.), Water International (Special Issue), 40 (5-6), 723-732
Private finance for adaptation: do private realities meet public ambitions?
Pauw, Pieter, Richard Klein, Pier Vellinga, Frank Biermann (2015)
Climatic Change, pp 1-15
Biodiversity – A vital foundation for sustainable development
G7 Elmau Progress Report
(long version in English)