The Sustainability research cluster investigates the economic conditions and consequences of sus-tainable development with a particular focus on global environmental issues. The main emphasis is on analyses of sustainable energy supply and mobility, and climate protection. This field of work is carried out by the Department of Energy, Transportation, Environment (EVU) as well as the new fo-cus department for "Climate Policy".
The Department of EVU concentrates on model-based economic analyses and derives from these recommendations for national, European and international energy, transportation, and environ-mental policies. This also includes cross-disciplinary policy issues of international infrastructure and industrial economics.
The focus department for Climate Policy investigates, diagnoses and assists with implementation of political programs for low-carbon economic growth at national level. In particular, it serves as a link between the externally financed Berlin office of the international Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and DIW Berlin.
The two departments cooperate on research and consultancy projects as well as with events and international networks.