Climate Policy

The department at a glance.

Research profile

The Department of Climate Policy uses empirical and theoretical methods to explore Germany and Europe’s transition to sustainable energy—for example, by analyzing policies related to energy efficiency in buildings as well as the shift to sustainable, climatefriendly power production. Research methods include quantitative and qualitative analyses, modeling, and assessments. The department produces robust and relevant analyses characterized by early dialogues with stakeholders, independent testing of its researchers’ expertise in relevant sectors, and cooperation with networks of international experts. Given the short track record of many of the instruments analyzed, there is a special focus on cross-country comparisons.