C2: Climate Change, Predictions, and Economy

Research Topic C-2 "Climate Change, Predictions, and Economy" addresses two major themes that require integration across scales as well as across a large set of CliSAP-disciplines in dealing with climate, geography, agriculture, economy, and security. Both themes aim at creating strategic input for future climate negotiations.


The theme Consistent decadal climate and economic predictions and projections investigates consistent mitigation scenarios, while the theme Impact chains activated through hydrological changes deals with climate change impacts in two of the largest emerging economies, China and India. Because these two countries play crucial roles in climate negotiations aimed at mitigation, our two themes cross-fertilize each other in their interplay of climate change adaption and mitigation aspects.



Latest C2 Publications

  • Karki, R., Hasson, S., Gerlitz, L., Talchabhadel, R., Schenk, E., Schickhoff, U., Scholten, T., & Böhner, J. (2018). WRF-based simulation of an extreme precipitation event over the Central Himalayas: Atmospheric mechanisms and their representation by microphysics parameterization schemes. Atmospheric Research, 214, 21-35. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.07.016.
  • Shaaban, M., Scheffran, J., Böhner, J., & Elsobki, M. S. (2018). Sustainability assessment of electricity generation technologies in Egypt using multi-criteria decision analysis. Energies, 11: 1117. doi:10.3390/en11051117.
  • Suarez-Gutierrez, L., Li, C., Müller, W. A., & Marotzke, J. (2018). Internal variability in European summer temperatures at 1,5°C and 2°C of global warming. Environmental Research Letters, 13: 064026. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaba58.
  • Böhner, J., & Bechtel, B. (2018). GIS in climatology and meteorology. In B. Huang (Ed.), Comprehensive geographic information systems (pp. 196-235). Elsevier.
  • Karki, R., ul Hasson, S., Gerlitz, L., Schickhoff, U., Scholten, T., & Boehner, J. (2017). Quantifying the added value of convection-permitting climate simulations in complex terrain: a systematic evaluation of WRF over the Himalayas. Earth System Dynamics, 8, 507-528. doi:10.5194/esd-8-507-2017.