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Low Stabilisation Scenarios: Strategies, Technologies and Costs

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Dr. Hermann HELD
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

Dr. Hermann Held
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
PO Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

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Dr. Hermann Held is senior researcher at PIK on the uncertainty analysis of climate projections within the context of mitigation strategies. For a portfolio of mitigation strategies he also advances and applies methodologies that aim at an optimal mix of options under risk and uncertainty. Together with the economist Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer he leads an interdisciplinary research project on the Integrated Assessment of mitigation options that is funded by the VolkswagenFoundation. He is president of the "Energy, Resources & the Environment" division and council member of the European Geoscience Union. For the IPCC-4 th Assessment Report, WG-I, he acts as referee. He did his PhD in Physics on Quantum Chaos at the University of Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, followed by an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley. During this post-doc period he also started to work on risk assessment methodologies for industrial processes, together with the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the ETH Zürich. End of 1999, he joined PIK in order merge his system science and environmental management interests. He lectures on climate science, economics and statistics at the University of Potsdam and the Technical University of Berlin.