Dr. Wilfried Rickels

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Topics: Climate, Natural Resources

Wilfried Rickels - Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) / Kiel Institute for the World Economy

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Main research interests

  • Climate Engineering
  • Ocean Sustainability

Wilfried Rickels directs the research area "Environment and Natural Resources" at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. His primary research interests are the measurement of sustainable (oceanic) development and the analysis climate change mitigation with a focus on the role of negative CO2 emission technologies and solar radiation management. Accordingly, he develops composite indicators and applies integrated assessment models, respectively. He is principal investigator in the DFG-funded Kieler Excellence Cluster "The Future Ocean" and is member of the  Scientific Society of German-speaking Environmental and Resource Economists (AUROE). His academic career includes research soujourns at UC San Diego (School of International Relations and Pacific Studies), UC Berkeley (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics), and UC Santa Barbara (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management).