Prof. Dr. Wilfried Rickels


Topics: Climate, Natural Resources


Main research interests

  • Ocean Sustainability
  • Climate Engineering

Wilfried Rickels directs the Global Commons and Climate Policy Research Center at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. His primary research interests are the analysis climate change mitigation with a focus on the role of negative CO2 emission technologies and solar radiation management and the measurement of sustainable (marine and maritime) development. Accordingly, he develops composite indicators and applies integrated assessment models, respectively. He 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).