The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is a German-based research institute addressing issues in the fields of global change, climate impacts, and sustainable development. PIK contributes knowledge to the global scientific community by way of publications in high-ranking peer-reviewed international journals and engagement in numerous partnerships and networks.
PIK's main methods are integrated and complex systems analysis and data integration. It combines the latest understanding of the Earth system with climate risk assessments and policies and pathways towards a manageable climate future.
PIK actively provides insights to decision-makers in policy, business, and society as a whole.