Steckel, Jan

Jan heads the working group “Climate and Development” at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), based in Berlin. His research focuses on climate change mitigation in developing and newly-industrializing countries; more specifically he works on:

  • Climate policy and policy instrument design in developing and emerging economies
  • Political economy and distributional effects of climate policies
  • Carbon pricing and revenue recycling
  • Structural change and climate policy
  • Interactions between climate change mitigation and sustainable development
  • Drivers of global carbon emissions
  • Energy and economic development

Jan received a Ph.D. in economics from TU Berlin and a Master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Flensburg and the University of Southern Denmark. From 2007 to 2013 he worked at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research. Jan has authored multiple academic articles and has been an author of the IPCC’s Special Report on Renewables as well as its 5th Assessment report. He led a chapter on phasing out coal for the UNEP emissions gap report 2017.

People | 4 May 2020