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The CP Group

In the Climate Policy (CP) group we conduct problem-driven research on the strategies to address climate change and related environmental problems. Currently we focus on analysing pathways for creating a sustainable electricity system for Europe and beyond, the means to mitigate human vulnerability to climate and other natural hazards, and the effects of policies on the use and protection of natural resources.  

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Latest News

2017/05/22 – Johan Lilliestam appointed Assistant Professor

Johan Lilliestam

The ETH Board appointed Dr Johan Lilliestam, currently a Senior Researcher at the Climate Policy Grouph, as Assistant Professor of Renewable Energy Policy.

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Research Units

We have three research units: Electricity decarbonization, Climate change adaptation and natural hazards, and Natural Resource Policy. The third research unit is independently funded but is embedded within the CP group

Latest Publications

  • Grams, C. M., Beerli, R., Pfenninger, S., Staffell, I., & Wernli, H. (2017). Balancing Europe’s renewable electricity through spatial deployment informed by weather regimes. Nature Climate Change. doi: 10.1038/nclimate3338 (7.2017)
  • Díaz, P., van Vliet, O., & Patt, A. (2017). Do We Need Gas as a Bridging Fuel? A Case Study of the Electricity System of Switzerland. Energies 10(7), 861. doi: 10.3390/en10070861 (6.2017)
  • Lilliestam, J., Labordena, M., Patt, A., & Pfenninger, S. (2017). Empirically observed learning rates for concentrating solar power and their responses to regime change. Nature Energy (2)17094. doi: 10.1038/nenergy.2017.94 (6.2017)
  • Díaz, P., Adler, C., & Patt, A. (2017). Do stakeholders’ perspectives on renewable energy infrastructure pose a risk to energy policy implementation? A case of a hydropower plant in Switzerland. Energy Policy, 108, 21-28. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.05.033 (6.2017)
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