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Research Assistant Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group
Integrated Assessment and Climate Change Research Group
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Jarmo Kikstra is a research assistant with the Energy, Climate, and Environment Program (ECE) at IIASA. He is part of both the Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC) and the Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS) research groups.
His main scientific research interests include the integrated assessment of climate change and the linkages to a broader suite of sustainable development objectives. He is a PhD candidate with Imperial College London, with the title "Safe and Social Living: the individual operating space in the context of Climate Change". His current work is on the Decent Living Energy project, which aims to gain insight in the current state of multidimensional poverty from a basic needs perspectives, its relation to energy requirements, and the implications for climate mitigation pathways.
Mr. Kikstra has finished an MSc course (2019) in Climate Change at University College London and holds a BSc degree (2018) in Technology, Liberal Arts, and Sciences from the University of Twente. His theses were interdisciplinary, with focuses on integrating temperature variability effects into the cost-benefit PAGE2020 climate-economy model, and performing a socio-technical assessment of local climate policy ambitions.
In addition, he takes part in an effort to consistently assess the climate implications of emission scenario pathways modeled by integrated assessment models for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and works on assessing the adverse side-effects and co-benefits of ambitious climate mitigation.
Last update: 08-FEB-2021
Lamboll, R.D., Nicholls, Z.R.J., Kikstra, J., Meinshausen, M., & Rogelj, J. (2020). Silicone v1.0.0: an open-source Python package for inferring missing emissions data for climate change research. Geoscientific Model Development 13 (11), 5259-5275. 10.5194/gmd-13-5259-2020.
Kikstra, J., Waidelich, P., Rising, J., Yumashev, D., Hope, C., & Brierley, C. (2020). Climate-economy feedbacks, temperature variability, and the social cost of carbon. DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-13230. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020, 4-8 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.
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