Dr. Till Sterzel
PhD Geoecology
Senior Advisor Climate Policy

Dr. Till Sterzel is a Senior Advisor Climate Policy. As a scientist, consultant and trainer, he has been working on adapting systems to the impacts of global warming for 15 years. A primary focus of Till’s work are cities and SMEs. On behalf of ministries and international development cooperation, he leads data-driven analyses that determine the need for adaptation and risks, and works out strategies and measures that reduce those risks. Till is also an internationally experienced trainer in these areas.

“Urban systems are proof that climate risks are still underexposed and underestimated in international development cooperation. Through analyses and capacity building based on the latest scientific standards, I am helping establish sustainable climate risk management and its benefits more firmly in political decision-making and planning processes.”

Selected Projects

Selected publications

  • Understanding Change in Patterns of Vulnerability – PIK-Report 127

    Lüdeke, Matthias; Carsten Walther and Till Sterzel 2017: Understanding Change in Patterns of Vulnerability. PIK-Report 127. Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
  • A new method for analysing socio-ecological patterns of vulnerability

    Kok, Marcel; Matthias Lüdeke, Paul Lucas, Till Sterzel, Carsten Walther, Peter Janssen, Diana Sietz and Indra de Soysa 2016: A new method for analysing socio-ecological patterns of vulnerability. In: Regional Environmental Change, January 2016, Volume 16, Issue 1, 229–243.
  • Climate Change Vulnerability Indicators. From Noise to Signal

    Sterzel, Till and Boris Orlowsky 2015: Climate Change Vulnerability Indicators. From Noise to Signal. In: Richard Rottenburg et al. (eds.) The World of Indicators: The Making of Governmental Knowledge Through Quantification. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 307-354.
  • Armed conflict distribution in global drylands through the lens of a typology of socio-ecological vulnerability

    Sterzel, Till; Matthias Lüdeke, Marcel Kok, Carsten Walther, Diana Sietz, Indra de Soysa, Paul Lucas and Peter Janssen 2014: Armed conflict distribution in global drylands through the lens of a typology of socio-ecological vulnerability. In: Regional Environmental Change, August 2014, Volume 14, Issue 4, 1419-1435.
  • Quantitative analysis of patterns of vulnerability to global environmental change. Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

    Kok, Marcel and Till Sterzel et al. 2010: Quantitative analysis of patterns of vulnerability to global environmental change. Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Bilthoven: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).