Christoph Bertram is an associate research professor. Prior to joining the School of Public Policy and Center for Global Sustainability, Bertram served at Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany, where he led the international climate policy team within the Energy Systems Group.
Bertram works on the representation of climate policies in coupled macroeconomic and energy system models to evaluate climate change mitigation strategies. His research interests include the interrelationship of mid-term climate policies and long-term policy goals, including questions of carbon lock-in; national energy and climate policies and targets, including nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and net-zero targets; broader sustainability impacts of mitigation pathways; how to use mitigation scenarios to assess economies' and companies' transition risks. He has had leading roles in the international projects on the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) and ENGAGE, and was a contributing author for chapters 3 and 15 of IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).