A/PROF Malte Meinshausen

A/PROF Malte Meinshausen


  • Climate Change; Uncertainties; Emission Scenarios; Carbon Cycle; International Climate Negotiations UNFCCC; Simple Climate Model MAGICC;



  • A/Prof. Malte Meinshausen is founding Director of the Climate & Energy College at the University of Melbourne (climatecollege.unimelb.edu.au) and Co-Director of the Energy Transition Hub (www.energy-transition-hub.org). He holds a Ph.D. in "Climate Science & Policy" from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and an M.Sc. in "Environmental Change and Management" from the University of Oxford.

    Before coming to The University of Melbourne, he was a senior research at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) from 2006 to 2011 and continues close collaborations with the Potsdam Institute. Previously, he enjoyed a Post-Doc at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He has been contributing author to the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Special Report on 1.5C degrees and is a lead author for the forthcoming Sixth IPCC Assessment Report. In 2013, he received a Future Fellowship Award to investigate Australia's fair contribution towards a global mitigation effort. From 2005 to 2017, he was a scientific advisor to the German Environmental Ministry related to international climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC.   


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Education and training

  • Dr. rer. nat., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich 2005
  • Dipl. Umwelt-Natw. ETH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Zurich 2001
  • MSc., University of Oxford 2000


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Climate Change projections; uncertainties; carbon budgets; MAGICC climate model (www.magicc.org); international climate policy