Dr. Jochen Hinkel

Senior researcher

Dr. Jochen Hinkel is a senior researcher at the Global Climate Forum (GCF), a lecturer at the Division of Resource Economics at Humboldt University in Berlin and Lead Author on the coastal chapter of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). At GCF Hinkel leads the research process on Adaptation and Social Learning, which focuses on the governance of human-environment interactions in the context of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, with a particular focus on coastal systems. Hinkel is also Coordinating Lead Author of the guidance on methodologies for assessing vulnerability and adaptation developed by the UNEP Programme on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) and member of the Science Committee of the Integrated Risk Governance Project (IRG-Project), established by the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) and currently in transition to Future Earth.

Selected Publications

  • Hinkel, J., M. C. Cox, M. Schlüter, C. Binder, and T. Falk (2015). A diagnostic procedure for applying the SES framework in diverse cases. In: Ecology and Society 20.1, p. 32. doi: 10.5751/ES-_07023-_200132.
  • Hinkel, J., C. C. Jaeger, R. J. Nicholls, J. Lowe, O. Renn, and S. Peijun (2015). Sea-level rise scenarios and coastal risk management. In: Nature Climate Change 5. doi: 10.1038/nclimate2505.
  • Hinkel, J., P. Bots, and M. Schlüter (2014). Enhancing the Ostrom social-ecological systems framework through formalization. In: Ecology and Society 19.3. doi: 10.5751/ES-_06475-_190351.
  • Hinkel, J. and A. Bisaro (2014). A review and classification of methods for climate change adaptation. In: WIREs Clim Change. doi: 10.1002/wcc.322.
  • Hinkel, J. (2011). “Indicators of vulnerability and adaptive capacity”: towards a clarification of the science policy interface. In: Global Environmental Change 21, pp. 198–208. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2010. 08.002.

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