Dr Jonas Hörsch is a member of the Climate Policy Team at Climate Analytics and is involved in multiple projects, including the NDC 1.5°C Pathways project.
Jonas focuses on the modelling and analysis of energy systems. He is knowledgeable about optimisation, detailed technological bottom-up models as well as multi-model coupling in general, and focuses on workflow design and automation for the evaluation of decarbonisation pathways in integrated assessment models.
Before joining Climate Analytics, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Energy Systems Modelling group at the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (IAI KIT). Jonas holds a PhD in Physics from the Goethe-University Frankfurt for his research on the techno-economic decarbonisation options for the European electricity system based on the optimisation of integrating renewables under limited expansion of the electricity grid. He co-developed and maintains widely-used open-source libraries and models for energy system analysis.
- Briefing papers
- Employment opportunities from a coal-to-renewables transition in South Korea Anne Zimmer, Jonas Hörsch, Charlotte Plinke, Gaurav Ganti, Seukyoung Lee, Himalaya Bir Shrestha, Matthew Gidden, Lara Welder, Jeehye Park, Tina Aboumahboub, Deborah Ramalope, Bill Hare (2021)
- 1.5°C Pathways for Europe: Achieving the highest plausible climate ambition Ryan Wilson, Lara Welder, Alexandre Delfosse, Jonas Hörsch, Deborah Ramalope, Matthew Gidden, Bill Hare (2021)
- National 1.5°C Compatible Emissions Pathways and Consistent Power Sector Benchmarks: Indonesia, Viet Nam, Philippines, India and Japan Anna Chapman, Yvonne Deng, Ursula Fuentes, Lara Welder, Marie-Camille Attard, Jonas Hörsch, Deborah Ramalope, Matthew Gidden, Bill Hare (2021)
- Climate Action Tracker Reports and Updates
- 1.5°C-consistent benchmarks for enhancing Japan’s 2030 climate target Climate Analytics, New Climate Institute (2021)