Jürgen Kopfmüller

Dipl.-Volksw. Jürgen Kopfmüller

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Fields of work

  • Development of sustainable development concepts
  • Operationalization of sustainable development for various contexts (e. g. urban and rural development, energy system, resource management, organizational management)
  • Sustainability assessment
  • Sustainability governance
  • Energy and climate policy
  • Science and research policy
  • Socioeconomic causes and impacts of environmental problems

Professional background

1986 German university degree “Diplom” after studies of economics at the Heidelberg University with a focus on economic theory and environmental economics
1987 - 1988 Member of scientific staff at Heidelberg University, Erziehungswissenschafltiches Seminar (educational science faculty) on development financing and development policy issues
1989 - 1991 Member of scientific staff at Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung (institute for energy and environmental research, IFEU), Heidelberg, at the department Transportation & Environment
since 1991 Senior scientist at ITAS

Selected publications

Rösch, C.; Bräutigam, K.-R.; Kopfmüller, J.; Stelzer, V.; Fricke, A.
Sustainability assessment of the German energy transition. 2018. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 8 (1), Art.Nr. 12. DOI:10.1186/s13705-018-0153-4

Helming, K.; Ferretti, J.; Daedlow, K.; Podhora, A.; Kopfmüller, J.; Winkelmann, M.; Bertling, J.; Walz, R.
Forschen für nachhaltige Entwicklung: Kriterien für gesellschaftlich verantwortliche Forschungsprozesse. 2016. Gaia, 25 (3), 161–165. DOI:10.14512/gaia.25.3.6

Nayono, S.; Lehmann, A.; Kopfmüller, J.; Lehn, H.
Improving sustainability by technology assessment and systems analysis: the case of IWRM Indonesia. 2016. Applied water science, 6 (3), 279–292. DOI:10.1007/s13201-016-0427-y

Kopfmüller, J.; Lehn, H.; Nuissl, H.; Krellenberg, K.; Heinrichs, D.
Sustainable development of megacities: an integrative research approach for the case of Santiago metropolitan region. 2009. Die Erde , 140 (4), 417–48

Schultz, J.; Brand, F.; Kopfmüller, J.; Ott, K.
Building a theory of sustainable development : two salient conceptions within the German discourse. 2008. International journal of environment and sustainable development, (2008), 7 (4), 465–482. DOI:10.1504/IJESD.2008.022390

Recent publications


2023
Journal Articles
Hennen, L.; Kopfmüller, J.; Maia, M.; Nierling, L.; Scherz, C.
Ways towards Transformation : Conceptual Approaches and Challenges
2023. Sustainability, 15 (20), Article no: 14867. doi:10.3390/su152014867Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
2022
Book Chapters
Wassermann, S.; Kosow, H.; Kopfmüller, J.; Wagner, U.
Interkommunale Kooperation im Gewebeflächenmanagement
2022. Stadtregionales Flächenmanagement. Hrsg.: S. Henn, 1–23, Springer Spektrum. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-63295-6_31-1
Books
Grunwald, A.; Kopfmüller, J.
Nachhaltigkeit
2022. Campus-Verlag 

List of publications at ITAS