Decarbonisation pathways for local authorities, citizen and businesses

Disclaimer and privacy policy


This website has been realised in the framework of the European research project “Localised decarbonisation pathways for citizens, local administrations and businesses to inform for mitigation and adaptation action” – LOCALISED. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036458.

LOCALISED is coordinated by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) e. V. which is also in charge of the website realisation.

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) e. V.
Telegrafenberg A 31
14473 Potsdam
Postal address
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

Phone: +49 331 288-2500
E-mail: contact at

Scientific Directors: Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer und Prof. Dr. Johan Rockström
Administrative Director: Dr. Bettina Hörstrup

Court at which the Institute is registered: Amtsgericht Potsdam
Register Number: VR 1038


The copyright for any material created for or published on the LOCALISED website is reserved, if not stated otherwise. Any duplication or use of objects such as diagrams, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without agreement by the LOCALISED project.

References and links

Links to this site are welcomed. In case of direct or indirect references to web pages belonging to other parties, PIK explicitly declares that, at the time of setting up the links, no illegal contents could be discerned on the pages to which links were being made, and therefore, PIK assumes no liability for illegal content on the links should the references contain illegal content.


Anonymous Registration
When you visit our website, our web server temporarily saves the connection data of your computer; the pages you call up; the date and the duration of your visit; the data of the browser and operating system you use as well as the website you come from. This information is used for statistical purposes. Beyond this, personal details such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail account are not registered which means that every user is anonymous on our website.

Data protection
Analysis is carried out using the information in anonymous form. If you send us an email, your email address and any other personal information will only be used for the individual correspondence with you.

Your entered data will only be used by us and will be treated confidentially according to the prevailing regulations.

Data collection through Matomo
We create anonymous statistics and analysis of the access to our website.

For the creation of the web statistics we use the open source software Matomo in anonymised form. This means that no personal data is processed. The use of cookies in the web analysis software Matomo is deactivated.

When saving the user IP address, the last two octets are not processed. The collection of the user ID is deactivated. For the analysis, the following data is collected in addition to the access to the site and the anonymised IP address: Date and time of the request, page title of the requested page, URL of the previously requested page (referrer URL), screen resolution of the client system, local time zone, URL of clicked and downloaded files, URL of clicked external domains, geolocation of the client (country, region, city), main language of the used browser, user agent of the used browser.


The content of this website has been carefully prepared and reviewed. However, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided, or that it is up-to-date. Liability claims against PIK in respect of material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the information offered or by inaccurate or incomplete information are in principle ruled out provided that there is no provable culpable intent or gross negligence on the Institute’s part. PIK expressly reserves the right to alter, amend or delete parts of the site or the entire offering, or to cease publication, without prior notice.

The website reflects the author’s views. The European Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


Where PIK provides direct or indirect references (i.e. links) to external websites, it is liable only if the Institute has precise knowledge of the content and if it is technically possible and reasonable for it to prevent use in the event that they contain unlawful content. PIK hereby expressly states that the linked websites had no illegal content when the links were set up. It has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design of the linked sites and hereby distances itself expressly from any alterations to the content that were made after the links to those sites were set up. PIK is not responsible for the content, availability, correctness or accuracy of the linked sites or of the offerings, links or advertisements therein. It is not liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content or in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of the information provided on linked sites.


In all publications, the LOCALISED project endeavours to comply with applicable copyrights (see also Credits). If, in spite of this, an infringement of copyright should occur, the LOCALISED consortium partners will after notification remove the relevant object from its publication or indicate the appropriate copyright. All brand names and trademarks mentioned within the Internet offering that are possibly protected by third parties are without limitation subject to the provisions of the law on trademarks and related signs and the property rights of the registered owners. The mere fact that they have been mentioned should not be taken to mean that trademarks are not protected by third-party rights. The LOCALISED project holds sole copyright to the projects’ own content at the domain. Reproduction of graphics or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the projects’ express consent.


Legal validity

This disclaimer of liability is to be regarded as part of the Internet offering from which you were referred to this page. Should parts or individual forms of wording in this text not, no longer or not fully comply with applicable law, this does not affect the content or validity of the remaining parts of the document.

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