Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle

Spokesperson for the Research Area Method Development
Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies


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Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle is a physicist and works in the fields of energy demand, energy supply and energy systems, climate change and climate protection, sustainability, scenario methodology and method research for qualitative system analysis. One focal point is methodological research on Cross-Impact Balance analysis (CIB)

Selected Publications:

Weimer-Jehle Wolfgang, Kosow Hannah (2017): Konsistenz von gesellschaftlichen Rahmenannahmen - Erfahrungen mit CIB. In: Biemann Kirsten, Distelkamp Martin, Dittrich Monika, Dünnebeil Frank, Greiner Benjamin, Hirschnitz-Garbers Martin, Koca Deniz, Kosow Hannah, Lorenz Ullrich, Mellwig Peter, Neumann Kai, Meyer Mark, Schoer Karl, Sverdrup Harald, von Oehsen Amany, Weimer-Jehle Wolfgang: Sicherung der Konsistenz und Harmonisierung von Annahmen bei der kombinierten Modellierung von Ressourceninanspruchnahme und Treibhausgasemissionen. Umweltbundesamt Dokumentationen 04/2017, Dessau, S. 22-28.

Weimer-Jehle Wolfgang, Buchgeister Jens, Hauser Wolfgang, Kosow Hannah, Naegler Tobias, Poganietz Witold-Roger, Pregger Thomas, Prehofer Sigrid, von Recklinghausen Andreas, Schippl Jens, Vögele Stefan (2016): Context scenarios and their usage for the construction of socio-technical energy scenarios. Energy 111, 956–970. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2016.05.073.

Acatech Positionspapier erarbeitet durch: Dieckhoff Christian, Appelrath Hans-Jürgen, Fischedick Manfred, Grunwald Armin, Höffler Felix, Mayer Christoph, Weimer-Jehle Wolfgang (2016): Mit Energieszenarien gut beraten. Acatech, München.

Weimer-Jehle Wolfgang, Deuschle Jürgen, Rehaag Regine (2012): Familial and societal causes of juvenile obesity - a qualitative model on obesity development and prevention in socially disadvantaged children and adolescents. Journal of Public Health, 20(2), 111-124.

Weimer-Jehle Wolfgang (2006): Cross-Impact Balances: A System-Theoretical Approach to Cross-Impact Analysis. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 73:4, 334-361.

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Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle received his PhD in synergy in 1989. He worked as a safety analyst and project manager in an engineering consultancy from 1990 to 1992 and as a project manager from 1992 to 2003. From 1999 he was employed as deputy divisional director at the Academy of Technology Assessment. From 2004 - 2012 he was senior researcher and deputy director of the Interdisciplinary Research Unit on Risk Governance and Sustainable Technology Development (ZIRN). He was appointed as project manager in 2012, as scientific director from 2012 to 2017 and research area spokesman at ZIRIUS in 2016.