Leila Niamir

Research & Institution

Institutional Contact

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)

Land Use, Infrastructure and Transport

EUREF Campus 19
Torgauer Stra├če 12-15
10829 Berlin


Leila is a postdoctoral researcher at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin-Germany. She is also working on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report (IPCC, AR6) under the capacity of Chapter Scientist and Contributing Author.

Leila is a computational economist working on energy and climate change mitigation. Her research focus is on the science-policy-society interface, agent-based modelling, behavioural and lifestyle changes, SDGs and wellbeing.

Leila received her doctoral degree from the University of Twente in The Netherlands, 2019. The outcome of her research has been recognized and awarded several times as well as received many individual research grants.

She has been involved in several EUFP7 and Horizon2020 European projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation as an energy-climate model developer and policy researcher. She also has close research collaborations with International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, and Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).

Awards & Affiliations


Robert Bosch Stiftung Academy for Transformational Leadership

Young Scientist with Distinction Award of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) & Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)

Young Scientist Award of the Dutch Research Council (NWO)

Global Diversity Foundation and Rolex Scholarship