Ottmar Edenhofer is one of the world’s leading experts on the economics of climate change. He is designated director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Professor for the Economics of Climate Change at the Technical University Berlin.
Professor Edenhofer is also the founding director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) and an adviser to the World Bank regarding issues of economic growth and climate protection. He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech).
Professor Edenhofer has published numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals (e.g. Science, PNAS, Nature Climate Change) and high-ranking disciplinary journals (e.g. Macroeconomic Dynamics, International Tax and Public Finance, Environmental Research Letters, Climatic Change) and authored various books.
From 2008 to 2015, he served as Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Nobel Laureate Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), shaping the Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change Mitigation substantially. It is considered to be a landmark report and provided the scientific basis for the Paris Agreement on global climate change.
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