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Edgar Hertwich (Austrian) is a professor of industrial ecology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (Norway). His research focuses on climate change mitigation, seeking to understand the opportunities for mitigation addressing technologies, consumption, and economic structure, as well as understanding resource use, as well as environmental and economic impacts of mitigation strategies.
Edgar Hertwich was Lead Author for the WG III contribution to the IPCC AR5 (chapter on Energy Systems) and contributed to the technical summary and summary for policy makers. In 2021, he was ranked 71st in the Reuters list of the world’s top climate scientists. He is also a member of UNEP’s International Resource Panel.
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