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Ottmar Edenhofer


Ottmar Edenhofer (German) is a professor of the Climate Economics and Public Policy at the Technische Universität in Berlin (Germany). He is Director and Chief Economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, as well as Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (Germany). From 2008 to 2015, he served as Co-Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC and was lead author of the technical summary and of the summary for policy makers for both the WG III contribution to the IPCC AR5 and the IPCC’s Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation.

In 2020, Ottmar Edenhofer was ranked among the 1% of the most cited scientists worldwide in the category "interdisciplinary science" according to the Web of Science citation index. The FAZ placed Ottmar Edenhofer in 2019 and 2020 among the 10 most influential economists in Germany, in 2021 he was ranked on place 15.

Ottmar Edenhofer advises and collaborates in many boards and committees nationally as well as on European and international level, e. g. as a member of the Irish Climate Change Advisory Council or as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the “Climate Protection Science Platform” of the German Federal Government.

Professor Edenhofer was elected Chairperson for a period of four years at the Advisory Board meeting held in Copenhagen on 17 May 2022.

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