Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer
Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer is professor for Economics of Climate Change at the Technical University Berlin, deputy director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC).
Professor Ottmar Edenhofer (born 1961 in Bavaria) studied economics and philosophy at the University of Munich and holds a diploma in economics from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and a B.A. in philosophy ("summa cum laude") from the Munich School of Philosophy (Hochschule für Philosophie). In 1999, he wrote his Ph.D. thesis in economics ("summa cum laude").
Among others, he is member of the Academy of Sciences Hamburg, the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), the working group "Climate, Energy & Environment" of the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina, the Advisory Committee of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform and the German National Academy of Science and Engineering acatech.
Being one of three co-chairs of WG III, Ottmar Edenhofer led the assessment cycle of the IPCC Working Group III from 2008 to 2015 "Mitigation of climate change" which produced the Fifth Assessment Report "Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change" in April 2014. Ottmar Edenhofer authored a considerable number of articles published by Science, PNAS, Nature Climate Change and in various high-ranking environment, energy and resource economics publications and various books.