EU climate advisory board elects chair

 
05/19/2022 - The European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change, nominated in March this year, has elected Ottmar Edenhofer as the Board’s first chairperson at a meeting this week in Copenhagen. The European Climate Law adopted in 2021 provides for the establishment of the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change, to support achieving climate neutrality in the European Union by 2050. Edenhofer is Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change as well as Professor at Technische Universität Berlin.
EU climate advisory board elects chair
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The Advisory Board will give independent scientific advice and produce reports on EU policies and their coherence with the Climate Law and the EU's commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Board members include Maarten van Aalst, University of Twente, Jette Bredahl Jacobsen, University of Copenhagen, Constantinos Cartalis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Suraje Dessai, University of Leeds, Laura Díaz Anadón, University of Cambridge, Vera Eory, Scotland’s Rural College, Edgar Hertwich, Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Lena Kitzing, Technical University of Denmark, Elena López-Gunn, ICATALIST, Lars J. Nilsson, Lund University, Keywan Riahi, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Joeri Rogelj, Grantham Institute of the Imperial College London, Nicolaas Schrijver, Leiden University, Jean-Francois Soussana, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, and of course the newly elected chair Ottmar Edenhofer.