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Edenhofer assigned member of the topic group "Climate, Energy and Environment" of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

09/08/2010 - Ottmar Edenhofer, deputy director and chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), has been invited to become a member of the topic group "Climate, Energy and Environment" of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. The president of the Leopoldina Jörg Hacker hopes that the topic groups will provide useful stimuli for the Academy's activities in advising policy makers and the public.
Edenhofer assigned member of the topic group "Climate, Energy and Environment" of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Member of the new topic group "Climate, Energy and Environment" of the Leopoldina: Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Copyright: PIK.

Edenhofer will participate in the group "Climate, Energy and Environment" for the next three years. A central assignment of the topic groups is to follow up on current politically relevant scientific developments on a national and an international level and to provide advice or suggest establishment of new working groups.

The group will be directed by Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of PIK, Ferdi Schüth, director of Max Planck Institute of Coal Research, and Rudolf Thauer, scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology.

Ottmar Edenhofer is currently leading the research domain 'Sustainable Solutions' at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He is also professor for the 'Economics of Climate Change' at the Technische Universität Berlin (Technical University Berlin). He is Co-Chair of Working Group III (mitigation of climate change) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina is the world’s oldest academy involved in natural sciences. It was founded in 1652 in the Free Imperial City of Schweinfurt. It has been established in Halle on the Saale river in 1878. The Leopoldina was appointed Germany's National Academy of Sciences in July 2008. Scientists are elected members who represent subject areas corresponding to the Leopoldina’s section structure and who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating academic excellence.

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