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National academy acatech appoints Ottmar Edenhofer

01/16/2015 - In recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements, climate economist Ottmar Edenhofer has been elected a member of the German National Academy for Science and Engineering, acatech. Edenhofer is deputy director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), and Professor at Technische Universität Berlin. He already chairs the Energy Platform of the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE), of which acatech is a part. In the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Edenhofer led the working group on mitigation which published its highly influential Fifth Assessment Report last year.
National academy acatech appoints Ottmar Edenhofer

Ottmar Edenhofer. Photo: Photothek

Acatech with its more than 400 members advises policy-makers and the public on future technology issues based on best-in-breed research. It provides a platform for exchanging excellence between the sciences and business, and it is involved in the promotion of young scientists and engineers. A non-profit organization, acatech relies primarily on public funding.

 

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