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National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina appoints Edenhofer

01/31/2018 - Ottmar Edenhofer, Chief Economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, was elected member of the Leopoldina. The honouring is a special recognition of his scientific achievements and his personality, said Leopoldina President Jörg Hacker about Edenhofer, who is also Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons (MCC) and Professor of Economics of Climate Change at TU Berlin. The selection of a member for the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina follows strict standards and requires a broad agreement of the Extended Presidium.
National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina appoints Edenhofer

Ottmar Edenhofer was elected as a member of the Leopoldina. Photo: Photothek

The Leopoldina is an independent association committed to excellence. As German National Academy of Sciences, it brings together some 1500 members and outstanding scientists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and numerous other countries. It publicly comments on the scientific foundations of political and social issues and represents German science in international bodies. It is one of the oldest academies in existence without interruption. Its members already include PIK Director Hans Joachim Schellnhuber.  

Weblink to the Leopoldina, German National Academy of Sciences: 
https://www.leopoldina.org/en/leopoldina-home/

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