Ottmar Edenhofer is Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Technische Universität Berlin - Berlin Institute of Technology - and Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He is Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and currently leads Research Domain III - Sustainable Solutions - which is focusing on research in the field of the Economics of Atmospheric Stabilisation. In 2012 he was appointed director of the newly founded Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) and supports the Science-Industry Cooperation, the Workgroup Climate, Energy and Environment within the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina as an active member, and furthermore advises the World Bank within the advisory committee of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform. Since 2013 he is also co-chairing the new Energy Platform by the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE).
Ottmar Edenhofer (born in 1961 in Bavaria) holds a B. A. in Philosophy from the Hochschule für Philosophie München, a diploma in Economics from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Technische Universität Darmstadt.