Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities appoints Ottmar Edenhofer
This association has a tradition of more than 300 years. The MCC Director is also a member of the two further German academies Leopoldina and acatech.
The climate economist Ottmar Edenhofer has been appointed to the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW). The Director of the Berlin-based climate research institute MCC (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research was admitted to the academy during Leibniz Day 2023 in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements.
Edenhofer is Professor of Climate Economics and Public Policy at the Technische Universität Berlin. Among other positions, he is chair of the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change (ESABCC). For years, he has been among the 1 percent most cited global scientists in the category “interdisciplinary science” according to the Web of Science citation index.
With around 400 members, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (formerly the Prussian Academy of Sciences) serves to promote the sciences, performs tasks of advising society and politics, promotes dialogue between science and society, and supports institutional cooperation between non-university research and the universities in Berlin and Brandenburg. This association of outstanding scholars and scientists has a tradition of more than 300 years.
With his appointment to the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Ottmar Edenhofer is now a member of three national academies of science. Since 2018, he has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, which unites outstanding researchers from German-speaking countries with its approximately 1,600 members. He has also been a member of the National Academy acatech since 2016. With its 600 members, this academy advises politicians and the public on the best state of research in technology-related issues of the future.
Website of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities: www.bbaw.de/en/