Edenhofer appointed to National Academy
Director of MCC elected as member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering acatech in January.
Climate economist Edenhofer was elected primarily on the grounds of his outstanding scientific achievements. For example, more recently, in his capacity as co-chair of Working Group III, he contributed significantly to the much-acclaimed Fifth Assessment Report.
Edenhofer is likewise co-chair of the Energy Platform of Euro-CASE (European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering), of which acatech is a member. In addition, he is Deputy Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and professor at the Technical University of Berlin.
The National Academy acatech, comprising some 400 members, draws on state-of-the-art knowledge on technology-related issues concerning the future to consult politicians and the public. It also provides a platform for the exchange between science and industry and is committed to supporting the forthcoming generations of researchers. The non-profit organization is largely financed by Germany’s federal and state governments.