Edenhofer appointed to National Academy

Director of MCC elected as member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering acatech in January.

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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.