The German donors' association “Stifterverband” honours Ottmar Edenhofer

The MCC Director receives the "Arthur Burckhard Prize 2021" as a "pioneer and expert in the field of carbon pricing".

Founding Director of MCC: Ottmar Edenhofer. | Photo: MCC


The German donors' association “Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft”, which is engaged in networking science and industry and is a trustee for 680 foundations, most of which promote science, is honouring Ottmar Edenhofer with the "Arthur Burckhard Prize 2021". 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 (PIK) will receive the award for his scientific achievements in the field of the economic impacts of climate change and climate policy.

As the Stifterverband announced today, the Arthur Burckhardt Foundation, which it founded itself, will present the award at a festive event in Munich on 16 November; the keynote speech will be given by author and publicist Carolin Emcke. The prize is endowed with 10,000 euros. Their press release states: "With Ottmar Edenhofer, an outstanding economist is being honoured who researches strategies for coping with climate change, one of the most fundamental challenges of our time. Edenhofer deals, for example, with the prerequisites and costs of restructuring the energy system and is considered a pioneer and expert in the field of carbon pricing. Other subjects of his research are questions of economic growth as well as welfare and inequality theory."