Scientific Committee


Felix Creutzig is Professor at the Technical University Berlin teaching Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements, and group leader at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). Professor Creutzig is a coordinating lead author of the Sixth IPCC Assessment Report (AR6) and was also lead author of IPCC AR5 on transportation, coordinating the appendix on bioenergy. He is on the advisory board of Environmental Research Letters and on the editorial board of Global Sustainability. Previous appointments include postdoc positions at Princeton University, University of Berkeley, and the Energy Foundation China in Beijing. From 2009 to 2011, he was president of Netzwerk Europa, the alumni association of the Studienkolleg zu Berlin. Felix Creutzig obtained his PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin after graduating in Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge.


Xuemei Bai is Professor of Urban Environment at Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University. With educational background in science and engineering (PhD in 1993, University of Tokyo), and research experience in urban sustainability sciences, she integrates natural science, social science, and engineering approaches in her research. Professor Bai served as an inaugural member of Science Committee of Future Earth, where she has been leading the development of Urban Knowledge-Action Network, and an elected Councilor for the International Society of Industrial Ecology. She was the Vice Chair of the Science Committee of the Human Dimensional Program for Global Environmental Change (IHDP), an appointed member for European Research Council Grant Assessment Panel. Professor Bai authored/coauthored over 100 publications. She is a Lead Author for Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Global Assessment, recently appointed as a Lead Author of IPCC AR6, and served as Lead Author for Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Global Energy Assessment. She is the Deputy Editor of Global Sustainability, and serving on editorial board of 8 international journals in urban and sustainability science.


Radhika Khosla is the Research Director for the Oxford-India Centre for Sustainable Development, and a Senior Researcher at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, both at the University of Oxford. She is also a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, India. She works on the integrated nature of the energy sector to examine the linkages between energy and climate change, with an emphasis on India. Her particular focus is on the demand-side of energy, with attention to the technological, institutional, and behavioural aspects of energy use and its lock-in to rapidly urbanizing environments. Her other current affiliations include the MIT Energy Initiative. She holds a PhD in the Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate and master’s degrees in Physics from the University of Oxford.


Vincent Viguié is a Researcher at CIRED and Ponts Paristech, which he joined in 2009 after working at the World Bank. He was trained in economics (PhD, 2008-2012, CIRED; MSc, 2006-2007, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech) and physics (Bsc, Msc, Agrégation, 2002-2006 Ecole Normale supérieure de Lyon and Imperial College, London). He is specialized in economics of climate change adaptation, climate policies in urban areas and prospective modeling. He has been coordinating CIRED’s participation to a number of research projects, including VURCA, MUSCADE, VITE and DRAGON projects (funded by ANR), as well as expertise projects about sustainable urban development, for international institutions (such as the World Bank), private firms, cities, and the French Ministry of Environment.


Yoshiki Yamagata graduated from The University of Tokyo (PhD in System Science). In 1991, he joined the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES). As a principal researcher of the Center for Global Environmental Research (CGER), he is studying climate risk management modeling. He is also a Research Scholar at IIASA and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM). His research topics include: land-use scenario, risk management, policy diffusion. He has been teaching at The University of Tokyo, University of Tsukuba and Hokkaido University, and contributing to international activities such as IPCC and Global Carbon Project, as well as to journals of Applied Energy and others.