Elke U. Weber is the Andlinger Professor in Energy + Environment and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. She has co-chaired the Advisory Committee of the World Bank’s Green Growth Knowledge Platform and served on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board and as lead author on the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) WG III. She has been president of the Society for Neuroeconomics, the Judgment and Decision Making Society, and the Society for Mathematical Psychology and is an active member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Kevin Gurney is an Atmospheric Scientist, Ecologist and Policy expert currently working in carbon cycle science, climate science, and climate science policy at Arizona State University where he is a Full Professor in the School of Life Sciences. He has degrees from UC Berkeley, MIT, and Colorado State University. Gurney’s current research involves characterizing fossil fuel CO2 emissions at the global (“FFDAS”), national (“Vulcan”) and urban (“Hestia”) scales using techniques incorporation informatics, data mining, and remote sensing. Gurney is an IPCC author, an NSF CAREER award recipient, Sigma Xi Young Scientist recipient, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Kristina Orehounig is head of the Laboratory of Urban Energy Systems at Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) and lecturer at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Her research interests include the development of sustainable concepts in building design and operation, the integration of renewable energy systems, and the modelling and optimization of building and urban energy systems. Besides being active, in a number of national and international research projects, Dr. Orehounig currently leads the work package on multi-energy systems of the Swiss Competence Center of Energy Research (SCCER) FEEB&D. She is also a member of the International building performance simulation association (IBPSA) and the Swiss society of engineers and architects (SIA).
Rachelle Alterman is emeritus professor of urban planning and law at Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Senior Research Fellow at the Neaman Institute for National Policy Research, and heads the Laboratory on Comparative Planning Law. She is the Founding President of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights and Honorary Member of the Association of European Schools of Planning (the only non-European). She was selected as among 16 global “leaders in planning thought” whose contributions are reported in “Encounters in Planning Thought” (Routledge 2017). Her advice is sought by UN Habitat, the OECD, World Bank, Chinese government and many bodies in Israel.
Sebastian Bamberg is Professor of Social Psychology and Quantitative Research Methods at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany. For several decades he tries to use psychological knowledge systematically for developing effective strategies for promoting sustainable behaviors and climate change adaptive behaviors.