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Professor Bettzüge appointed to expert council for climate issues

WiSo-Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge and four other scientists will in future advise the Federal Government in the new, independent committee on the application of the Federal Federal Climate Change Act.

Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge

WiSo-Professor Marc Oliver Bettzüge becomes a member of the independent expert council for climate issues. On August 12th, 2020, the Federal Cabinet appointed him and four other scientists to the new Expert Council on Climate Issues („Expertenrat für Klimafragen“) for a five-year term of office. Professor Bettzüge holds the Chair of Economics, Energy and Sustainability at the WiSo Faculty of the University of Cologne. He is also Director of the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI).

The committee, which was set up on the basis of the Federal Climate Change Act, will examine and evaluate emissions data annually. In addition, the Council of Experts will comment on packages of measures adopted by the german Federal Government and on important individual issues of national climate policy.

WiSo-Prof. Bettzüge says of the tasks ahead: "In this context, the main task will be to place the relevant developments in the overall economic context and the respective legal framework in order to explain the many interactions - especially in the case of possible missed targets".

The other members of the Expert Council for Climate Issues are Prof. Dr. Thomas Heimer, Professor of Innovation Management and Project Management at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Rüsselsheim, Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Henning, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (FhG ISE), Freiburg, Dr. Brigitte Knopf, Secretary General at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Berlin and Dr. Barbara Schlomann, Project Manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (FhG ISI), Karlsruhe.