Professor Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General/Deputy CEO

Nebojsa Nakicenovic is Deputy Director General/Deputy CEO of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Professor of Energy Economics at the Vienna University of Technology, and Director of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA).



Among other positions, Professor Nakicenovic is member of the United Nations Secretary General High-Level Technical Group on Sustainable for Energy for All; Member of the Advisory Council of the German Government on Global Change (WBGU); Member of the Advisory Board of the World Bank Development Report 2010: Climate Change; Member of the International Council for Science (ICSU) Committee on Scientific Planning and Review, and Member of the Global Carbon Project; Member of the Mitigation Board of the Global Network for Climate Solutions (GNCS) at the Earth Institute of Columbia University; Member of the Board, Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA); Member of the Steering Committee of the Austrian Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report (APCC); Member of the Panel on Socioeconomic Scenarios for Climate Change Impact and Response Assessments; Lead Author of Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC; Member of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) Steering Committee; and Member of the International Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Programme on Technology.

He is also Editorial Board Member of the following journals: International Journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Journal on Climate Policy, the International Journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, the International Journal of Energy Sector Management, and the Journal of Energy Strategy Reviews.

Professor Nakicenovic was a Coordinating Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Fourth Assessment Report, 2002 to 2007, Coordinating Lead Author of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, 2001–2005, Director, Global Energy Perspectives, World Energy Council, 1993 to 1998, Convening Lead Author of the Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 1993 to 1995, Convening Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios, 1997 to 2000, Lead Author of Third Assessment Report of the IPCC, 1999 to 2001, Convening Lead Author of the World Energy Assessment: Energy and the Challenge of Sustainability, 1999 to 2000, Member of the International Science Panel on Renewable Energies (ISPRE), 2006 to 2008, Member of the United Nations Secretary General Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change and Guest Professor at the Technical University of Graz, 1993–2003.

Professor Nakicenovic holds bachelors and masters degrees in economics and computer science from Princeton University, New Jersey, USA and the University of Vienna, where he also completed his Ph.D. He also holds Honoris Causa PhD degree in engineering from the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Among Professor Nakicenovic's research interests are the long-term patterns of technological change, economic development and response to climate change and, in particular, the evolution of energy, mobility, and information and communication technologies.

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