BioSketch: Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Nebojsa Nakicenovic is Professor of Energy Economics at the Vienna University of Technology, Deputy Director of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and Director of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA).
Among other positions, Prof. Nakicenovic is member of the United Nations Secretary General Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change; 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 Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) Expert Panel on Sustainable Energy Supply, Poverty Reduction and Climate Change; Member of the Panel on Socioeconomic Scenarios for Climate Change Impact and Response Assessments; Member of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) Steering Committee; and Chair of the Advisory Board of OMV Future Energy Fund (Austrian oil company).
He is also on Member of Editorial Boards of the International Journal on Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Journal on Climate Policy, the International Journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and the International Journal of Energy Sector Management.
Prof. 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, and Guest Professor at the Technical University of Graz, 1993–2003.
Prof. Nakicenovic holds bachelor's and master's 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 Ph.D. degree in engineering from the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Among Prof. 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, information and communication technologies.