Prof. Dr. Carlo C. Jaeger

Chairman of the Global Climate Forum

Head: Green Growth





Assistant: Konstantin Winter

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Carlo C. Jaeger is a sustainability scientist with a background in economics, sociology and human ecology. He is working on global systems, in particular on the role of financial markets in addressing – or exacerbating – the problem of climate change.
He is co-founder and chairman of the Global Climate Forum, Professor at Potsdam University, Germany, Visiting Professor at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University (ASU), and the Beijing Normal University (BNU), China, where he has been appointed as an outstanding foreign expert to the Chinese government. Jaeger’s current research is focused on problems of global coordination, especially in view of sustainable development.
Until March 2012 Carlo C. Jaeger was Head of the Research Domain 'Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
He was Professor at the University of Darmstadt and Head of the Human Ecology Department at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology. He is a member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the International Risk Governance Council, and has served on the boards of various scientific organizations. He holds degrees in economics (Ph.D., Frankfurt University, Germany), sociology (diploma, University of Berne, Switzerland), and human ecology (habilitation ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and has worked extensively on the interactions between technological progress and environmental problems, in particular the role of information technologies in urban development. He is author or co-author of over 50 scientific papers and author of editor of over a dozen scientific books.

Recent Publications and Studies:

  • Sarah Wolf, Franziska Schütze, Carlo C. Jaeger
    Balance or Synergies – A note on model structures
    Accepted for publication in the special issue "Balancing Environmental Resources and Economic Welfare" of Sustainability (2016)

  • Jahel Mielke, Hannah Vermaßen, Saskia Ellenbeck, Blanca Fernandez Milan, Carlo C. Jaeger
    Stakeholder involvement in sustainability science—A critical view
    Energy Research & Social Science, 17, pp. 71-81 (2016)

  • Battiston, S., J. D. Farmer, A. Flache, D. Garlaschelli, A. G. Haldane, H. Heesterbeek, C. Hommes, Carlo C. Jaeger, R. May, M. Scheffer
    Complexity theory and financial regulation
    In: Science, 351, 6275, pp.818-819 (2016)

  • Sarah Wolf, Franziska Schütze, Carlo C. Jaeger
    The Possibility of Green Growth in Climate Policy Analysis Models – a Survey
    GCF Working Paper 1 / 2016

  • Diana Mangalagiu, Frank Meissner, Jahel Mielke, Carlo C. Jaeger
    A Green Corridor for Europe – Connecting the EU and the Balkans
    Background Paper No 1: the Western Balkans

    Report produced for the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Science, Potsdam, Germany
    Paris/Berlin, Spring 2016


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