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  • Co-Founder/Chairman, Global Climate Forum

Carlo Jaeger Co-Founder and Chairman of the Global Climate Forum (GCF) and Professor at Potsdam University, Germany.

His other roles include 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. 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.

His former positions include Head of the Research Domain ‘Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; Professor at the University of Darmstadt and Head of the Human Ecology Department at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology.

Carlo is a sustainability scientist with a background in economics, sociology and human ecology. He has helped define the field of sustainability science since its beginning, being co-author of the Science paper that introduced sustainability science to the academic community.

His current research is focused on problems of global coordination, especially in view of sustainable development. He is author or co-author of over 50 scientific papers and author of editor of over a dozen scientific books.