Ottmar Edenhofer is director and chief economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). Furthermore, he is professor at the Technical University of Berlin and considered one of the world's leading experts on the economics of climate change. His memberships include, among others, the German Academy of Science and Engineering acatech and the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. The fourth year in a row, Ottmar Edenhofer belongs to the 1% of the most cited scientists worldwide in the category "interdisciplinary science" according to the Web of Science citation index. His expertise is sought on national, European and international level. In March 2022, Ottmar Edenhofer was appointed a member of the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change.