Nebojsa Nakicenovic is Deputy Director and Deputy CEO of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Among other positions, Professor Nakicenovic is the Director of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA), a member of the Advisory Council of the German Government on Global Change (WBGU); a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Technical Group on Sustainable Development for All; board member of the Austrian Center for Climate Change, member of the International Council for Science (ICSU) Committee on Scientific Planning and Review, Steering Committee member of the Global Carbon Project; member of the panel on Socioeconomic Scenarios for Climate Change Impact and Response Assessments; Lead Author of the 5th IPCC Report; Steering Committee member of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21); and member of the international Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Programme on Technology, and member of OMV (Austrian oil company) Advisory Group on Sustainability.
Among other positions, he served as a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change, collaborated in IPCC Reports 2, 3 and 4 and the IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios, and was Director, of the Global Energy Perspectives at the World Energy Council. 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.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria