Arnulf Grubler - Biography#

Arnulf Grubler is emeritus research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria. Between 2010-2020 her served as Program Director of the Transitions to New Technologies Program; between 2003-2017 he also served as Professor in the Field of Energy and Technology at the School of Management and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, New Haven, USA. He is also Honorary Professor at the Mining University Leoben, Austria, where he served as Lecturer (Univ.Doz.) since 1997, currently teaching on Sustainable Development.

He has been a key contributor to major international assessments in the domain of sustainable development (The World in 2050 Initiative reports 2018, 2019, and 2020), energy (the Global Energy Assessment published in 2012, where he served as convening lead author for three chapters: energy primer, urbanization, and innovation policies), as well as climate change (as lead and contributing author and review editor for five successive Assessment Reports as well as two Special Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC). Arnulf Grubler is one of the IPCC longest serving scientists (continuously since 1994) and has contributed to all three IPCC working groups on science, impacts, as well as mitigation.

He has also served on numerous other international scientific bodies and contributed to their reports including: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) 2010-2011; International Council for Science (ICSU) and Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), 2003 – 2005; Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel, Global Environmental Facility (GEF) 1997; International Social Science Council, Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme (HDP) 1994 – 1995, among others.

His research is highly interdisciplinary and combines systems thinking and mathematical modeling of complex systems with both long-run historical analysis and future scenario techniques.

Arnulf Grubler holds a masters and a doctorate degree in engineering from the Technical University of Vienna, and well as a Habilitation degree with venia legendi in system science of environment and technology from the Mining University, Leoben, Austria.

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