Scientist: Nebojsa Nakicenovic

ESMH scientist Nebojsa NakicenovicProf. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, born in 1949, is an energy economist and systems analyst. He holds degrees from Princeton University, United States, the University of Vienna, Austria, and an Honoris Causa in Engineering Sciences from the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscow, Russia. He is the former Deputy Director General/CEO of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria, and former tenured Professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). In 2018, Nakicenovic became member of the Academia Europaea, the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts and the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences.

He is the Deputy Chair of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA), which, together with the consortium for Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) consisting of more than 100 academies, builds the so-called Science Advice Mechanism (SAM). SAPEA provides high-quality, independent evidence to underpin the Scientific Opinions produced by the Chief Scientific Advisors. The Chief Scientific Advisors consists of a group of up to seven leading scientists that directly inform the European Commissioners.

Among other positions, Prof. Nakicenovic is the Executive Director of The World in 2050 (TWI2050), he is a member of several (international) Scientific Advisory Boards and initiatives, and he is an editorial Board Member of numerous scientific journals.

55% reduction of CO2 gases by 2030 “It’s a Herculean effort”

55% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030: “It’s a Herculean effort”

Interview with Prof. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, energy economist and systems analyst from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and Vienna University of Technology and Deputy Chair of the EU’s Scientific Advise Mechanism. The EU’s Scientific Advise Mechanism (SAM), comprised of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission (GCSA) and the Scientific Advice ...