Alexander Ochs is Director of Climate and Energy at the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, DC, where he leads a growing team of researchers, is a member of the Institute’s management team, a chief editor of the renowned Re|Volt blog and a co-editor of the transatlantic newsletter Connected. His areas of expertise include climate, energy and environment policies of many African nations, Brazil, the Caribbean, Central America, China, India, Europe, and North America; international climate negotiations; energy roadmaps, sustainable development and low-carbon growth strategies; global governance and U.N. reform; transatlantic relations; North-South and South-South cooperation; environmental security.
A co-editor of three books, director of two documentary films, author of numerous scholarly articles, and frequently contributor to public media, Alexander currently also acts as President of the Forum for Atlantic Climate and Energy Talks (FACET), senior fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and adjunct lecturer in George Washington University’s Sustainable Urban Planning Program. He has held senior research and teaching positions at the Center for Clean Air Policy and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) as well as CUNY, Munich, Princeton, Freie and Humboldt universities. Alexander has been on many international advisory boards, was a member of the German delegation to the UN climate negotiations, an Aspen Institute Young Leader and an elected member of tt-30. In 2011, he received the Sustainable Future Award of the Austrian Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs. In 2012, he has been appointed to a high-level commission evaluating the French National Research Agency (ANR).
Made possible by the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt - AA)