Dr. Reimund Schwarze is the Head of Climate Economics at the Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, and Professor for International Environmental Economics at the European University Viadrina (EUV), Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.
Dr. Schwarze received his PhD in economics from Technische Universität Berlin. In 1991, he accepted a position as a lecturer on environmental economics at Technische Universität Berlin, where he was promoted assistant professor in June 1995. In June 1998, he was awarded a one-year research fellowship at the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. The focus of Dr. Schwarze’s research at Stanford was to examine legal and economic issues of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In 2002, he assumed the position of a senior researcher in Berlin at the Economic Research Institute ― the largest of its kind in Germany ― where he was involved in designing the German National Allocation Plan for EU emissions trading. Since 2007, Dr. Schwarze has been at UFZ, coordinating economic research on climate change, and in 2011, he was elected Chair in International Environmental Economics at EUV.
He is author of several books and journal papers on International Climate Change Policy, and has served as an environmental expert for the German Parliament and the German Ministry of Environmental Affairs. Dr. Schwarze also followed the international political negotiations of the UNFCCC as a political observer and government advisor in 2010 and 2011.
As a Visiting Fellow at AICGS, Dr. Schwarze conducted research on “Climate Leadership and Trade Agreements,” related to negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.