oberheitmann

Prof. Andreas Oberheitmann, Ph.D.

Director Research Center for
International Environmental Policy (RCIEP)
Tsinghua University Beijing

Prof. Andreas Oberheitmann, Ph.D.

The economist and sinologist Prof. Andreas Oberheitmann, Ph.D, born 1964, is director of the Research Center for International Environmental Policy (RCIEP) and Visiting Professor at the School of Environment, Tsinghua University in Beijing and Jiangnan University in Wuxi (Jiangsu Province). Focus of the work at RCIEP is the evidence-based policy advice on issues of global climate protection, energy security, trade policy and development and growth policy especially in China and other East Asian countries. Clients are the Chinese government, but also the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in Berlin, as well as international organizations such as World Bank, the EU Commission and Parliament, ADB, or the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). Since 1993, Andreas Oberheitmann is Senior Research Fellow at the Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI) in Essen. For his work in China, he is on leave since 2007.

In 2010, Prof. Oberheitmann founded China Environment Research (CER). With a scientific staff in Beijing, CER undertakes research and consultancy projects in the field of energy and environmental policy in China, such as for the World Bank, the Mercator Foundation, InWEnt, Ludwig Bölkow Systemtechnik and the China Energy Research Society (CERS) of the National Development and Reform Commission in China.

Prof. Oberheitmann is a member of the Editorial Board of the “American Journal of Climate Change”, Expert Reviewers of the contribution of Working Group III (WG III) to the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC (AR5) as well as member of the expert review panel of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research Programme “Future Megacities”.

Expertise

Energy and environmental/climate protection policy, esp. in China and other East Asian countries, inter alia
Energy security issues
Policies and measures for the improvement of sectoral energy efficiency (energy intensive sectors)
Analysis of the economic and political framework conditions of a liberalisation of grid-bound energy markets and sustainable energy Systems
Regional analyses, esp. Low Carbon Economy in cities
Post Kyoto approaches
Clean Development Mechanism
Foreign trade policy in East Asia
Development and growth policy in East Asia

Memberships

Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS)
International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) / Gesellschaft für Energiewissenschaft und Energiepolitik (GEE)
European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS)
German Association for Asian Studies (DGA)
Association for Social Science Research on China (ASC)

References

World Bank
European Commission
European Parliament
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety
German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)
Mercator Foundation
National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People’s Republic of China
Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China
Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the People’s Republic of China
Ministry of Households and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) of the People’s Republic of China
China Energy Research Society (CERS), NDRC

Languages

German, English, Chinese

Speakers Fee

Upon request

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