Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2002
Ensuring sustainable livelihoods:

challenges for governments, corporates, and civil society at Rio+10
8 - 11 February 2002, New Delhi

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Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic
Project Leader, Transitions to New Technologies, International Institute for Applied
Systems Analysis, Austria

Nebojsa Nakicenovic is the Leader of the Transitions to New Technologies Project, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Convening Lead Author of the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a Convening Lead Author of the World Energy Assessment and Guest Professor at the Technical University of Graz. He is also an Associate Editor of the International Journal on Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Editor of International Journal on Energy, and Climate Policy, a Lead Author of the Third Assessment Report, IPCC, a Member of the Study Group on Advancing Energy Technology & Efficiency in the 21st Century, World Energy Council (WEC), a Member of the Advisory Panel, OECD Environmental Outlook and Strategy, and a Member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

Prof. Nakicenovic first joined IIASA in 1973 to work in the Energy Systems Program on long-term, global energy prospects; from 1984 he worked in the Science and Technology Program on the restructuring of the global automotive industry; from 1986 on the dynamics of technological and social change in the Technology, Economy and Society Program as Acting Program Leader and was Leader of the Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies Project from 1991 to 2000. He was also the Director, Global Energy Perspectives, WEC, 1993 to 1998, a Convening Lead Author of the Second Assessment Report, IPCC, 1993 to 1995.

Prof. Nakicenovic holds bachelor's and master's degrees in economics and computer science from Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, and the University of Vienna, where he also completed his Ph.D. He also holds an Honoris Causa Ph.D. degree in engineering from the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Among Prof. Nakicenovic’s research interests are the long-term patterns of technological change and economic development and response to climate change and, in particular, the evolution of energy, mobility and information technologies. Currently, his research focuses on the diffusion of new technologies and their interactions with the environment. He is author and coauthor of many scientific papers and books on the dynamics of technological and social change, economic restructuring, mitigation of anthropogenic impacts on the environment and on response strategies to global change.

Additional information can be found in Marquis ‘Who's Who’ in Science and Engineering and ‘Who's Who’ in the World.