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Reimund Schwarze    

Professor for Environmental Economics, University of Frankfurt/Oder, Germany

Reimund Schwarze is head of the research group on “climate change and extreme events” at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Frankfurt/Oder. He graduated in the field of economics at the University of Berlin in 1984.

Throughout 1985-1988, he worked for the Environmental Protection Agency of Germany in Berlin. He had various research fellowship in the U.S., among them the Institute for International Studies (IIS) of Stanford University (1999/2000), the University of Pennsylvania (2008) and the environmental think tank “Resources for the Future“, Washington D.C. (2014).

He is the author of several books and journal papers on Climate Change Policy and Natural Hazards Economics and has served as an expert for public hearings on climate change and extreme events of the German Parliament and the German Ministry of Environmental Affairs. He coordinated the EU FP 7 project “Cost of Natural Hazards” at UFZ and is an executive board member of the German Committee for Disaster Risk Reduction (DKKV).

Reimund Schwarze is leading author of the chapter “Urban resilience finance and economics” in the 2nd Assessment Report “Climate Change in Cities” (ARC3.2) of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN). Jointly with Dr. Stephan Bartke, he coordinates the US-German expert platform www.de-us.net. This network of young and senior professionals interested in “Future Cities” facilitates the exchange of ideas as well as the access to expert knowledge and markets in Germany and the United States.

His areas of expertise and research include sustainability economics, international climate change policy, management of soil and groundwater contamination, management of natural hazards, and environmental liability and insurance.

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