Prof. Dr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer

Senior Advisor

Education and Academic Training

  • Studies of Geography and Economics at the Universities of Münster, Hagen and Wuppertal
  • Diploma in Geography, University of Münster, Germany
  • Dr. rer. pol at University of Flensburg, Germany - International Institute for Management

Professional Experience

  • Since 2023: Senior Advisor for the Wuppertal Institute
  • Since 2023: Chair for Sustainable Technology Design, University of Kassel and co-director of the Kassel Institute for
  • Sustainability
  • Since 2018: General manager of
  • Since 2015: Adjunct Professorship in Environmental and Energy Systems with a special focus on future sustainable energy systems at Lund University
  • 2013 - 2015: Guest Professor at Lund University, Sweden, funded by the Swedish Energy Agency
  • 2010 - Sept. 2023: Director of the Division Future Energy and Industry Systems, Wuppertal Institute
  • 2008 - 2010: Co-Director of the Research Group Future Energy and Mobility Structures, Wuppertal Institute
  • 2004 - 2007: Co-Director of the Research Group Energy, Transport and Climate Policy, Wuppertal Institute
  • 2003 - Sept. 2023: Senior Researcher and Project Coordinator (National Climate Policy), Wuppertal Institute
  • 1999 - 2003: Senior Researcher and Project Coordinator in the Energy Division, Wuppertal Institute
  • 1995 - 1998: Researcher in the Energy Division, Wuppertal Institute
  • 1994: Advisor on behalf of the Climate and Energy Advisory Board of the City of Münster
  • 1991 - 1993: Scientist in the Centre for Applied Climatology and Energy Studies, University of Münster

Research Focus

  • Transformation to a climate-neutral basic materials industry
  • Energy and climate policy, especially at national and subnational level
  • Long-term scenarios of a low-carbon society

Teaching / Memberships

  • Adjunct Professor, Department for Technology and Society / Environment and Energy Systems, Lund University
  • FernUniversität Hagen: Applied systems analysis
  • Universität Koblenz-Landau: National and European energy policy
  • Member of the UNFCCC Roster of Experts for GHG-Inventories, Policies & Measures, GHG-Projections
  • Member of the steering committee of the Low Carbon Society Research Network (

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