Wolfgang Obergassel

Co-Head of Research Unit Global Climate Governance

Education and Academic Training

  • M.A. in History of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2000 - 2001
  • History, Political Science and Modern English Literature, Bonn University, 1997 - 2000

Professional Experience

  • Wuppertal Institute since 2002

Research Focus

  • Development of the international climate regime and its mechanisms
  • Linking climate policy, sustainable development and human rights
  • International governance of sectoral transformations
  • National implementation of mitigation contributions by industrialised, emerging and developing countries
  • Further development of international market-based mechanisms and domestic emission trading systems, especially with regard to linking systems internationally
  • International public climate finance and technology co-operation


  • Peer-reviewed journals:
    Carbon Management
    Climate and Development
    Climate Policy
    Energy Policy
    International Environmental Agreements
    World Development

Please note: Publications before November 2014 are registered under his birth name Wolfgang Sterk.

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