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The Founders

Dr. Helmuth-M. Groscurth

Managing Director

  • Since 2005: Managing the arrhenius Institute
  • Since 2004: Independent adviser for energy and environmental issues
  • 1999-2003: Head of the department "Energy Concept Future" of the Hamburgische Electricitäts-Werke AG (Hamburg Electricity Works, HEW)
    • Development of new business fields concerning the envrionment and climate change
    • Emissions trading and environmental risk management
    • Renewable energy sources and new energy systems
    • Coordinator "Emissions trading" for Vattenfall Europe
  • 1995-1998: Project Manager Research Deparment "Environmental and Resource Economics, Logistics" of the Center for European Economic Research (Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung, ZEW) in Mannheim
  • Study of physics at the Universities of Würzburg and Albany, New York
    • Dissertation on energy optimization models

Dr. Sven Bode

Head of Research

  • 2005: Co-Founder of the arrhenius Institute
  • 2000-2003: Co-worker on projects of the "Energy Concept Future" of the Hamburg Electricity Works (Hamburgische Electricitäts-Werke, HEW)
  • 2000-2006: Researcher at the Hamburg Institute for International Economics (Hamburgisches Welt-Wirtschafts-Archiv, HWWA)
    • Consulting of decision makers on energy and climate policy
    • Member of the secretariat of the Working Group Emissions Trading (Arbeitsgruppe Emissionshandel, AGE) at the German Environment Ministry (2001 bis 2003)
    • Support of developing countries during the implementation of the Framework Convetion on Climate Change (FCCC)
    • Expert reviewer for special reports of the IPCC
  • More than 40 publication in refereed and other international journals
  • 2004: Doctorate in environmental economics of the University of Hamburg
    Topic: "On the Design of the International Climate regime“
  • 2000: Diploma as economic engineer of the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg