Raimund Bleischwitz played a key role in formulating the scenarios Global Cooperation and EU Goes Ahead.
Raimund Bleischwitz has joined the Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR) at University College London (UCL) as BHP Billiton Chair in Sustainable Global Resources in August 2013. He was previously Co-Director on ‘Material Flows and Resource Management’ at the Wuppertal Institute in Germany, and has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium since 2003. An economist by training (PhD, ‚Habilitation’), he has more than twenty years experience in research on environmental and resource economics, resource efficiency, incentive systems and policies, raw material conflicts, industry and sustainability.
He is often invited as a speaker, acknowledged as an influential policy adviser and cooperates with business in projects such as the EU Eco-Innovation Observatory and the RECREATE research network for forward-looking activities and assessment of research and innovation prospects in the fields of climate, resources efficiency and raw materials, a five-year EU Coordination and Support Action project. He was involved in the Millennium Collaborations Projects on climate, energy and eco-efficiency conducted by the Japanese Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) from 2000 – 2005, fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science in 2005, and holds close relations with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and other researchers and stakeholders in Japan. In the Nineties he was supporting Ernst Ulrich von Weizsaecker in establishing the Wuppertal Institute, inter alia as his permanent substitute in a National Committee on the Earth Summit preparations in 1992, and he was one of the lead authors of a report entitled „Sustainable Germany“. He also had earlier engagements at the Max Planck Project Group on Collective Goods in Bonn (where he did his Habilitation), at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and in the German Bundestag.