Carlo Jaeger is an economist working on global systems, in particular on the role of financial markets in addressing – or exacerbating – the problem of climate change. He is professor at Potsdam University in Germany and at Beijing Normal University in China. He is chair of the Global Climate Forum and until March 2012 department head of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Previously, Carlo was professor at the University of Darmstadt in Germany and head of the human ecology department at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology. He holds degrees in economics (PhD, Frankfurt), sociology (Diploma, Bern), and human ecology (Habilitation, ETH Zürich).

His research agenda aims at fundamental theoretical advances via studying practical problems – and the other way round. His most recent publication is Jaeger et al (eds) Reframing the Problem of Climate Change: From Zero Sum Game to Win-Win Solutions. Earthscan.