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Dr. Leonhard Kähler

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Dr. Leonhard Kähler

MA (Economics and Law)
BA (Economics and Philosophy)



Dr. Leonhard Kähler is a Fellow at Ecologic Institute. His work focusses on international aviation, CO2 pricing and European emissions trading. He works in German and English and has basic knowledge of Italian.

Dr. Leonhard Kähler supports the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on behalf of the Ecologic Institute in a project dealing with further developing international and the European emissions trading systems. His focus is primarily the integration of different instruments for the regulation of aviation on a national, European and international scale as well as mechanisms for CO2 pricing in the heating and traffic sectors.

Before his time at Ecologic Institute, Dr. Leonhard Kähler taught environmental and resource economics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Fachhochschule des Mittelstandes, and at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany). He was a member of Resource Economics Group where he analysed climate negotiations from a game-theoretical perspective.

Dr. Leonhard Kähler finished his PhD in 2017. In his dissertation, he analysed international environmental agreements, in particular effects of adaptation on strategic behaviour. He did his bachelor's and master's degrees at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (Germany). In his master's thesis he modelled decisions on infrastructure under climate change induced uncertainty.

Leonhard Kähler gained international experience in his voluntary social year at Centro Diaconale 'La Noce' in Palermo (Italy). He did voluntary work for Evangelische Studentengemeinde Oldenburg and Evangelische Studienwerk Villigst, where he organised several workshops with social and economic topics.

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