Edgar Hertwich


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Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies & Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Room / Office: Room 201
Office Address:
380 Edwards Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 432-5475
Email: edgar.hertwich@yale.edu
  • B.S., Princeton University
  • M.Sc., University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


My research interests cover climate mitigation, life cycle assessment, sustainable consumption and production, trade and environment, and risk analysis. I am interested in understanding how activities in our society produce environmental pressures, the dynamics in our development that affect these driving forces and their resulting environmental pressures, and alternative courses of action that can reduce these pressures. What is the connection between human activities on the one hand and emissions and resource use on the other hand? What are the implications of our current development path? What do we need to change, both in terms of individual actions and policy frameworks, to achieve a more sustainable development?

Selected Publications:

Selected Projects

  • GLAMURS: Green Lifestyles, Alternative Models and Upscaling Regional Sustainability
  • DESIRE: Development of a System of Indicators for a Resource-Efficient Europe
  • ADVANCE: Model development and validation for climate policy analysis
  • Carbon CAP: Consumption-based accounting and policy
  • CENSES: Center for sustainable energy studies
  • Clean Energy Choices: Resource Efficiency and Environmental Trade-Offs of Clean Energy Options