Othmar Schwank (1952) has a PhD in plant sciences (1984) and wide international experience in policy analysis, programme implementation and sustainable land / resource management. Focus on global environment, clean technology dissemination and reduction of climate risks. Further experience relates to moderation, participation in local governance and international technical cooperation. 2000 – 2012 Member of the UNFCCC Consultative Group of Experts for Non-Annex I National Communications (CGE).
1998 USEPA Ozone Protection Award. 2007 Nobel Price Award Certificate for a significant contribution to the IPCC Special Report on Technology Transfer.
Since August 2010 president Schwank Earthpartner Ltd. Advises clients in regional and international development (energy, waste, circular economy, ecosystem-services, urbanization land-use planning). 2016 – 2019 Senior Advisor to Sino- Swiss Low Carbon City project SDC. 2017 – 2020 member of municipal council of Rüdlingen (Canton Schaffhausen, planning and construction department).