Othmar Schwank (1952) has a PhD in plant sciences (1984) and wide international experience in policy analysis, programme implementation and in sustainable land and resource management. Focus on global environment, clean technology development and transferand management of climate risks. A second field of 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. Since 2017 member of municipal council of Rüdlingen (Canton Schaffhausen, planning and construction department).