Ferenc L. Toth

Unit Head, Energy-Economy-Environment Analysis Unit, Planning and Economic Studies Section, Department of Nuclear Energy
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Toth received his M.Sc. (1978) and PhD (1982) in economics from the Budapest University of Economics and a second doctorate (1994) in economics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is associate professor at the Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary.

Over the past 30 years, Toth worked as senior scientist and project leader on development, energy, and environment studies at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria and at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Potsdam, Germany. His current projects at the IAEA are also in the domain of energy-economic-environmental analysis and include: energy economics and energy policy analysis at national to global scales; global prospects for nuclear energy in the 21st century; Indicators for Sustainable Energy Development; development-energy-environment linkages; climate change mitigation, impacts, adaptation and policy issues; energy security; strategies for sustainable energy development; green growth and green energy; and the prospects for energy technologies in the post-Kyoto climate agreement.

Toth was Coordinating Lead Author and Lead Author of several chapters in the Third (2001) and Fourth (2007) Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and currently contributes as Lead Author to chapters in Working Groups II and III of the Fifth Assessment report as well. He was also Coordinating Lead Author in three working groups of the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment (2005).

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