Birger Solberg

Professor in Forest Economics, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Birger Solberg is professor in forest economics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). He has been Visiting professor at University of California Berkeley and at North Carolina State University. Solberg was involved as Review editor for IPCC’s (Intergovernmental Panel on Global Climate Change) main report WGIII chapter 4 on mitigation of climate change (1998-2000) and was Lead author for IPCC’s Special Report on Land Use Changes and Forestry (1998-2000). In 1993 he was was appointed the first Director General of EFI, and has been member of the Executive Board of IUFRO, the Board of EFI, and the Board of NMBU. His main research interest is in bioeconomic modelling, econometrics, use of forests for climate mitigation and biodiversity protection, international trade, climate change issues related to forest sustainability, and the interplay between forest economics and policy.