Prof. Dr. Hermann E. Ott is founder and Managing Director of the Germany Office for ClientEarth. He holds a law degree and a PhD in international environmental law from the Free University of Berlin and is a professor for 'Global Sustainability Strategies and Governance' at the University of Sustainable Development in Eberswalde near Berlin (HNEE). Before he worked with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy in Germany as director of the institute's Climate Policy Division. From 2009 to 2013 he was a Member of the Bundestag, the German federal parliament in Berlin, and served as the Greens’ speaker on climate policy. He wrote books and articles in German and English in scientific journals, newspapers and weblogs on environmental and climate policy as well as sustainable governance.