Ingmar Höbarth has been the managing di-rector of the Climate and Energy Fund since its launch in 2007.
After his graduation at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna he began his political engagement in 1982 as one of the founding members of the environmental organisations GLOBAL 2000 and Greenpeace. In his role as campaign manager of GLOBAL 2000, Ingmar Höbarth coordinated campaigns on the subjects of the Hainburg power station, the rain forest, atomic plants close to the borders of Austria, genetic engineering and pesticides among others. Furthermore he led the pesticide reduction programme with REWE until its finalization. Ingmar Höbarth was on the board of directors and the managing director of GLOBAL 2000 until 2006.
On an international level Ingmar Höbarth was the representative of GLOBAL 2000 for 8 years at Friends of the Earth International and on the board of directors in the Ökobüro (Eco-office)- the coordination office of the Austrian environmental protection organisation.