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Claudia Kemfert

Berlin, Germany
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Head of Energy at the German Institute of Economic Research

Adviser to EU Commission President Barroso

Won the 2006 Top German Scientist Award

Professor Dr. Claudia Kemfert is considered to be one of Germany’s leading exponents of green economic policy. Her research activities concentrate on the evaluation of climate and energy policy strategies.

She serves as Head of the Department for Energy, Transportation and Environment at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Professor of Energy Economics at Humboldt University, Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Kemfert advises José Manuel Barroso, President of the EU Commission, as a member of the High Level Group on Energy, and she is an external advisor to the World Bank, the United Nations and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

She has received awards from the DAAD and was honoured in 2006 as Top German Scientist by the German Research Foundation (“Elf der Wissenschaft 2006”). She is a member of renowned expert commissions and sustainability advisory councils, and is a member of the editorial board of Energy Economics, Gaia and Energy Efficiency.

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"Widely regarded as one of Germany’s leading energy economists, Prof. Dr. Kemfert talks authoritatively about the economic costs of climate change, future energy security and the economic opportunities presented by intelligent energy change. She is at the cutting edge of the debate about how to promote a sustainable future without sacrificing economic growth."

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