- Independent Adviser, Denmark
Danish Hans Jürgen Stehr has had a long career within public administration and management of environmental, climate change and energy issues.
Most recently (2008 to 2010) he served as director of the secretariat for the independent Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy which was asked by the Government to elaborate recommendations about how to make Denmark fully independent of fossil fuel. The Commission published it’s final report in the Autumn of 2010. The recommendations of the Commission can be found on http://www.ens.dk/en-US/policy/danish-climate-and-energy-policy/danishclimatecommission/greenenergy/Sider/Forside.aspx.
Hans-Jürgen served two terms as chair and one term as vice-chair of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol, of which he was a member from the beginning in 2001 until 2008. In that capacity he played a major role in making the CDM operational.
Hans Jürgen holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen and he has been teaching constitutional law as an assistant professor. Currently he acts as an independent advisor.