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  • Executive Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Michael Mehling is Executive Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Previously he worked at the Ecologic Institute from 2004, and in 2008 was  appointed President  in  Washington DC. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, and is a Manager of the Konrad-von-Moltke Fund.

During his work with Ecologic Institute, Michael coordinated a range of research and advisory projects for government agencies as well as educational and civil society institutions in North America, Europe and the developing world.

Michael has authored over one hundred publications on environmental law and policy. Recent books include the co-edited volumes Bridging the Divide in Global Climate Policy: Strategies for Enhanced Participation and Integration (2009), Improving the Clean Development Mechanism: Options and Challenges Post-2012 (2011), and Climate Change and the Law (2012).

He is also founding editor of the quarterly Carbon & Climate Law Review, the first academic journal dedicated to climate regulation and the carbon market.

Michael is an attorney registered with the Bars of Berlin and the District of Columbia. He is a German and American citizen and has lived extended periods of time in the United States, Germany, Chile, and Finland.