About Us

Climate Strategies is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve policy in the fields of climate change, energy and sustainable development by bridging the gap between decision-makers and researchers across Europe and internationally. It has three roles:

  1. Inspirer: To identify and test with stakeholders, funders and researchers new research topics, preferably multi-disciplinary and always with potential policy leverage
  2. Convener: To find suitable and fundable topics for projects, conferences and other events where researchers and policy-makers can come together
  3. Translator: To interpret and publicly communicate research outputs so that they can be used by policy makers, business stakeholders and civil society

Climate Strategies works through its small, full-time Secretariat and its international network of Members. In addition to supporting the three roles, the Secretariat:

  1. Acts as a focal point for all communication with Members
  2. Wins funding and manages research projects, handling grant claims and reporting
  3. Organises events that bring together policy-makers and researchers
  4. Improves research through mentoring, quality assurance and feedback
  5. Publishes policy-relevant outputs, often synthesising the work of its Members
  6. Disseminates its own research output and the work of its Members through its own website, various types of media, collaborating stakeholder networks and the Climate Policy Journal

Climate Strategies measures its performance in terms of the quality and quantity of its output, the extent to which that output is innovative, the likely impact of its output on policy-makers and its ability to stay solvent while doing all of the above.

Membership is officially open to any individual who supports Climate Strategies’ objectives and is invited by the Board to join. Members are usually based in universities or research institutes. Through their research they make significant, demonstrable and constructive contributions to climate change and energy policy.

Funding for Climate Strategies is provided by the EU, national governments, businesses and foundations with an interest in climate, energy and sustainable development.

Climate Strategies was established in 2006 and is internationally known for its independence and for the quality of its work, which is safeguarded by its Charter of Independence.

  • Download the Charter of Independence here.
  • Download the Membership Welcome Pack here.
  • Download our Privacy Policy here.


Climate Strategies Companies House Number: 05796323

Emilie Alberola
Head of Climate Policy and Market Mechanisms, Eco-Act

Annela Anger-Kraavi
Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge; Chief Executive, Cambridge Trust for New Thinking in Economics

Harro van Asselt
Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Julian Barquin
Regulatory Affairs, Endesa

John Barrett
Professor of Energy and Climate Policy, University of Leeds

Regina Betz
Joint Director, Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM), University of New South Wales

Simone Borg
Head, Department of Environmental Law and Resources Law, University of Malta

Maurits Blanson Henkemans
Ex-Senior Policy Officer, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

Thomas Brewer
Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Maciej Bukowski
President and Head of Research, Economics and Economic Policy, WiseEuropa

Rob Byrne
Lecturer, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex

Qimin Chai
Director, International Cooperation Department in National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC)

Christa Clapp
Senior Adviser, Climate Finance, Center for Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO)

Michel Colombier
Scientific Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

Heleen de Coninck
Associate Professor, Radboud University

Esteve Corbera
Senior Researcher, Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Kasturi Das
Associate Professor, Economics and International Business, Institute of Management Technology

Joanna Depledge
Editor, Climate Policy Journal

Nives Dolšak
Associate Professor, University of Washington

Thomas Downing
President and Chief Executive Officer Global Climate Adaptation Partnership, Oxford, UK

Susanne Droege
Senior Fellow, Global Issues Research Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)

Navroz Dubash
Senior Fellow, Centre for Research Policy (CRP)

Robyn Eckersley
Professor, Political Science, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne

Paul Ekins
OBE and Director, Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London (UCL)

Jasper Faber
Director of Aviation and Maritime, CE Delft

Ying Fan
Professor and Dean, School of Economics and Management, Beihang University

Samuel Fankhauser
Co-Director, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics (LSE)

Dora Fazekas
Manager, Cambridge Econometrics

Navraj Singh Ghaleigh
Senior Lecturer, Climate Law and Director, LLM in Law and Chinese, University of Edinburgh

Michael Grubb
Professor, Institute of Sustainable Resources, University College London (UCL)

Emmanuel Guérrin
Executive Director, European Climate Foundation (ECF)

Aarti Gupta
Associate Professor, Wageningen University

Joyeeta Gupta
Professor, Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam

Jean-Charles Hourcade
Research Director Emeritus, The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Joanna House
Reader, University of Bristol

Stanley Ijeoma
Enviropreneur/CEO, Schrodinger Greentech Ltd.

Roland Ismer
Chair for Public Law and Tax Law, University of Erlangen

Carlo Jaeger
Co-Founder/Chairman, Global Climate Forum

Ingrid Jegou
Senior Advisor, 2050

Frank Jotzo
Associate Professor, Australian National University (ANU)

Péter Kaderják
Director, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK)

Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
Assistant Professor, Wageningen University

Jiang Kejun
Senior Researcher, Energy Research Institute

Richard Klein
Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden

Sonja Klinsky
Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Alexey Kokorin
Director, WWF Russia

Anna Korppoo
Senior Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI)

Tom Kram
Deputy Head, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Tim Lancaster
Vice Chair of the Board of Climate Strategies; Project Director, Arcus Global

Deborah Lawrence
Professor, University of Virginia

Richard Lorch
Editor-in-Chief, Building Research & Information (BRI) Journal

Antoine Mandel
Professor, Panthéon-Sorbonne University

Duan Maosheng
Professor and Director, China Carbon Market Center (CCMC)

Ritu Mathur
Professor, TERI University; Director, TERI Energy and Resources Institute

Felix Matthes
Researcher Coordinator, Energy and Climate Policy, Öko-Institut

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

Axel Michaelowa
Head of Research, International Climate Policy, University of Zürich

Emi Mizuno
Director, Energy Policy, GE Japan

Arild Moe
Senior Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI)

Massimiliano Montini
Associate Professor, European Union Law, University of Siena

Chipo Mukonza
Researcher, University of South Africa

Benito Müller
Managing Director, Oxford Climate Policy

Bernard Namanya
Partner, BNB Advocates

Karsten Neuhoff
Head of the Department, Climate Policy, DIW Berlin

Peter Newell
Professor, International Relations, University of Sussex

Sebastian Oberthür
Academic Director, IES-VUB

Chuks Okereke
Professor, University of Reading

Friederike Otto
Deputy Director, University of Oxford

Jiahua Pan
Director, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Dian Phylipsen
Director, SQ Consult

Marianna Poberezhskaya
Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University

Feng Qiao
Program Director, Guangdong Harmony Foundation; Research Fellow, Jinan University

Joyashree Roy
Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University

J. Timmons Roberts
Ittleson Professor, Environmental Studies and Sociology, Brown University

Ambuj Sagar
Professor, Policy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

María José Sanz Sánchez
Scientific Director, Basque Centre of Climate Change (BC3)

Stefan Schleicher
Professor, Wegener Center on Climate and Global Change, University of Graz

Graham Sinden
Senior Research Associate, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Hans-Jürgen Stehr
Independent Adviser, Denmark

Thomas Sterner
Professor, Environmental Economics, University of Gothenburg

Charlotte Streck
Chair of the Board of Climate Strategies; Director, Climate Focus

Kacper Szulecki
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo

Andreas Tuerk
Senior Researcher, Joanneum Research / Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz

Diana Urge-Vorsatz
Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European Univeristy (CEU)

Kiriakos Vlahos
Associate Professor, Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA)

Yao Wang
Director General, International Institute of Green Finance

Murray Ward
Consultant, Global Climate Change Consultancy (GtripleC)

Peter Wooders
Group Director - Energy, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Farhana Yamin
Founder and CEO,Track 0

Xiliang Zhang
Professor and Director, Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy, Tsinghua University

Yongsheng Zhang
Vice-Director-General, Department of Development Strategy and Regional Economy, DRC

ZhongXiang Zhang
Professor, Fudan University and Tianjin University

Maurits Blanson Henkemans
Ex-Senior Policy Officer, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

Heleen de Coninck
Associate Professor, Radboud University

Navraj Singh Ghaleigh
Senior Lecturer, Climate Law and Director, LLM in Law and Chinese, University of Edinburgh

Tom Kram
Deputy Head, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Tim Lancaster
Vice Chair of the Board of Climate Strategies; Project Director, Arcus Global

Karsten Neuhoff
Head of the Department, Climate Policy, DIW Berlin

Charlotte Streck
Chair of the Board of Climate Strategies; Director, Climate Focus

Andrzej Błachowicz
Managing Director

Adrián Lauer
Programme and Communication Officer

Claudia Cook
Programme and Communication Associate (Internship)

A selection of Climate Strategies' supporters and collaborators

JIN Climate and Sustainability
Mälardalen University
Global Climate Forum (GCF)
Perspectives Climate Group
ClimateWorks Foundation
Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
Uongozi Institute
World Bank
Dutch minitstry
Oak Foundation
French Ministry
The Centre
DIW Berlin