Dr. Patrick Graichen

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate (BMWK)

State Secretary

Patrick Graichen studied economics and political science, earning a Ph.D. on municipal energy policy at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Environmental Economics, University of Heidelberg. He worked at the Federal Ministry of Environment, first in the area of international climate policy, then as Personal Assistant to the Secretary of State in the ministry, and from 2007 as Head of the Unit for Energy and Climate Change Policy. During this time, he was in charge of negotiating the design of the economic instruments of the Kyoto Protocol, the Integrated Energy and Climate Programme of the Federal Government (2007), the EU’s Climate and Energy Package (2008), as well as the legislative procedures in the area of the energy management law. From 2014 to 2021 he was the Executive Director and Managing Director of the think tank Agora Energiewende.

Languages: English, German
Website: www.bmwk.de
Twitter: @P_Graichen
Location: Germany

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