Energy & Climate

Dr. Hannah Förster

Senior Researcher / Head of Mitigation & Economics subdivision


Special Expertise

  • National and international climate protection
  • Greenhouse gas emission projections
  • Detailed assessment towards climate- and energy targets (for the EU and all EU Member States)
  • Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action
  • Economic analyses and modelling
  • Social aspects of climate change, energy and climate protection
  • Open Science, Open Data
  • Visual science communication

Professional Training and Career

  • Since February 2011: Senior Researcher at Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut e.V.) in the Energy and Climate Change Division
  • 2008-2011: PostDoc at Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research within the ci:grasp project (climate impacts: global and regional adaptation support platform).
  • 2007-2008: PostDoc at Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research within the EU FP6 project CIRCE
  • 09/2007: Doctor in economics (Dr. rer. pol.), University of Potsdam
  • 2003-2007: Researcher and PhD student at the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research.
  • 12/2002: Graduate degree in economics (Dipl. Economist), University of Potsdam.

Language Skills

  • German: mother tongue
  • English: fluent
  • Norwegian / Danish / Swedish: Good understanding of spoken and written content
  • French: Basic knowledge


Dr. Hannah Förster