Energy & Climate

Dr. Martin Cames

Senior Researcher

Special Expertise

  • National and international climate policy
  • Flexible mechanisms (Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation, international emissions trading, sectoral approaches)
  • Market-based instrument for reducing emission in international maritime transport and aviation
  • Economic instruments of environmental policy (emissions trading, eco-taxation, etc.)
  • Macroeconomic impact analysis (employment, growth etc.)
  • Analysis of greenhouse gas trends and projections
  • Modelling and scenarios

Key Projects

Professional Training

  • Technische Universität Berlin, 2010, Dr. rer. oec. (PhD in economics)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2006, Visiting researcher
  • Freie Universität Berlin,1993, Diplom-Volkswirt (Economist)
  • Koller & Seidel, 1989, Metalworker foreman’s certificate
  • Bernhard Fiebich, 1983, Locksmith apprenticeship diploma


  • Öko-Institut, since 2008, Head of Energy & Climate Division (Berlin)
  • Öko-Institut, 2002-2007, Deputy Head of Energy & Climate Division (Berlin)
  • Öko-Institut, 1994-2001, researcher
  • Complan in Brandenburg, urban planning consultancy, 1993-1994, project manager
  • Koller & Seidel, metalworking shop, 1984-1987, locksmith
  • Bernhard Fiebich, metalworking shop, 1983-1984, locksmith
  • Bernhard Fiebich, metalworking shop, 1981-1983, apprenticeship as a locksmith

Language Skills

  • German: native speaker
  • English: good written and spoken command
  • Spanish: good basic knowledge (written and spoken)


Dr. Martin Cames