Dr. Hannah Förster

Senior Researcher
Energy & Climate

Special Expertise

  • National and international climate protection
  • Economic analyses and modelling
  • Distributional effects of energy and climate policy
  • Greenhouse gas emission projections
  • Detailed assessment towards climate- and energy targets (for the EU and all EU Member States )
  • Visual communication of scientific content to broader audiences

Key Projects

  • European Topic Center on Air Pollution and Climate Change
    • Integrated assessment of progress towards Europe’s 2020 and long term policy targets for climate and energy
    • Reporting of GHG emission projections
  • Decomposition analysis of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions with a focus on the expansion of renewable energy
  • Wissenschaftliche Analysen zur Weiterentwicklung und Umsetzung des „EU-Effort-Sharings“
  • Study on Technical Assistance in Realisation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the Period 2020-2030 in the European Union

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