Dr. Hannah Förster

Senior Researcher
Energy & Climate

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2320-7808

Special Expertise

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

Key Projects

  • Database for climate and energy scenarios (ScenarioDB)
  • Capacity building to facilitate implementation of the Effort Sharing legislation, with focus on ex-post evaluation and policy lessons learned
  • Support to the Energy Union Governance process, including for the assessment of the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans
  • ETC/CME: Integrated assessment of progress towards Europe’s 2020 and long-term policy targets for climate and energy

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