Head of Energy & Research Fellow
Areas of Expertise:
Energy, Climate change, Material flows, Sustainable development
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PhD in Social Ecology, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies of Austrian Universities (IFF), Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt; MA in Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
Arno Behrens is Head of Energy and Research Fellow at the Unit for Energy and Climate Change of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). Before that, he worked as Second Secretary at the German Federal Foreign Office in the context of the 2007 German Presidency of the European Union. Other main cornerstones of his career include the European Commission, the Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Main research areas include European responses to energy and climate change issues as well as policy options in support of sustainable development. Mr Behrens holds a PhD in Social Ecology which deals with the relationship between human societies and their natural environment in the context of globalisation, global change and sustainable development. His PhD thesis is about the sustainability of current patterns of global natural resource and energy use. Mr Behrens also holds a MA in economics, with special focus on environmental economics and management, as well as in international development.