European Climate Platform

The European Climate Platform (ECP) is a joint initiative by Mistra’s Climate Policy Research Programme CLIPORE - followed by its successor INDIGO - and CEPS, established in 2005. The ECP has set as its objective to facilitate policy/research interaction, mainly but not exclusively in Europe. Its working method consists in bringing together a select number of policy-makers, negotiators and experts to discuss key topics in the area of international climate change policy. An important element is to actively disseminate results. The ECP actively searches the dialogue with policy makers and other stakeholders while being dedicated to academic excellence, unqualified independence and policy relevance. The ECP is governed by a steering group, drawn from government and academia.

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European Climate Platform: 10th anniversary

Steering group members


  • Frank Convery, Chief Economist, Environmental Defense Fund (ECP co-chair)
  • Bo Kjellén, Former Chief Climate Negotiator for Sweden; Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Visiting Fellow Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (ECP co-chair)

And in alphabetical order:

  • Monica Alessi, Programme Manager, CEPS
  • Michel Colombier, Scientific Director, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)
  • Christian Egenhofer, Senior Fellow, CEPS
  • Ana Fornells de Frutos, Coordinator of the International Division, Spanish Climate Change Office (OECC)
  • Peringe Grennfelt, Programme Director, Indigo
  • Emi Hijino, Deputy Director at Swedish Ministry of Environment
  • Ben Lyon, Head of International Climate Change Negotiations for the UK
  • Bert Metz, Former co-chairman of IPCC Working Group III; Fellow, European Climate Foundation, The Hague
  • Artur Runge-Metzger, Chief Climate Negotiator for the European Commission and Director, International and Climate Strategy, DG Climate Action, European Commission
  • Paul Watkinson, Head of French Climate Negotiations Team, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing
  • Nicole Wilke, Chief Climate Negotiator for Germany and Head of Division, International Cooperation, Global Conventions and International Climate Change Protection, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

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