Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
1984 and 1989, degrees in Law; 1993, Doctorate in Law. 1984-91, researcher and lecturer at various universities, mainly on environmental law. Since 1991, with the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety: 1991-93, Protection of the Marine Environment, International Water Protection Law Division; 1993-97, Environment Attaché, Permanent Representation of Germany to the European Union, Brussels; 1998-99, Deputy Head, and 1999-2004, Head, International Cooperation, Global Conventions, Climate Change Division, since 2004, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation; since 1999, German Chief Negotiator at UNFCCC COPs. Former Chairman of the Administrative Committee and current Council Member, International Renewable Energies Agency (IRENA). Chairman of the Management Board, European Environment Agency.