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Karsten Krause

Karsten Krause

Head of Sector, European Commission (DG ENER)
Dr. Karsten Krause is currently working in the European Commission's Directorate General for Energy on the digitalisation of energy and the competitiveness of clean energy technologies. He started in 2007 as official in the European Commission's research and innovation directorate general, before moving on to DG CLIMA in 2010. He works since 2011 on international climate action. From 2015 to 2020 he worked as part of the EU Team as coordinator, technology negotiator and as co-facilitator of UNFCCC negotiations. In 2019 he lead in DG Energy the preparations of the new research programme Horizon Europe. From 2019 to 2021, Dr. Krause was seconded to the German Environment Agency. As Head of Department he led the climate and energy team.

After studying in Germany, Tanzania, Sweden and Ireland, Dr. Karsten Krause did his Ph.D. on environmental economics and governance at Hamburg University.

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