Helen Monzel worked as a Fellow for Ecologic Institute. Her work focused on European and international climate policy, especially carbon pricing mechanisms such as the European and international emissions trading systems. She works in German and English and has advanced knowledge of French and basic knowledge of Swedish.
As part of her work for Ecologic Institute, Helen Monzel supported the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Buildings and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) in a project dealing with further developing international and the European emissions trading systems. She mainly focused on the reform of the European emissions trading system (EU ETS), especially on economic assessments and strategy developments with regard to the design of carbon pricing mechanisms, as well as on analyses of climate and energy policy instrument mixes, e.g. the interaction of carbon pricing instruments and renewable energy promotion instruments. Furthermore, Helen Monzel also concentrated on the conceptualisation of climate protection measures in the field of international and European air transport and maritime traffic.
Before her time with Ecologic Institute, Helen Monzel worked as scientific research assistant at Climonomics, a political consultancy with the focus on climate, energy and transport policy for several years. There, she focused on long-term transformation processes in the area of climate-friendly energy supply and the internalisation of external effects within the transport sector. In addition, she gained experience in analysing climate economic data at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (ifw Kiel), in identifying environmental policy measures at the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) as well as in implementing sustainability strategies at the international World Student Environmental Network (WSEN).
Helen Monzel graduated from Georg-August-University Göttingen (Germany) with a Master in Development Economics. There, she specialised on horizontal issues in the context of climate, energy and development economics. Before that, she gained a Bachelor of Science in International Economics from Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Germany) with a focus on questions in the field of environmental and resource economics. In her study context she expanded her academic knowledge by spending longer time periods in South Africa, Botswana and Australia.