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Charlotte Felthöfer


Charlotte Felthöfer

MA (Applied Political Science & International Affairs)
BA (Applied Political Science)



Charlotte Felthöfer works as a Researcher at Ecologic Institute, concentrating on European climate and energy policy. Her work focuses on indicator-based assessments towards climate neutrality, carbon removal technologies and just transition processes. A native speaker of German, she is fluent in English and French and has good knowledge of Swedish.

Charlotte Felthöfer is involved in the 'European Climate Neutrality Observatory (ECNO)', where she contributes as an author on Carbon Dioxide Removal and supports  the team in project and data management.

Before joining Ecologic Institute as a Researcher, Charlotte Felthöfer started as a research assistant at the Institute. Prior to that, she worked at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection on issues related to international energy policy, subnational climate policy and structural change in regions affected by the coal phase-out. She was also an intern at the German Embassy in Paris and served as a consultant for a GIZ project on labour migration.

Charlotte Felthöfer holds a master's degree in Applied Political Science from the University of Freiburg (Germany) and a master's degree in International Affairs from Sciences Po Aix (France). In her Master's thesis, she compared sustainable transport policies in Germany and France in terms of their impact on mobility poverty. Prior to that, she completed her Franco-German bachelor's degree in Applied Political Science from the University of Freiburg. She wrote her bachelor thesis on international urban climate action. During her Master’s degree, Charlotte Felthöfer spent a semester at Uppsala University in Sweden, where she studied sustainable development and climate security.

Charlotte Felthöfer volunteered for the European policy online magazine as deputy editor-in-chief and headed the department for climate, energy and environment. In addition, she was a participant in the nationwide citizens' council "Germany's Role in the World".

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