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Dr. Camilla Bausch

Dr. Camilla Bausch

Scientific & Executive Director, Ecologic Institute Europe
Board Member

Dr. Camilla Bausch is Scientific & Executive Director of Ecologic Institute.

Her main fields of research are environmental, climate and energy policy. Dr. Bausch was a long-standing part of the German Delegation to the UN climate negotiations. She has been active in the introduction and reform of the emissions trading system in Germany as well as ongoing developments of energy law. The implementation and effects of the German energy transition on neighboring European countries is an important aspect of her work as well as the ongoing development of European climate and energy policy.

Dr. Bausch is Spokesperson for the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet). She is Associate Editor of the journal Carbon & Climate Law Review (CCLR) and regularly teaches courses for different universities and think tanks.

From 2009 to 2014 Dr. Bausch was a board member of Greenpeace Germany, holding the position of Chair for three of those years. She co-founded the Climate Talk event series in 2004 and was personally responsible for the initiative for a decade. Dr. Bausch is also the initiator and head of the EnergyTransitionArt project.

In 2008/2009 Dr. Bausch took a sabbatical supported by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the American Political Science Association (APSA) to work for United States House of Representatives where she was employed by Congressman Edward J. Markey, who is now Senator for Massachusetts (D-MA). Prior to working at Ecologic Institute, Dr. Bausch was a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Dr. Bausch was born in Berlin and spent one year in the USA at the fall of the Berlin Wall, attaining an American high school diploma. After receiving her Abitur in Baden-Württemberg (Germany), she studied law with a focus on European and environmental law at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and the University of Cologne (Germany), while also working for the university. She received a PhD in law from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany). For her doctoral dissertation she researched the legal framework grid access regulations in the liberalized electricity market of the European Union (EU).

Dr. Bausch has received research fellowships and scholarships from the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, the 21st Century Trust Oxford, the Wilton Park British German Forum, the Zeit Foundation, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Aspen Institute, among others.

Along with her stay in the USA, Dr. Bausch has lived abroad for extended periods in Belgium and Russia. She is a member of the Tönissteiner Group.