Andreas Graf was a Researcher in the energy and biodiversity teams at Ecologic Institute, where he specialized in policy research, policy communication and stakeholder engagement. His work focused on EU energy and biodiversity policy, communication of the German Energy Transition and facilitation of transatlantic dialogue on energy and the environment. Andreas is a native English and German speaker and an intermediate speaker of Czech and French.
Andreas's energy related research projects included an assessment of low carbon options for improving the security of gas supply in Europe for the German Ministry for Environment, as well as an assessment of non-technical barriers to the development of wind power in Europe for the Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission. For his work in the biodiversity team Andreas supported the European Environment Agency's (EEA) European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD) on Nature Directive data analysis, and Eurostat in Monitoring the EU Sustainable Development Indicators for natural resources. Andreas also served as a network manager for the transatlantic Emerging Leaders in Energy and Environment Policy (ELEEP) Network and helped to develop study tours on the German Energy Transition for the German Federal Foreign Office.
Prior to working for Ecologic Institute Andreas gained work experience in the German Bundestag and the energy policy unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy. He has also made research stays at the University of Nagoya in Japan, as well as The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi, India.
Andreas Graf received his Master in International Relations from the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the University of Potsdam (Germany) with a focus on global environmental governance and international political economy. Andreas graduated summa cum laude with honors from the University of Kansas (USA) in 2009 with a Bachelor in Political Science, International Studies, and Germanic Languages & Literatures.