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Arne Riedel, LLM


Arne Riedel, LLM

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)

Coordinator Ecologic Legal
Coordinator Arctic
Senior Fellow


Arne Riedel is a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute and coordinates the Ecologic Legal team as well as the Institute's activities on Arctic issues. He works on Arctic Governance, the international climate negotiations, renewable energy law, the EU emissions trading system (ETS) and compliance with environmental law. Arne Riedel was admitted to the bar in Berlin (Germany) in 2012 and works in German and English.

At Ecologic Institute, Arne Riedel supports the Foreign Office in the negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. He is a member of the Kyoto Protocol Compliance Committee (Enforcement Branch).

In several projects, Arne Riedel works on Arctic governance, policy and literacy aspects. This includes for instance projects on the governance of marine protected areas in the Arctic (BfN), on co-creation with of Arctic rights holders (BMUV), on Arctic Ocean literacy (EU Commission, DG Mare) and on the lighthouses of the EU Mission "Restore our ocean and waters by 2030" (EU Commission, DG RTD). Previously, he led the development of "Environmental Guidelines for a German Arctic Policy", and the WWF Arctic Council Conservation Scorecards.

Between 2012 and 2020, Arne Riedel provided the BMUV and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy  and Climate (BMWK) with legal expertise in the areas of renewable energies and the German energy transition (the "Energiewende"). He also coordinated the frontrunner municipalities on climate action ("masterplan municipalities") for the BMU from 2012 to 2015.

Arne Riedel previously worked for the Chair for Public and Administrative Law at the Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin, Germany) in the areas of building and planning law and worked as a legal trainee also at Ecologic Institute US in Washington, DC.

Arne Riedel completed his legal studies in 2007 at the FU Berlin, focusing on public law, and was awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) in European Law with distinction from the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom) in 2009. His Master's thesis dealt with the EU ETS, its impact on the Common Market and its post-2012 evolution.

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