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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, climate and energy issues. This includes the international climate negotiations, renewable energy law, municipal climate action, and the EU emissions trading system (ETS). Arne Riedel was admitted to the bar in Berlin (Germany) in 2012. He works in German and English and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.

At Ecologic Institute, Arne Riedel supports the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in the negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement. Furthermore, he provides the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) – and previously the BMU since 2012 – with legal expertise in the areas of renewable energies and the German energy transition (the "Energiewende").

Arne Riedel supported the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) between 2017 and 2019 with the development of "Environmental Guidelines for a German Arctic Policy" and the EU External Action Service (EEAS) on the "EU Arctic Policy Assessment".

With regard to climate action on the local level, Arne Riedel supports the National Climate Initiative's (NKI) ongoing evaluation and further development for the BMU. Between 2012 and 2015, he coordinated the Masterplan municipalities as part of the Strategic Development of the National Climate Initiative.

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. As an assistant editor, he also revised articles for the Carbon and Climate Law Review (CCLR).

Arne Riedel completed his legal studies in 2007 at the FU Berlin, where he focused particularly 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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