Arne Riedel, LLM
Arne Riedel is a Fellow at Ecologic Institute, member of the Ecologic Legal team and coordinates the Institute's activities on Arctic and legal issues. In addition to his work on Arctic policy, he works on climate and energy issues. This includes the international climate negotiations and the exchange of municipalities on local climate action as well as renewable energy law and emissions trading systems (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 Environmental Agency (UBA) with the development of "Environmental Guidelines for a German Arctic Policy" and the EU External Action Service (EEAS) on the "EU Arctic Policy Assessment".
Arne Riedel also supports the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) 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 BMUB since 2012 – with legal expertise in the areas of renewable energies and the German energy transition (the "Energiewende").
With regard to climate action on the local level, Arne Riedel coordinated the Masterplan municipalities for the BMUB between 2012 and 2015 as part of the Strategic Development of the National Climate Initiative and supported the exchange of best practices between Polish and German municipalities in 2016.
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. During his time as a legal trainee at Ecologic Institute's office in Washington, DC, Arne Riedel assisted in the writing of legal overviews of climate change and energy law at the international, US and European Union (EU) levels. 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.