R. Andreas Kraemer is a CIGI senior fellow. He specializes in global governance and environmental policy, as well as climate and energy transformation in the context of the digital revolution. His research focuses on the role and functions of science-based policy institutes or “think tanks” in theory and in practice in different political systems, the interactions among policy domains and international relations, and global governance on environment, resources, climate and energy.
Andreas is the founder and director emeritus of the Ecologic Institute and the founding chairman of the Ecologic Institute US in Washington, DC. He is chairman of the supervisory board of Agora Energiewende in Berlin, Germany, special advisor on the board of directors of the Oceano Azul Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, as well as visiting assistant professor of political science and adjunct professor of German studies at Duke University. In 2015, he was a visiting scholar at the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, and from 2015 to 2017 senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (now the RIFS) in Potsdam, Germany.
In his current work, Andreas is a manager at the Konrad von Moltke Fund and sits as co-chairman of the advisory boards of OekoWorld, which sets global investment criteria for ethical and green investment funds or mutual trusts. Further, he is an advisory board member of The Arctic Institute and on the Practice Board for the Master Course on “Strategic Sustainability Management” at the University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde (HNE Eberswalde).
With a strong background in capacity building for sustainable development, environmental policy and resource management, Andreas focuses on integrating environmental concerns into other policies, notably EU General Affairs and external relations, including trade, development, foreign affairs and security policy. He is particularly engaged in strengthening transatlantic relations and cooperation in the wider Atlantic on environment, climate and energy security.