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 Group of Twenty. 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 also sits as a senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany, and is 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.
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, and Oekom Research. Further, he is a member of the steering committee of the British-German Environment Forum, a board member of the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces (Our Spaces), an advisory board member of Worldwatch Institute Europe, a councillor of the Atlantic Council of the United States, a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, an advisory board member of both The Arctic Institute and the German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF), as well as a member of 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, as well as the international fight against environmental crime. He is particularly engaged in strengthening transatlantic relations and cooperation in the wider Atlantic on environment, climate and energy security.