Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative, Europe
Barbara Buchner is Senior Director of Climate Policy Initiative Europe, managing both the CPI Venice and the CPI Berlin offices. Her work focuses on international climate finance to address the question of whether it is adequate and productive. A core topic of interest is the effectiveness of implemented climate and energy policies; with a major focus on the EU ETS. Barbara is Austrian Citizen and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Graz and a Masters Degree in Economics within the Economics/Environmental Sciences Joint Program at the University of Graz and University of Technology of Graz. Previously Barbara served as a Senior Energy and Environment Analyst at the International Energy Agency. Before that, she was working as a Senior Researcher at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology within its Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change & Centre for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. Barbara serves on various Advisory Boards including the Advisory Board of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN). Barbara is lead author of CPI’s ‘Climate Finance Landscape’ Report and has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as in books. She is contributing author of a recent book on ‘Pricing Carbon. The European Emissions Trading System’ (Cambridge University Press) and co-editor of a book on ‘Allocation in the European Emissions Trading Scheme’ (Cambridge University Press).
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