Stefanie Berendsen

Since 2019, Stefanie has been working as a Senior Analyst at Climate & Company on topics of European climate policy and is currently leading the project “Financing Europe’s Green Recovery” which our team is implementing for Agora Energiewende and partners across Europe. She is passionate about transforming the EU’s economic and financial systems to contribute to a socially just and low carbon future. She completed her two-year “Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Environmental Science, Policy and Management” with research stays in Budapest, Lesbos, Lund and Amsterdam.

Stefanie focused primarily on renewable energy, global climate policy and sustainable finance and wrote her Master’s thesis “Financing Low-Carbon Materials Through Green Bonds: Proposing Criteria and Benchmarks for Green Bonds in the Aluminium Sector” together with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. During her studies, she also supported the Vice Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in her work as Review Editor for the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees. Prior to her Master’s degree, she gained experience in project management and institutional development at the Amsterdam University College. To gain an even deeper understanding of how we can use sustainable finance as a tool to reach climate targets and integrate environmental and social criteria into the financial system, she studied to become a “Certified Expert in Sustainable Finance” at the UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.