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Dr. Camilla Bausch

Dr. Camilla Bausch

Director, Ecologic Institute, Europe

Dr. Camilla Bausch is the Director of Ecologic Institute Europe.

For over ten years she has worked as a researcher, consultant and lecturer in the fields of environmental, climate, and energy policy on the national, European and international levels. She has acted extensively on legal and institutional issues in the context of international climate protection and for many years, she was part of the German Delegation to the UN climate negotiations. Moreover, she was active in the introduction and reform of the emissions trading system in Germany, as well as ongoing developments of energy law. The implementation and effects of the German energy transition on citizens, federal states and neighboring European countries are an important part of her work, as well as the ongoing development of European climate and energy policy.

Dr. Bausch is Associate Editor of the journal Carbon & Climate Law Review (CCLR) and regularly teaches courses for Duke University.

From 2009 to 2014 Dr. Camilla Bausch was a board member of Greenpeace Germany, holding the position of Chair for three years. In 2004, she co-founded the Climate Talk event series and was personally responsible for the initiative for a decade. Furthermore, she is the initiator and head of the EnergyTransitionArt project.

In 2009 Dr. Camilla Bausch took a sabbatical supported by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the American Political Science Association (APSA) to work for United States House of Representatives. There she was employed by Congressman Edward J. Markey, Senator for Massachusetts (D-MA). Prior to working at Ecologic Institute, Dr. Camilla Bausch was a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Dr. Bausch was born in Berlin and spent one year in the USA at the fall of the Berlin Wall, attaining an American high school diploma. After receiving her Abitur in Baden-Württemberg (Germany), she studied law with a focus on European and environmental law at the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and the University of Cologne (Germany), while also working at the university. She received a PhD in law from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany). For her dissertation she researched the legal framework grid access regulations in the liberalized electricity market of the European Union (EU).

Dr. Camilla Bausch has received research fellowships and scholarships from the Deutschen Forschungsgesellschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), the German National Academy Foundation, the GMF, the 21st Century Trust Oxford, the Wilton Park British German Forum, the Zeit Foundation, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and the Aspen Institute among others.

Along with her stay in the USA, Dr. Bausch has lived abroad for extended periods in Belgium and Russia. She is a member of the Tönissteiner Group as well as the Global Atlanticists Network.