Arne Riedel, LLM
Arne Riedel is a Fellow at Ecologic Institute, member of the Ecologic Legal team and coordinates the Institute's activities on Arctic issues. In addition to his work on Arctic governance, he works primarily in the areas of communal-level climate protection, climate protection investment, renewable energy law, and emissions trading systems (ETS). Arne Riedel was admitted to the bar in Berlin (Germany) in 2012. He works in German and English and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.
At Ecologic Institute, Arne Riedel works on both national and international projects. On the national level, he works for the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) as part of the Strategic Development of the National Climate Initiative, as well as on investments aimed at climate protection. He also provided the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) from 2012 to 2015 with legal expertise in the areas of renewable energies and the German energy transition (the "Energiewende"). In an international context, Arne Riedel was particularly involved in a Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of the Development of the Arctic for the European Commission's (EC) Directorate-General for the Environment (DG Environment), as well as in a project for the BMUB on climate change policy and emissions trading in the USA.
Arne Riedel previously worked for the Chair for Public and Administrative Law at the Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin, Germany) in the areas of building and planning law. During his time as a legal trainee at Ecologic Institute's office in Washington, DC, Arne Riedel assisted in the writing of legal overviews of climate change and energy law at the international, US, and European Union (EU) levels. As an assistant editor, he also revised articles for the Carbon and Climate Law Review (CCLR).
Arne Riedel completed his legal studies in 2007 at the FU Berlin, where he had focused particularly on public law, and was awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) in European Law with distinction from the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom) in 2009. His Master's thesis dealt with the EU's ETS, its impact on the Common Market, and its post-2012 evolution.