R. Andreas Kraemer
R. Andreas Kraemer is Founder & Director Emeritus of Ecologic Institute in Berlin, Germany and Founding Chairman (pro bono) of Ecologic Institute US in Washington DC. He is currently Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam (Germany) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo (Ontario), Director (non-executive) of the Fundação Oceano Azul in Lisboa (Portugal), and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of German Studies at Duke University. His research focuses on the role and functions of science-based policy institutes or "think tanks" in theory and the practice in different political systems, the interactions among policy domains and international relations, and global governance on environment, resources, climate and energy.
R. Andreas Kraemer is also Manager (pro bono) of the Konrad von Moltke Fund and active 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, a rating agency specializing in corporate and governmental or 'sovereign' debtors' credit risk, ethics, and sustainability, as well as on the advisory board of Oekom Verlag, a publishing house based in Munich, Germany dedicated to sustainable development. Further, he serves in the Steering Committee of the British German Environment Forum (BGEF), is a Board Member of the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces (Our Spaces), Advisory Board Member of Worldwatch Institute Europe, Councillor of the Atlantic Council of the United States (ACUS), Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and Advisory Board Member of The Arctic Institute and of the German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF), and Member of the Practice Board for the Master Course on "Strategic Sustainability Management" at the University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde (HNE Eberswalde).
From 1995 to 2015, R. Andreas Kraemer served as Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ecologic Institute, Berlin, Germany and concurrently from 2008 to 2013 in the same function at Ecologic Institute, Vienna, Austria.
In 2015, he was Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR). From 2011 to 2014, R. Andreas Kraemer was Speaker of Ecornet, the Ecological Research Network of independent, trans-disciplinary environmental research institutes in Germany. Other past appointments include the Board of the French-Alsatian non-governmental organization Solidarité Eau Europe. In 2009 and 2010, he was Member of the VROM International Think Tank advising the government of the Netherlands on European and environmental affairs.
With a strong background in institutional analysis and capacity building for sustainable development, environmental policy, and resource management, R. Andreas Kraemer 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 Trans-Atlantic relations and cooperation in the wider Atlantic on environment, climate, and energy security.
Previous to the founding of Ecologic Institute, R. Andreas Kraemer worked for a range of policy institutes: the Science Center Berlin for Social Sciences (WZB), the Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW), and the Environmental Policy Research Center of the Free University of Berlin (FFU). From 1991 to its closure in 1995, he was Senior Fellow at the Bonn office of the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP).
The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme, awarded R. Andreas Kraemer a fellowship, and the Carl Duisberg Society (CDG) a scholarship.
Andreas was born in Dortmund, Germany, and was trained in industrial business management in the petrochemical industry before studying environmental engineering and sciences at the Department of Environmental Technology of the Technische Universität Berlin and the Université des Paris Diderot.