Markus Knigge has worked as Policy and Research Director for the European Marine Programme of the Pew Environment Group since 2008. There, Markus Knigge is responsible for a campaign on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.
Markus Knigge worked from 2006 until 2008 as Marine Programme Officer for the WWF’s European Policy Office. During his time with WWF he also acted as a Policy Advisor, supporting Ecologic Institute with the development of its Transatlantic Program and Ecologic Fellowships.
Between 2002 and 2006, Markus Knigge was a Senior Fellow with Ecologic Institute, working on, among other topics, global environmental governance, trade and environment and sustainable development issues. He was also a driving force for Ecologic Institute's Transatlantic Program. Markus Knigge works in German and English.
Markus Knigge studied Urban and Regional Planning at the Technical University Berlin, Germany and the Instituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice, Italy. As a scholar of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) he graduated from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University with a degree in international affairs and economics.
In 2004, Markus Knigge was chosen to be John J. McCloy Fellow in Environmental Affairs, and in 2005, was appointed Research Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University.