Prof. Dr. Michael Mehling

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IKEM – Institute for Climate Protection,
Energy and Mobility e.V.

Michael Mehling is Deputy Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) in Cambridge, Mass., and a Professor at the University of Strathclyde Law School in Glasgow. In his work, he focuses on climate policy design and implementation at the domestic and international level, including its intersections with environmental, energy, and trade policy. For more than two decades, he has coordinated research projects on these topics for international organizations, government agencies, private companies, and civil society organisations in North America, Europe, and the developing world. He has advised decision makers in over a dozen countries, testified before or briefed legislators in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, and served as an expert in several climate litigation and arbitration cases.

He has also helped establish several pioneering initiatives and organizations in the areas of climate law and policy, and is a founding board member of the Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) in London, the Ecologic Institute in Washington, D.C., and the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST) in Brussels, as well as the founding editor of Carbon & Climate Review (CCLR), the first academic journal focused on climate law and regulation. Trained as a lawyer and admitted to the German bar, he is a German and American citizen, and has lived for extended periods in Europe, the United States, and Latin America.