Dr. Brigitte Knopf

Secretary General

Dr. Brigitte Knopf

Dr. Brigitte Knopf is Secretary General of MCC. She is responsible for 

  • Management and Strategy of MCC
  • Cooperation with Universities and Stakeholders from government, business and civil society
  • German and European energy and climate policy (Energiewende)

 

Her recent work focusses on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. In the context of the G20 process, she develops strategies how carbon pricing could support not only climate change mitigation, but also finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Before joining MCC in 2015, she was deputy head of the research domain Sustainable Solutions at the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and head of the group Energy Strategies Europe and Germany. She holds a PhD in physics. In 2014, she coordinated the Euro-CASE assessment of the EU emissions trading scheme. As an expert for the German Energiewende and European climate and energy policy, from 2013-2014 she led an international model comparison on the effects of technology choices on EU climate policy that explores EU's 2030 climate target and that is closely linked to the Energy Roadmap. From 2007-2010 she coordinated one of the first global model comparisons of the technical feasibility of the 2°C target.

Brigitte Knopf is also interested in scientific policy advice and the design of the science-policy interface. From 2009 to 2011 she was Senior Advisor of the Technical Support Unit of the IPCC Working Group III for preparing the IPCC Special Report on Renewables. She is also contributing author in IPCC's Fifths Assessment Report of Working Group III on the Mitigation of Climate Change.

Brigitte Knopf is author of several publications in scientific journals and involves actively in the public debate in Germany and at the EU level with presentations and media interviews. 

 

Curriculum vitae

Detailed CV with list of publications

 

Publications:

Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

see below ("Current Publications")

 

Opinion pieces and newspaper articles

G20 Engagement Groups: Statement on U.S. Withdrawl from Paris Agreement

Knopf, Brigitte (2017): Three policy options for Germany to lead the G20 towards carbon pricing. T20 Germany Blog, 26.01.2017

Knopf, Brigitte (2015): G20 can do what Paris climate summit can't: tax carbonHuffington Post, 8.12.2015

Knopf, Brigitte (2015): Nach der Klimakonferenz sind die G20 mit der Umsetzung dranDer Tagesspiegel, 27.11.2015.

Knopf, Brigitte (2015): Sportliches Klimaprogramm für IndienFrankfurter Rundschau, 08.10.2015.

Knopf, Brigitte (2015): Die Katholische Kirche und das Klima: Welches Geheimnis sich in der Enzyklika des Papstes verbirgt. Der Tagesspiegel, 24.6.2015. Link

Knopf, Brigitte (2015): Heaven belongs to us all – the new papal encyclical. energypost, 19.6.2015.   Link

Knopf, Brigitte (2015): Der Himmel gehört uns allen – die neue Enzyklika des Papstes. SciLogs KlimaLounge, 19.6.2015. Link 

Knopf, Brigitte (2015): Heaven belongs to us all – the new papal encyclical. RealClimate, 18.6.2015.   Link

 

Latest Publications

Edenhofer, O.; Knopf, B.; Bak, C.; Bhattacharya A., 2017

Aligning climate policy with finance ministers' G20 agenda

Nature Climate Change
Type
Sonstige
Acworth, W.; Ackva, J.; Burtraw, D.; Edenhofer, O.; Fuss, S.; Flachsland, C.; Haug, C.; Koch, N.; Kornek, U.; Knopf, B. and Montes de Oca, M., 2017

Emissions Trading and the Role of a Long Run Carbon Price Signal: Achieving cost effective emission reductions under an Emissions Trading System.

Berlin ICAP
Type
Arbeitspapiere
Bak, C.;Bhattacharya, A.; Edenhofer, O.; Knopf, B., 2017

Towards a comprehensive approach to climate policy, sustainable infrastructure, and finance

T20 Co-Chair Brief
Type
Arbeitspapiere
Knopf, B.; Fuss, S.; Hansen, G.; Creutzig, F.; Minx, J.; Edenhofer, O., 2017

From Targets to Action: Rolling up our Sleeves after Paris

Global Challenges
Type
Peer Review
Kowarsch, M.; Garard, J.; Riousset, P.; Lenzi, D.; Dorsch, M.J., Knopf, B.; Harrs, J.-A. Edenhofer, O., 2016

Scientific assessments to facilitate deliberative policy learning

Palgrave Communications
Type
Peer Review