Head of Economics and Policy Assessment
Profile: Benjamin Görlach is Head of Economics and Policy Assessment at Ecologic Institute.
Experience: Benjamin Görlach has been engaged in training and capacity building for emissions trading for more than a decade. Since 2009, Benjamin Görlach has facilitated the ICAP Summer Schools and Masterclasses on Emissions Trading for participants from emerging economies and developing countries. In 20 editions of these courses staged across Europe, Asia, and Latin America, close to 500 participants have received in-depth training on the design and implementation of ETSs. In addition, Benjamin Görlach is involved in capacity building for emissions trading, both in the German bilateral cooperation and in the EU-China exchange on emissions trading.
Expertise: EU emissions trading and its implementation in Germany, functioning and implementation of ETSs in particular in a broader policy mix as well as design elements of ETS.
Eike Karola Velten
Profile: Eike Karola Velten is a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute in the Climate and Energy Team.
Experience: Eike Karola Velten has been working on carbon pricing and in particular the EU ETS for more than ten years. Through her work, she has assessed attributable emissions of road transport and buildings already covered in the EU ETS, derived benchmarks for refinery processes, examined the use of auctioning revenues, and develops training and information materials to promote global knowledge sharing on ETSs.
Expertise: EU emissions trading and its implementation in Germany, functioning and implementation of ETSs in a broader policy mix, allocation including benchmarking, emission trading in transport and buildings, revenue allocation.
Dr. Michael Jakob
Profile: Michael Jakob is a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute in the Climate and Energy Team and a research fellow at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin.
Experience: Dr. Michael Jakob has more than 15 years of experience in international and European energy and climate policy. His research focuses on the design and political acceptance of energy and climate policies and their implication for social justice. Michael has advised governments, international organizations as well as NGOs and served as contributing author to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report.
Expertise: EU emissions trading and its implementation in Germany, functioning and implementation of ETSs in a broader policy mix, social and distributive implications of carbon pricing, revenue usage and allocation.