Carmen Dienst

Head of Research Unit International Energy Transitions

Future Energy and Industry Systems
Carmen Dienst
Tel.:+49 202 2492-203

Education and Academic Training

  • 09/2016 - 03/2017 Certified Climate and Renewable Energy Finance Expert (CECRF); Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, Frankfurt (Germany)
  • 2010 McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Policy of the American Council on Germany
  • 12/2008 - 04/2009 Training on Evaluation of Sustainability (Easy-Eco e-course and on-site training at Lund/Sweden
  • 03/2000 - 03/2001 Target Trainee Programme - Inter-company, bi-national trainee programme
  • 1991 - 1999 Diploma in applied physical geography at the University of Trier; main emphasis on climatology and geology

Professional Experience

  • Since 01/2019 Head of Research Unit International Energy Transitions
  • Since 02/2006 Senior Researcher, in particular coordination of WISIONS of Sustainability initiative
  • 04/2002 - 01/2006 Research Fellow with main emphasis on monitoring of GHG emissions
  • 04/2001 - 03/2002 Wuppertal Institute, Research Assistant, Energy Division
  • 11/2000 - 03/2001 Trainee Wuppertal Institute, Energy Division
  • 07/2000 - 11/2000 Trainee Öko-Institut e.V. Freiburg, Energy and Climate Protection

Research Focus

  • Sustainable transformation of energy systems - global and local
  • Renewable Energies in Developing Regions - Stakeholders and delivery models
  • Sustainable Development Goals and their interactions
  • Monitoring and Evaluation


  • Reviewer of different scientific journals
  • Since 2008 regular supervision of master thesis

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