Gender is one of the most important determinants of transport choices. EU mobility policy and the European Green Deal are still mostly gender blind, with negative consequences for the sustainability and accessibility of mobility in the EU.
Policy Analyst, Low Carbon and Circular Economy
Phone: +32 (0) 2211 1092
- Climate change policy; climate adaptation; environmental governance; urban strategies; EU budget; SDG implementation
Thorfinn joined IEEP in April 2018 as a Policy Analyst for the Climate and Environmental Governance Programme. Previously he worked for six years in DG Climate Action of the European Commission in the International & Inter-Institutional Relations Unit. He participated in the UNFCCC international climate negotiations between 2014 and 2017 including for the creation of the Paris Agreement at COP21 in 2015. He studied sustainable urban development at University College London, earning an MSc in Transport & City Planning from the Bartlett School of Planning. Previously he earned an MA in European Studies at the University of British Columbia (Canada).
At IEEP he is involved in a variety of projects focusing on climate change policy, including adaptation, urban strategies, the EU budget, and SDG implementation, as well as good environmental governance.
The European Commission’s ‘Fit for 55’ package of proposals would extend EU-wide carbon pricing from around 22 percent of EU greenhouse gas emissions today to over two thirds of EU emissions by 2030, according to an initial analysis by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP).
Digitalisation holds promise in a number of ways to help to combat climate change and enhance environmental sustainability, but equally many possible pitfalls for sustainability and other social issues.
EU Member States recently published their National Recovery and Resilience Plans. These plans will form the basis of the lion’s share of EU spending to implement the European Green Deal, but cities have barely been consulted in drafting these plans.
Batteries are one of the pillars of the low-carbon energy transition. IEEP has prepared a response to the Commission’s public consultation on batteries.