John M. Christensen

  • Marmorvej 51, FN Byen, 3.9.26

    2100 København Ø


1985 …2020

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Other information

  • Advisory functions for danida development strategy 2012
  • Board member of the Danish Development Research Network (DDRN) 2009 -
  • Head of Secretariat for the Global Network on Energy for Sustaiinable Development

International Experience:


  • Bureau member Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2002 – 2003
  • Lead Author IPCC TAR, SAR, Tech. Transfer and RE & CC.
  • Review editor on IPCC special report on CCS
  • Lead Author on IPCC special report on renewable energy and climate 2008 - 2011
  • Expert reviewer of the FAR 2012
  • World Energy Council: Committee member on energy and climate study 2007
  • REN 21 – Convening author on RE and CC report 2006
  • Project manager for a large number of energy and climate change activities in Africa, Asia and Latin America over the last two decades.
  • Providing energy policy support to a number of countries and e.g. to the Forum of Energy Ministers of Africa (FEMA) for CSD 14 & 15
  • UNEP delegation member for all COPs and SB meetings since the UNFCCC was negotiated and ratified.
  • Lead on UNEP CC strategy development during 2007 – 8.
  • UNEP (alternate) member of UN Energy
  • Member of the international steering committe for the LEDS Global Partnership
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the Green Growth Best Practice Assessment

Research areas

  • Energy and development policy and planning
  • Climate strategies and policies covering both mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance
  • Energy access and poverty issues
  • International environmental governance and institutions
  • Planning methods and applications wiht a background in operations research
  • Experiences manager in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • International project management and cooperation wiht more than 50 countries

External positions

Ph.D student, Risø


Consultant, Oilconsult



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