Jens Honnen works as an Analyst in the field of energy policy. His work focuses on supporting the energy policy dialogue between Germany and the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His activities include the preparation of background studies in the field of energy policy as well as the planning and implementation of public events, expert workshops, study trips and high-level international dialogue formats.
Before joining adelphi, Jens worked for the German Energy Agency, supporting the executive office through applied research, the screening of legislative proposals, and the evaluation of position papers in the field of energy policy. At the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) he prepared a synthesis report on the potential of energy sufficiency for the global building sector. In addition, Jens was able to gain valuable insights into the field of energy and climate through his experience at WWF as well as through his voluntary work at the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference and at Lund University.
Jens holds a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management from Lund University (Sweden), Central European University (Hungary) and the University of the Aegean (Greece). His master’s thesis focused on barriers to the deployment of onshore wind power in Germany in 2018 and 2019. For his master’s studies, Jens received a full scholarship from the European Union’s Erasmus Mundus programme.
As an undergraduate, Jens studied psychology at the University of Groningen (Netherlands), specialising in environmental psychology. His bachelor’s thesis examined the impact of social group processes on the effectiveness of behaviour-changing strategies for promoting pro-environmental behaviour. For his exchange semester at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, he received a EURICA scholarship from the European Union.