Workshopsprache: Englisch / Workshop Language: English

The workshop is conceptualized and organized by the Hertie Energy and Environment Network (HEEN).

Call for Applications

The Hertie Energy and Environment Network (HEEN) cordially invites you to apply for the 12th HEEN workshop, taking place on 22-24 November at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, France. The workshop “Lessons and Opportunities for Different Democratic Jurisdictions -Decarbonization Strategies” will focus on strategies to reduce carbon emissions, offering a cross-national and cross-sectoral overview of various pathways and lessons learned.

Workshop Content and Structure

After signing the Paris Agreement, democratic jurisdictions around the world have set goals and made commitments to reduce their carbon footprints. While the Paris Agreement offers a structure for countries to articulate and act on their climate goals through nationally determined contributions, the effectiveness of the agreement depends on the specific national and regional, sectoral and cross-sectoral efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Thus, the workshop will take a closer look at different levels of implementation towards the goal set by the Paris Agreement, by first looking at the work of international organizations and think-tanks on decarbonization pathways, and then by exploring approaches from private, public and nonprofit actors. It will also look into decarbonization strategies and projects lead by various industrial actors in specific sectors (e.g. mobility and heating) and cross-sectoral energy efficiency opportunities. On top of several presentations given by leading industry experts and practitioners, and interactive discussions, the workshop program will also include a skills session, two networking dinners and presentations on current topics by the HEEN members.

The opening session of the workshop will be devoted to the hosting organization, the International Energy Agency, and will offer first-hand insights into the IEA activities, its flagship publication World Energy Outlook and on career opportunities at the IEA.

Preliminary Agenda

Friday, 22 November 2019
Venue: International Energy Agency, 9 Rue de la Fédération, 75015 Paris, France

The International Energy Agency and the World Energy Outlook 2019 in Focus (15:00 - 17:00)

  • Opening remarks by Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, IEA
  • Presentation of the International Energy Agency
  • Presentation of the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2019 by the WEO team
  • Career opportunities at the IEA and the OECD, exchange with IEA interns and young professionals
    Moderator: Andreas Schröder, Analyst in the World Energy Outlook Team, IEA

Networking Dinner with Sven Reutzel, Counsellor for Energy, Trade and Environment,
Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the OECD
(18:00 - 20:00)
Venue: "Aux Cerises", 47 Avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris, France

Saturday, 23 November 2019
Venue: International Energy Agency, 9 Rue de la Fédération, 75015 Paris, France

Welcome & Introduction (09:00 - 10:00)

  • Presentation of the HEEN network
  • Presentations by potential partners
  • Pitches by the HEEN members

Decarbonization Pathways: One Goal, Various Ways? (10:00 - 11:00)
Presentations and a discussion round. This session aims at providing an overview of the work of international organizations and think-tanks on decarbonization pathways.

  • Dr. Rodolfo Lacy, Environment Directorate, OECD (TBC)
  • Nicholas Wagner, Programme Officer – Renewable Energy Roadmaps (REMAP), IRENA (TBC)
  • Yana Popkostova, Founding Director, European Centre for Energy & Geopolitical Analysis

    Coffee Break (11:00-11:30)

Decarbonization across Sectors: How Are Private, Public and Nonprofit Sectors Working to Align with the 2 Degree Target? (11:30-13:00)
Presentations and a discussion round. This session aims to provide insights on approaches to decarbonization by public, private and nonprofit sectors.

  • Kora Töpfer, Public & Regulatory Affairs Officer, EPEX Spot
  • Emmeline Stein, Analyst, 2° Investing Initiative
  • Sven Rösner, Director, German-French Office for the Energy Transition

Lunch (13:15-14:00)

Decarbonizing Industry: Solutions for Industrial Emissions Reduction and Challenges for Industrial Carbon Neutrality (14:00-15:30)
Presentations and an interactive discussion. This session aims at providing insights into decarbonization strategies and projects by several industrial actors.

  • Ignacio Paz-Ares, Vice President, Brookfield Asset Management (TBC)
  • Elie Bellevrat, Senior Analyst, TOTAL
  • Anna Trendewicz, Innovation Strategy Manager, E.ON

Coffee Break (15:30 - 16:00)

HEEN Network Development Session I (16:00 - 18:00)
Future development session for the HEEN network - exchange on current and future projects of the network and its members.

Dinner and Networking, self-pay basis (20:00-open end)
Venue: Carmine Café, 73 Avenue de Suffren, 75007 Paris, France

Sunday, 24 November 2019
Venue: International Energy Agency, 9 Rue de la Fédération, 75015 Paris, France

HEEN Pitches (9:30-10:00)
Presentations on current topics by the members of the HEEN network.

Skills Session I – Data Science for Climate (10:00-11:30)
Trainer: Lawrence Watson (TBC)

Coffee Break (11:30-11:45)

Skills Session II – Data Science for Climate (11:45-13:00)
Trainer: Olivier Corradi, (TBC)

Lunch (13:00 - 14:00)

HEEN Network Development Session II - optional (14:00 - 15:00)
Future development session for the HEEN network - participants have the chance to join the HEEN Board and co-organize the next HEEN workshop.

About HEEN

HEEN is a vibrant international network of young energy and climate experts promoting a sustainable energy future based on trust, openness, and curiosity by facilitating active dialogue, knowledge exchange and professional development. Established in 2014, HEEN currently comprises over 120 members active in public, private and NGO sectors across Europe.


Alumni of the Hertie Foundation, i.e., affiliates of the fellows & friends program, are welcome to apply and constitute HEEN’s key target audience. Experienced professionals in the energy and environment field, who do NOT have a fellows & friends affiliation, are also welcome to apply and will be selected based on relevant experience and demonstrated willingness to contribute to the workshop program.

Participation Conditions

  • HEEN workshops are organized by volunteer network coordinators with the support of the Hertie Foundation and are free of charge.
  • A limited number of travel reimbursements is available (the maximum amount depends on your country of residence). You may indicate that you would like to receive travel reimbursement while applying. The costs for public transportation in Paris can not be covered.
  • The dinner on Friday as well as lunch on Saturday will be covered. The dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday is on a self-pay basis.
  • During the workshop you will be asked to make a contribution of €10 to cover the costs for some workshop materials.
  • All workshop sessions are mandatory if not otherwise indicated.
  • If you are not a HEEN member yet, after participating in the workshop you will become a part of the HEEN network.
  • The participants represent their own views and opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of their organisations. For all workshop sessions Chatham rules apply.


We encourage you to apply as early as possible. There will be 2 application review rounds:
Round 1 - for applications received by Wednesday, November 6
Round 2 - for applications received by Wednesday, November 13
You may be directly accepted after Round 1, or your application may be reviewed together with Round 2 applications. You will be notified of the decision promptly.

In order to apply please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Anmelden/Register".

While filling out the form, you will be asked to submit a short biography to introduce yourself (max. 150 words). Please, write your short bio according to the instructions and an example below.

Instructions for the short biography: Please mention your affiliation with the Hertie Foundation (when applicable), your current professional/academic affiliation, previous positions and experience, and any other aspect that speak to your experience in the energy and environment sector. Please use the third person when describing yourself. Please note that your biography will be shared among HEEN participants or to limited third parties, e. g., prospective workshop speakers.

Example: Annkathrin is working as a Market Analyst at innogy SE in Commercial Development within the Renewables division. Prior to this, she worked as a Management Consultant at Accenture GmbH in the utilities sector. Other stints were at the German Federation of Industries (BDI), Deutsche Telekom AG and the World Economic Forum. She holds a MPP from Hertie School of Governance and a BA in European Studies from Maastricht and is a member of the German National Merit Foundation.

In case of questions about HEEN or the application procedure, please contact Ms Olga Bondarenko ( or Mr Quentin Millet ( Should you face any technical difficulties in completing the application, please contact Ms Julia Michalsky (


22. November 2019
24. November 2019
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13. November 2019


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