Jonas Meckling

assistant professor, energy and environmental policy

Jonas Meckling is an assistant professor in UC Berkeley's Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. His research focuses on the comparative and international political economy of energy and climate change. He is particularly interested in the politics of clean energy policy and market-based environmental policy. Why do countries choose particular policy instruments? How do policies diffuse globally? What makes green industrial policy successful? From 2012 to 2013, Meckling served as senior advisor to the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, the nation's lead agency for clean energy policy. There he worked on a broad range of clean energy, climate and gas policy issues. Prior to working in government, Meckling was a research fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Meckling is the author of two books, the latest of which is Carbon Coalitions: Business, Climate Politics, and the Rise of Emissions Trading (MIT Press, 2011). He previously worked at the European Commission and the Allianz Group. He holds a Ph.D. in international political economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.