Marie Byskov Lindberg

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Academic interests

Marie Lindberg's main academic interest is the implementation and effects of climate policy in the energy sector and the impact of long-term targets and climate negotiations on national policies. Her research focuses on the energy transitions in the EU and a set of North-European countries: Denmark, Norway and Germany. In her PhD, she will assess the role of the electricity grid for facilitating high shares of renewable energy in the energy system. Theoretically, her work is embedded in the emerging field of "sustainability transitions studies".  


Marie's PhD project is part of the pan-European Research Project InGrid - Integration of Power Transmission Grids, whose main object is to study the energy transition and the role of power grids in Northern Europe. The PhD is focusing primarily on the political processes regarding framework regulations for power markets, renewable energy deployment, power grids and interconnectors. The work assesses the role of technical change as well as political and institutional drivers and barriers for accomplishing the shift to a low-carbon society.


Marie has previously worked as a senior climate policy analyst and project manager of the Climate Action Tracker at Climate Analytics in Berlin. In this position, she was assessing national climate policies and supporting the LDC (least developed countries) and AOSIS (Alliance of small island states) with scientific support in the international climate negotiations. Before joining Climate Analytics, she worked as a policy officer in the Division for International Climate Policy at the Federal Ministry for the Environment in Germany/Berlin and as a policy adviser on renewables and CCS at ZERO, a Norwegian-based NGO. 

Marie received her Master in Sociology from the University of Oslo in 2008. From 2005-2006, she was a visiting student at the Environmental Policy Research Centre at the Department of Political Science / Free University in Berlin. She wrote her Master Thesis with an Erik Blytt scholarship at the SUM-center (Centre for Development and the Environment) at the University of Oslo. During her studies, she also worked as a Research Assistant at CICERO, the Centre for International Climate Research in Oslo.

Tags: Innovation, Energy transition, Policy mixes, Climate Policy, Climate change, Climate Politics


  • Ancygier, A., Cantzler, J., Fekete, H., Hagemann, M., Höhne, N., Kandy, D., Kästner, A., Kersting, J., Köhne, A., Lindberg, M., Mersmann, F., Obergassel, W., Siemons, A., Schumacher, K., Wang-Helmreich, H. and Wehnert, T. (2015): Mitigation Commitments and Fair Effort Sharing in a New Comprehensive Climate Agreement Starting in 2020. Report to the German Environmental Protection Agency (Umweltbundesamt).

  • Höhne, N., Fekete, H., Hagemann, M., Wouters, K., Hare, B., Schaffer, M., Sferra, F., Lindberg, M., Jefferey, L., Rocha, M. and Baxter, C. (2014): China and the US: how does their climate action compare? Climate Action Tracker Policy Brief. 21 October 2014.

  • Hare, B., Schaeffer, B., Sferra, F., Lindberg, M., Gütschow, J., Höhne, N., Fekete, H., Jefferey, L., Rocha, M., Baxter, C. and Wouters, K. (2014): Rapid phase out of coal essential, but not enough to hold warming below 2°C. Climate Action Tracker Policy Brief. 22 September 2014.

  • Hare, B., Schaeffer, M., Lindberg, M., Höhne, N., Fekete, H., Jefferey, L., Gütschow, J., Sferra, F. and Rocha, M. (2014): Below 2°C or 1.5°C depends on rapid action from both Annex I and Non-Annex I countries. Climate Action Tracker Policy Brief. 7 June 2014.

  • Fekete, H., Vieweg, M., Rocha, M., Braun, N., Lindberg, M., Gütschow, J., Jefferey, L., Höhne, N., Hare, B., Schaeffer, M., Macey, K. and Larkin, J. (2013): Analysis of current greenhouse gas emission trend. Climate Action Tracker Report. 30 November 2013.

  • Gjerset, M. and Lindberg, M. (2013): Policy instruments for large-scale CCS, Zero report 2013

  • Lindberg, M. (2012): Possibilities for electricity exchange between Norway and Germany, Zero report 2012

  • Aasen, M., Westskog, H., Wilhite, H. L. and Lindberg, M. B. (2010): “The EU electricity disclosure from the business perspective – A study from Norway”. Energy Policy, 38 (12): pp. 7921-7928

  • Lindberg, M.: „Klimaskepsis i Energisektoren“, Klima 4-2009

  • Lindberg, M. and Brunnengräber, A. (2007): „Versöhnungsformel Klimaschutz. Viel wird derzeit über den Klimaschutz gesprochen, doch gehandelt wird kaum.“ Inkota-Brief 139, März 2007.

  • Lindberg, M. „En ansvarlig klimapolitikk – for dyrt for verdens rikeste land?“ Klassekampen, 26. januar 2007, s. 3

  • Lindberg, M. „En ansvarlig klimapolitikk“ Dagsavisen, 16. januar 2007, s. 3.

  • Lindberg, Marie Byskov; Markard, Jochen & Andersen, Allan Dahl (2018). Policies, actors and sustainability transition pathways: A study of the EU's energy policy mix. Research Policy.  ISSN 0048-7333.  s 1- 15 . doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2018.09.003

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