Sybille Tempel, M.A., is working with FFU since the mid-nineties on Central and Eastern European environment and energy politics. She engaged in research on environmental policy in Central and Eastern European Countries, particularly in Poland and Czech Republic.The organisation of the annual CTI (Climate Technology Initiative) capacity building seminars for CEE and FSU countries on climate technology and energy efficiency from 1999 until 2005, together with Michael Krug, established intensive and fruitful connections with experts from Central and Eastern European as well as Central Asian Countries.
The main topics of her work include climate protection, renewable energy, and role of economic instruments in environmental policy in Central Europe. In the last years her focus has been the promotion of an accelerate development of sustainable biomass use in Central Europe to reduce production and import of fossil fuels.Since 2008, she is being work package leader on behalf of the Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, responsible for the policy work package in the INTERREG IV B project “4Biomass – Fostering the Sustainable Usage of Renewable Energy Sources in Central Europe – Put Biomass into Action!” (2008-2011).
Climate protection issues, energy and power politics in Central Eastern Europe, policies for promotion of renewable energies, promoting sustainable biomass use in Central Eastern Europe, the role of economic instruments in environmental policy