Martje Köppen

Martje Köppen is a Research Associate working on carbon management technology legislation with Dr. Steve Smith and Prof. Myles Allen at the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment and the Oxford Martin School. She is also a Dean’s Scholar at the Faculty of Law reading for her DPhil in Climate Change Law at the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme, where she researches the (contested) role of law in the Net Zero transition. Her present research interests cover:

  • the legislation and regulation of Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) and Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)
  • the decarbonisation of the energy and industry sector’s hard to abate process emissions and the role of law and legal instruments in this context.

Prior to joining the Sustainable Law Programme, Martje held a position within the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. There she co-connceptualised and administrated German Carbon Contracts for Difference (CCfDs). Martje holds a law degree from Bucerius Law School (Scholar of the German Government) and an MSc in Environmental and Energy Technology from Imperial College London (Imperial Scholar and Turing Scholar).


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