Christine Falken-Grosser

German Federal Ministry for Energy and Climate

Head of Unit

Dr. Christine Falken-Grosser is heading the division for Bilateral Energy Cooperation within the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany. Previously she headed the German Delegation to the Paris Club and worked in the field of foreign investment finance policies and with multilateral development banks. For four years Christine served as the Economic Counsellor in the Embassy of Germany in Bangkok, Thailand, where she supported German Companies in their endeavours abroad and coordinated German bilateral industry, energy, climate and scientific cooperation with the Kingdom of Thailand. Before she went abroad, Christine took part in several bilateral trade negotiations, amongst others with Canada, Japan and Vietnam for services and investment issues. A former responsibility included also the negotiation of the 3rd trading period of the Emissions Trading Scheme in Brussels. Christine holds degrees in Economics and Business Studies and a doctorate in Public Finance, she was born in Leipzig and is married with two children.

Sessions With Christine Falken-Grosser

Monday, 7 March

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 03:30pm - 04:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 09:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 10:10 pm

    How Can Public Innovation Funding Supercharge Decarbonization?

    Breakfast Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Decarbonizing the global economy requires significant investment. At the same time, the technologies needed to enable this goal still require both technical and commercial de-risking. With no single entity able to perform the heavy lifting associated with transitioning the energy system, what should the role of government be in accelerating this level of decarbonization? How can it support innovation to advance net zero goals? What synergies amongst ecosystem players can be leveraged to deliver these solutions?

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Aftershock: Financing the European Energy Transition

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG
    In Europe, the energy price shock has sent policymakers scrambling for solutions, but it has not changed the European Union’s fundamental commitment to meet its decarbonization targets on the path toward net-zero emissions with an emphasis on early emissions reductions. Investment banks, fund managers, and private equity are firmly on board with the energy transition and set to play a leading role—not only to live up to the ESG commitments that are becoming fundamental to the mission of many institutions, but also because of the returns that they hope will be available. This discussion will consider key issues in this fast-changing space. What role does the booming market in green bonds play in the transition process? What is the impact of the emerging EU taxonomy for sustainability disclosure? How will the deployment of public funding for emerging areas such as hydrogen influence the transition process?