Dr Sybille Röhrkasten

Scientific Project Lead Energy Transition
+49 331 28822-393


IASS Project

Research Interests

  • International dimension of the energy transition
  • Global energy governance
  • G20 energy agenda
  • Water-energy nexus

Curriculum Vitae

  • 12/2014: PhD, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Topic: Contested ideas in global renewable energy governance. Contrasting the governments of Germany and Brazil
  • 01/2010-12/2013: Foreign policy consultancy, Global Issues Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin
  • 02-04/2013: Visiting researcher, Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Brasília, and Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 08-12/2009: German Global Compact Network, Berlin
  • 10/2003-07/2009: Studies of International Economics (Diploma), Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
  • 10/2004-07/2009: Studies of Political Science (Magister Artium), Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
  • 08-12/2005: Semester abroad, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

Selected Lectures and Speeches

  • Presentation „On the challenges to integrate water in energy planning” at the conference “The Water-Energy-Nexus: integrated energy and water planning in the WANA region”, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)/ Wuppertal Institute/ WANA Institute, Amman, April 6th 2016
  • Presentation “International dimension of the energy transition”, Final Seminar for International Climate Protection Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Berlin, January 13th 2016
  • Moderation of the Side Event „Towards sustainable energy security in a water-constrained world” of IASS, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), World Bank and Greenpeace Africa, South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), Cape Town, October 5th 2015
  • Presentation “Framing the session: On the need for integrated water and energy governance” at the World Water Week Event “Governing the water-energy nexus: new integrated management practices” of IASS, IRENA and World Bank, Stockholm, August 24th 2015
  • Presentation „Advancing an international Energiewende policy: Where do we stand?” at the IASS-SWP-DIE Workshop „Advancing Germany’s International Energiewende Policy. Lessons Learned from North Africa“, Potsdam, June 29th 2015
  • Presentation „Global energy governance and multilateral cooperation“ at the conference „Integración Energética Regional: desafíos geopolíticos y climáticos“, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) and Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI), Brasília, June 2nd 2015
  • Panel discussion “Die globale Energiewende gestalten. Aber wie?” within the Series „Forschung trifft Praxis: nachhaltige Entwicklung in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit”, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Bonn, October 28th 2014
  • Presentation “Nexus-Szenarien: Treiber, Trends und Risiken - Energie“ at the SWP Colloquium „Der Nexus Wasser-Energie-Nahrung: Wie mit vernetzten Versorgungsrisiken umgehen?“ Berlin, June 3rd 2013
  • Presentation “Institutional landscape for renewable energy promotion“ at the SWP Conference “International Governance for Renewable Energy and the Role of Emerging Powers“, Berlin, June 21st 2012
  • Presentation “Wir reden aneinander vorbei! Erneuerbare Energien in der deutschen und brasilianischen Außenpolitik“ at the Annual Conference 2012 of the ADLAF-Working Group Brazil “Brasilien – Land der Gegenwart“, Lateinamerika-Institut der Freien Universität Berlin, April 14th 2012
  • Presentation “Konkurrenz um energetische Ressourcen: Erdöl und Biokraftstoffe“ at the SWP Conference “Konkurrenz um knappe Ressourcen“, Berlin, September 14th 2010

Honors and Awards

  • 04/2006-07/2009: Scholarship of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES)