Maximilian von Kleist-Retzow specialised in climate policy, energy economics and digitalisation at the Hertie School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies from Maastricht University. During his Professional Year and his second year of studies, he worked as a policy officer in the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety on national climate policy. There, he contributed to the 2019 climate package and prepared climate cabinet meetings. Furthermore, his professional experience includes public sector consultancy on digitalisation as a working student for Roland Berger. He also interned at the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva and the office of a Member of the German Bundestag. Maximilian holds a scholarship from Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst.
Master's thesis title
How decarbonising transport works for everyone: The distributional impacts of policy options in Germany - An analysis of carbon taxes, fuel efficiency standards, feebates, a carbon-based vehicle tax and combustion bans.