Björn Zapfel

Senior project expert at CINEA, European Commission

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At the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), Björn focuses on innovative financing schemes for sustainable energy investments, project development assistance and mainstreaming sustainable energy finance.

Before joining CINEA, Björn was a Team Lead in the UNFCCC Climate Change Secretariat, where he was involved in setting up the project-based carbon finance mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol.

Other previous assignments include Programme Officer in Kommunalkredit, with a focus on carbon finance projects in Russia, the Ukraine and various Asian countries, as well as Researcher in the Institute for Ecological Economy Research. He holds a PhD in social and economic sciences.

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