Marion Vieweg – Founder

I am a senior energy and climate policy advisor based in Berlin, Germany. I specialise in analysing energy and climate policy, mitigation options, climate finance and the linkages to sustainable development, and have 24 years of experience in fair trade, the private sector and climate policy.

I have worked as a consultant for Ecofys and Climate Analytics and as a programme officer at the UNFCCC Secretariat, and have extensive experience in the design, monitoring and evaluation of mitigation policies, as well as being one of the lead authors of the WRI GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard.

Key qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of mitigation options in developed and developing countries at the technological level, in the context of enabling frameworks and climate finance
  • Strong experience in assessing and quantifying energy and climate change policies, institutional frameworks and barriers
  • Ability to link the climate change debate to the sustainable development agenda
  • Solid experience in international climate negotiations
  • Excellent knowledge of MRV of developing countries under the UNFCCC, in particular the preparation of Biennial Update Reports (BURs) and the International Consultation and Analysis (ICA) process.


  • Excellent analytical skills spanning from policy to data analysis
  • Convincing presentation and communication of results
  • Results oriented development of deliverables
  • Fast learning and high flexibility
  • Track record of successfully managing projects with international teams
  • Ability to work under pressure and keep deadlines


I am working with a network of senior experts at SQ Consult. The network allows to address questions with a wide range of expertise. With 15+ years of experience, each network member is dedicated to deliver highest quality. Associated have worked for high-end, mostly public clients, including the European Commission, the World Bank, and other multilateral financial institutions.

I am a freelance energy and climate policy consultant based in Berlin. My work focuses on energy and climate policy analysis, mitigation options and the link to sustainable development. Much of my work in the past has focused on the UNFCCC negotiations and the assessment of options for raising the level of ambition globally. In recent years, I have increasingly worked on pathways to decarbonise the transport sector and on challenges in the energy-transport nexus.

My experience includes working at the UNFCCC Secretariat, where I supported the International Consultation and Analysis (ICA) process for developing country biennial reports and was responsible for implementing and developing the CGE training programme for the teams of technical experts.

With the Climate Action Tracker in particular, I have not only worked at this global level, but also looked at national policy implementation. How far along are countries on the path to a low-carbon society? This has been the main question underpinning much of the analysis I have been involved in over the past years. This means taking a close look at national institutions, policies and barriers, but it also requires a detailed assessment of what is needed to make the transition to a low carbon society. These two issues, combined with the need to ensure sustainable development for the world’s poor and most vulnerable, remain at the heart of my work.

I am an associate of SQ Consult, a strong international network of 22 associates committed to delivering high quality, reliable, pragmatic and sustainable solutions.

Recent work

Strategic management of the Renewables Global Futures Report 2023

The 2023 edition of the Renewables Global Futures Report will ask the question: “What is the role of renewables in decarbonising the transport sector?”

CGE Training materials on mitigation assessment

CGE training materials are updated to reflect the latest science, particularly the findinigs from the sixth IPCC Assessment Report, and the transition to the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement

Support to the Technical Analysis of BURs and Review of BRs

I assist the UNFCCC secretariat in coordinating the technical analysis of BURs and NC/BR submissions of developed country Parties.

Preparation of the project proposal for Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Integration in India

The programme aims to bring the energy transition closer to community level. I support the design of activities and proposal preparation.

Transport in new Nationally Determined Contributions and Long-Term Strategies​

The project analyses the role of transport in new and updated NDCs and LTS


Founded in 2014, Current Future provides services related to climate change mitigation and its link to sustainable development. Based in Berlin, services are provided globally, including

  • Research & analysis
  • Methodology development
  • Quality control
  • Design of projects, workshops and research activities
  • Workshop facilitation & working group coordination


Senior Associate

Since August 2014 I am a senior associate at SQ consult, a strong network of international senior experts that combine policy, legal, technical, economic and financial expertise. 

CO-Founder & Director

In August 2020 I, together with two colleagues, founded a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the transition towards sustainable mobility in low- and middle income countries. Check out our website! 

My background

After studying economics in Hohenheim, Germany, and Guelph, Canada, I worked for Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) in Bonn, developing harmonised Fairtrade standards and monitoring tools. I then worked as a consultant in strategy consulting and SAP implementation. I focused on project management and process design in various sectors of industry and commerce.

During a Master’s degree in Energy Management at the University of Koblenz, I specialised in international climate policy, renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency. I then spent two years at Ecofys, where I was responsible for activities related to new mechanisms within the international climate regime and carried out a number of projects related to policy evaluation and design.

From 2010 to early 2014, I worked for Climate Analytics, supporting the international climate negotiations under the UNFCCC and working on various policy analysis projects, including leading the Climate Action Tracker team.

I have more than 20 years of project management experience in various sectors, working both nationally and internationally, and more than 15 years of experience working as a policy analyst in the energy and climate field.

Selected work experience


April 2015 – December 2015


Programme Officer, ICA Support Unit

Support and implementation of the TTE training programme

Support to the first rounds of technical analysis under the ICA.

Climate Analytics
February 2011 – January 2014


Policy Advisor

Tracking emission commitments and actions of countries

Supporting negotiators from Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.

June 2008 – November 2010


Consultant International Climate Strategy

International climate negotiations: sectoral approaches; Nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) for developing countries

Climate policy evaluation: low carbon scenarios; policy comparison and evaluation; policy design


M.Sc. Energy Management

University of Koblenz / Landau – October 2006 – March 2009

  • Renewable energy technologies
  • International and national (German) climate- and energy policy
  • German energy law


Dipl. oec. Economics

Hohenheim University – October 1991 – February 1999

  • Macroeconomics
  • Agricultural Economics of the Tropics and Subtropics


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