Arne Jungjohann (@Arne_JJ) is a political scientist and senior energy analyst. His fields of expertise are climate, democracy, nuclear waste, and coalition governments.

Arne is a crossover between science and politics. As the Lead Editor of the World Nuclear Waste Report he is looking into the challenges that nuclear waste is posing on humankind. He co-authored Energy Democracy – Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables, a standard work on the German energy transition. In addition, Arne focuses his work on political parties, federalism, and coalition governments (such as German Greens in Coalition Governments and Governing Ecologically).

Arne is a member of the Green Academy of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and guest lecturer at the Faculty of Cultural Reflection at the University of Witten/Herdecke.

Previously, he worked for Minister President Winfried Kretschmann in the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg, at the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation in Washington DC, in the Bundestag office of MP Reinhard Loske, and in his family-owned company. He studied political science at the Philipps University of Marburg and the Free University of Berlin. He lives with his family in Stuttgart.

Vita Arne Jungjohann

Since 2014 Author and freelance consultant
2013 Director of Policy and Planning Division, State Ministry Baden-Württemberg
2007-2013 Program Director for Environment and Global Dialogue, Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America, Washington DC
2001-2007 Parliamentary Assistant to Dr. Reinhard Loske, Member of Deutscher Bundestag, deputy party floor leader, Alliance 90/The Greens
2000-2001 Assistant to Management, Detlev Jungjohann Engineer Lmt. Isernhagen, Germany
1997-1999 Masters in Political Science, Free University, Berlin
1994-1997 Political Science, Economics, Philipps University, Marburg
1993 Abitur, Gymnasium Langenhagen

Current Projects

No country worldwide to date has developed a functioning waste management strategy for all kinds of nuclear waste, including a final repository. This is one of the findings of the first World Nuclear Waste Report, which I worked on as the Project Coordinator and Lead Editor.

In  Governing Ecologically (DE) I try to answer if the Germans Greens succeed in implementing policies for an ecological modernization. Presentation in Brussels coming up (December 2019). It’s building upon its predecessor German Greens in Coalition Governments (DE), which looks at the Green Party’s governing experience on Germany’s state level.

In Energy Democracy: Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables (Palgrave MacMillan 2016), Craig Morris and I argue that an active role for citizens in the energy transition helps revitalizing communities and strengthening democracy. Citizen energy is an antidote to rising populism.

Publications in English

Publications in German

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