As adviser for climate policy, Steffen follows all related legislative files, especially the emission trading scheme (ETS) and the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), as well as international negotiations on climate matters (e.g. COP). He also deals with low-emission mobility. Before joining BusinessEurope, Steffen worked in the energy sector for the German utility innogy, and also gained some experience in the European Parliament. Steffen holds Master’s degrees in foreign policy and European studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and the Free University of Berlin, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Groningen. He is fluent in English and German (his mother tongue), and understands French and Dutch.