Daniel Klingenfeld is part of a network of young German and Chinese leaders from all sectors who come together to engage in intensive dialogue and to undergo further professional and intercultural training. The Zukunftsbrücke – Chinese-German Young Professional Campus takes place in alternate years in China and Germany.
Daniel Klingenfeld is an expert on energy and climate policy issues. As Head of the Director's Staff at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, he is in charge of the scientific and organizational support of Professor Schellnhuber and manages the dialogue with politics, business, and society at large. Daniel Klingenfeld has been working at PIK since September 2009, initially as a research analyst for the director at the German Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government (WBGU). He holds a doctorate in the field of international climate policy from Technical University Berlin and further degrees from the Kennedy School at Harvard University (Master in Public Policy) and ESCP Europe (M.Sc. in Management). Previous international work experience includes the Climate Change and Clean Energy Group at IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates.