Markus Knigge

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Markus Knigge "is Policy and Research Director with the Pew Environment Group’s European Marine Programme. He is responsible for developing policy proposals, commissioning and managing research and devising strategies for the dissemination of findings. Markus is at the forefront of Pew’s support of the EU Common’s Fisheries Policy, involving high level and frequent contact with Commission officials, Members of the European Parliament, Member State governments and industry representatives.

"Previously, Markus worked as EU Marine Programme Officer for the European Policy Office of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and as Senior Fellow with Ecologic Institute in Berlin and Brussels.

"Markus studied Urban and Regional Planning at the Technical University Berlin, Germany and the Instituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice, Italy. As a scholar of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) he graduated at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in international affairs and international economics.

"In 2004, Markus Knigge was awarded with the John J. McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Affairs and in 2005 with a Research scholarship at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He is policy advisor to Ecologic Institute’s Transatlantic Programme, a member of the Tönissteiner Kreis, an association dedicated to the promotion of young international leaders, and of 3plusX, a network for young professionals working on sustainable development." [1]

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  1. Markus Knigge, Pew Environment Group, accessed June 16, 2010.