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Andrzej Ancygier

Climate Policy Analyst, Lecturer, New York University

I have been dealing with energy and climate policy since 2007, when I became fascinated by the peak oil theory. After a while, however, I understood that it is not the running out of fossil fuels, but the utilisation of the earth’s atmosphere as an unpriced dump for our pollution, which is the main challenge for the continuous growth of our economy.

Since 2011 I have been lecturing on European environmental policy at the Berlin subsidiary of the New York University and giving courses dealing with global challenges, European integration and, most recently, environmental social movements. Between 2013 and 2015 I worked at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, focusing mainly on European energy and climate policy and the (lack) of cooperation between Poland and Germany in this area.

In 2015 I joined Climate Analytics as an Energy Policy Expert. While analysing the impact of global energy transition on CO2 emissions, I also get to experience the UNFCCC climate negotiations process first-hand. With the implemention of the Paris Agreement topping the agenda, the economic, social and political repercussions of deep decarbonisation remain the main focus of my work.


  • 2011–present
    Lecturer , New York University
  • 2015–present
    Climate Policy Analyst, Climate Analytics
  • 2013–2015
    Research Fellow, Hertie School of Governance


  • 2013 
    Freie Universität Berlin, Ph.D in Social Sciences
  • 2006 
    Wroclaw University, Master in Social Sciences


  • 2014
    A Common Renewable Energy Policy in Europe? Explaining the German-Polish Policy Non-Convergence,
  • 2014
    Possible ‘Contributions’ of European Energy Intensive Industries to the Global Climate Agreement,
  • 2013
    Misfit of Interests instead of the “Goodness of Fit”? Implementation of European Directives 2001/77/EC and 2009/28/EC in Poland,
  • 2013
    Poland and the European Climate Policy: An Uneasy Relationship,