Femke joined the European Climate Foundation in October 2020 as a project manager on clean heating in the Buildings Programme. In this role, she supports the ECF’s community efforts on fossil-free buildings.
Prior to the ECF, Femke worked for over 12 years on different aspects of European climate policies in research, politics, civil society, and industry. She used to work as an economics researcher at an environmental consultancy, a political advisor to Green member of the European Parliament Bas Eickhout, a policy director at Carbon Market Watch, and an energy and climate manager at a European trade association.
Femke is an econometrician by training, specialized in environmental economics, and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Amsterdam. She has good memories from her time studying abroad at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, where she decided to write her master thesis on the external environmental costs of our meat consumption.
Femke lives in Brussels in an electrically heated apartment and enjoys reading, debating, and exploring new places. She is a native Dutch speaker and fluent in English while trying to improve her French.