Matthias Buck heads the European energy policy work at Agora Energiewende as Director Europe with activities in Brussels, France, Poland, the Pentalateral Forum region, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Romania, and the six Western Balkan countries.
Before joining Agora in September 2015, Matthias Buck worked for more than ten years with the European Commission: in the Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy; as a Commission expert seconded to the German government advising on EU aspects of the German energy transition; as member of the cabinet of Janez Potočnik, former EU Commissioner for the environment; and as EU negotiator for multilateral and regional environmental and free trade agreements.
Matthias Buck is a fully qualified German lawyer and political scientist. He studied in Germany, Spain, the US, and the UK. Matthias is the author or editor of several books and has written numerous papers and book chapters. He was co-founder and a long-year editor of the Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law.