Project Team

Senior Expert Team

Team Leader, Senior Environmental Expert: Mr Joachim MONKELBAAN

Mr. Joachim Monkelbaan, is an independent consultant specialised in trade and sustainable development. For the last five years, Mr. Monkelbaan served as a Senior Consultant for UNEP’s Trade Unit and as Senior Programme Officer on trade, investment and climate change at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva. Previously, he was Programme Officer for multilateral cooperation on renewable energy at the International Center for Small Hydro Power (IC-SHP) based in Hangzhou, China, a Policy Officer at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Global Policy Unit in Switzerland, and a Legal and Economic Officer at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Senior Industry Key Expert: Mr Peter BRUN

Mr. Peter Brun has for seven years worked as an international trade policy expert and as market access advisor for Danish companies. In 2004-06 he headed the market access advisory function at the Danish Expert Council. From 2006 to 2013, Brun was Head of Global Government Relations at Vestas Wind Systems. Peter Brun has also served as President of the Danish Wind Industry Association, Vice President of the European Wind Energy Association, and as a board member of national industry federations and wind power associations around the world. In March 2013 he joined the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva.

Modelling Key Expert: Mr Hector Pollitt, Cambridge Econometrics

Hector Pollitt, Director and Head of International Modelling at Cambridge Econometrics, has extensive experience in the development and application of macroeconomic modelling tools. He holds overall responsibility for maintenance of Cambridge Econometric’s global E3ME model. Recent applications of E3ME include contributions to the European Commission’s Impact Assessments of:
• The 2030 energy and climate targets
• Energy Efficiency Directive
• Energy Taxation Directive
Hector led on the environmental modelling for the Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) of the EU-Canada trade deal and is currently contributing to the Trade SIA of the EU-US deal. In 2015 he will publish an analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other proposed trade deals in East Asia in the forthcoming book E3 Modelling for a Sustainable Low Carbon Economy in East Asia.

Research Team

Project Manager, Junior Environmental Expert: Emily HEMMINGS

Emily Hemmings is currently Project Manger of the Energy and Environment division, DS. In addition to being Project Manager of the EGA Trade SIA, Emily is responsible for overseeing two environmental projects that are funded by EC DG CLIMA: the Sectoral New Market Mechanism Project and the ETS Summer University Project. Emily is experienced in the mobilisation of key experts and the identification and coordination of non-key experts and project team members in order to ensure timely delivery of project activities that adhere to strict Standard Operating Procedures formalized by DS.

Junior Environmental Expert: Jonas LIND

Jonas Lind is a Project Officer in the Energy and Environment division at DS, where he provides input into the technical and operational design of projects funded by the EC, including the Sectoral New Market Mechanism and the ETS Summer University projects. Previously, Jonas has worked as environmental researcher focusing on global environmental policy and climate finance. He holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and a BA from St. Olaf College in the United States.

Junior Researcher: Jay BROHMAN

Jay Brohman is a Project Officer at DEVELOPMENT Solutions Beijing office. He plays an integral supporting role in the development and implementation of new and ongoing projects, including those funded by the European Commission with technical input and assistance offered by DG Trade, DG CLIMA and DG Enterprise. His role involves technical research, coordination of partners and experts, stakeholder engagement, drafting reports and completion of other key project deliverables. Jay also manages the implementation of various trainings and workshops of ongoing projects in Europe, China and other third countries. Prior to working at DS, Jay was responsible for data collection, research analysis and compiling information as a research assistant while pursuing his BA at Simon Fraser University in Canada.