Norbert Gorißen – Lab Advisor

Head of International Climate Finance, International Climate Initiative Division, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany


Mr Norbert Gorißen is Head of the Division “International Climate Finance, International Climate Initiative” at the Federal Environment Ministry. In this capacity he is responsible for the international negotiations on climate finance, including the Green Climate Fund. Furthermore he manages and coordinates the International Climate Initiative, which supports with 120 Mio. € per year climate related projects in developing countries. He has been working for the Ministry since 1999. In 2003 he became Head of Division for “International and EU Affairs in the Field of Renewable Energies”, where his responsibilities included the preparation and implementation of the International Conference for Renewable Energies Renewables2004. During Germany’s EU Presidency he was Head of the Ministry’s European Division. Prior to joining the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Mr Gorißen held various posts in the areas of transport and environment in the Federal Environment Agency. Mr Gorißen holds a diploma degree for mechanical engineering from the RWTH Aachen University.