Bärbel Höhn

Job Title
BMZ Special Representative for Energy in Africa
Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Bärbel Höhn is a German politician for Alliance '90/The Greens. Ms. Höhn became State Minister for Environment and Agriculture in North Rhine-Westphalia from 1995 to 2005. In 2005 she was elected to the Bundestag in the 2005 national elections. She first served as chairwoman of the Committee on Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection from 2005 to 2006. Between 2006 and 2013 she was vice chairwoman of the Green parliamentary group in the Bundestag, and as such responsible for the issues of energy, climate, environment, transport, agriculture, nature conservation and construction. From 2014 to 2017 Bärbel Höhn served as chairwoman of the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. Having participated in various UN Climate Change conferences, she was a regular speaker at international climate and energy conventions.
Since November 2017, Bärbel Höhn has been acting as unpaid Special Representative for Energy in Africa for the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. She plays a special role in this regard to promote the Green People's Energy initiative with their many years of political experience and expertise in citizen-based renewable energy.

June 14, 2023Roundtable Discussion


Further Content

Wes Stein, Chief Research Scientist for Solar Technologies at CSIRO

CSP – How Concentrated Solar Power Works

The smarter E Podcast Episode 150 | Language: English

September 14, 2023

With CSP we can achieve high temperatures of 150 - 1500 Celsius to drive power cycles or industrial processes such as cement production or green hydrogen. But how far along is CSP technology? Wes Stein will give us the answer to this and other questions.

Market Trends

PV Production: Can Europe Keep Up With the Rest of the World?

September 7, 2023

Even though the European Solar PV Industry Alliance is predicting that its own annual production capacity goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) will actually be exceeded by 2025, there’s still no guarantee that Europe will be able to catch back up with the international competition and secure a leading position again when it comes to PV production.

Dr. Hamed Beheshti and Ahmad Sandid

How Solar PV Is Helping to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

The smarter E Podcast Episode 149 | Language: English

September 7, 2023

Africa has a huge untapped solar potential. The integrated solar water desalination project at Lodwar Hospital in Kenya is a flagship project that contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals.


PV-Symposium Brings Together Optimistic German-speaking Solar Industry

March 3, 2023

Innovations at the PV Symposium: Solar technology, sector coupling, promotion of renewable energies


EU energy transition initiatives ETIP SNET and BRIDGE present themselves

March 1, 2023

The EU initiatives ETIP SNET and BRIDGE will present themselves at a joint booth at EM Power Europe 2023.

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