Mr Edwin Koekkoek

First Counsellor, Energy and Climate Action, EU Delegation to India


Edwin Koekkoek is First Counsellor on Energy and Climate Action in the European Union (EU) Delegation to India, responsible for EU-India cooperation on Energy and Climate Action, including the implementation of the 2016 Clean Energy and Climate Partnership.

Prior to joining the EU Delegation, he worked for 7 years in the Netherlands' Ministry of Environment, 5 years as part of the Dutch delegation to the climate negotiations and 2 years as senior policy advisor on air quality.

He then worked for 11 years for the European Parliament, including 5 years in the Environment Committee, inter alia on climate change and renewable energy. He specialized in the EU legislative procedures and negotiations between the Parliament and Council. He also worked in the Cabinet of the President, advising him inter alia on energy and climate issues.

Edwin Koekkoek studied Environmental Sciences at the "Wageningen University & Research" in the Netherlands.