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Dr.  Kirsten Westphal is Executive Director at H2Global Stiftung and leads the independent Analysis & Research Division. The purpose of the H2Global Foundation is to promote the protection of the environment and the climate, with a major focus on Green Hydrogen and other climate-neutral energy carriers. The primary objective is the timely market ramp-up and import of Green Hydrogen and Power-to-X (PtX) products to Europe.

Kirsten is a Member of the National Hydrogen Council, and serves as Deputy Chairman of the Hydrogen Council of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Between 2008-2021, she worked at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP). She headed the project “Geopolitics of Energy Transformation – Hydrogen” funded by the Federal Foreign Office, where she serves as an external advisor now. She was a Member of the Expert Panel to the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation in 2018-2019 and contributed to the Commission’s Report “A New World”, published in 2019. She has published widely on international energy relations and EU external energy relations.

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