About ICF

Katrin Heeren

Director, Climate and Sustainability + ICF Climate Center Senior Fellow

Katrin is a senior environmental professional with over 20 years of work experience in biodiversity, climate, and sustainability policy and practice.

Katrin is experienced working on environmental topics across different sectors and types of organizations, such as biodivesity, climate, and sustainability policy and practice. She focuses on building networks and relationships with diverse stakeholders, influencing policy/decision-makers, and promoting innovative projects and initiatives at national and international levels. Katrin gained expertise in European Union environmental policy while representing U.S., U.K., and European organizations at the E.U. policy level.

Katrin contributed to global environmental and climate initiatives, such as the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the U.N. Decade on Education for Sustainable Development, and the Nature4Climate Initiative.

Katrin’s primary responsibilities are with climate and sustainability, where she directs all aspects of large-scale programs, networks, and initiatives for the European institutions and national governments. She has experience with a particular emphasis of work relating to climate, energy, environment and sustainability at large. She acts as a senior technical expert in policy areas relating to the E.U. Green Deal. Katrin provides thought leadership and methodological expertise.

Katrin is a senior fellow with the ICF Climate Center. In this role, she provides compelling research and objective perspectives on a wide range of climate-related topics to help advance climate conversations and accelerate climate action.

  • M.Sc. in Geology/Paleontology, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
  • Management certificate, Environmental Sciences, FernUniversität, Hagen
  • TPMBA GLOBAL, PowerMBA program, the Power Business School