“Women Energize Women” conference
ICM – International Congress Center
Munich, Germany
12 May 2022

Bärbel Höhn

Special Representative for Energy in Africa for the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
Germany

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 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, 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.