Netherlands, Germany

Bente Klein

Bente Klein is originally from the Netherlands, but in the past 2.5 years has lived in four countries with the fifth being Germany, coming up soon. Bente was trained as an environmental and climate change lawyer at the University of Edinburgh and currently works as renewable energy and climate policy consultant. She aims to help governments – especially in the Global South – and international organisations, with the creation of policy to safeguard our planet for future generations and share our common resources in an equitable manner. When the law gets too static or climate politics too frustrating, however, Bente likes to engage in bottom-up activism and lobbying to make politicians and lawmakers move a tad faster.