Lasse Ohlsen holds a master’s degree in Environmental and Resource Management (with a focus on renewable energy sources), combined with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Southern Denmark. His master thesis addressed the issue of climate change mitigation and renewable energy scenarios in Turkey. More specifically, he analysed the INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution) of Turkey regarding the economic and technical feasibility of the greenhouse gas mitigation measures that are to be implemented in the energy sector. The thesis was written as a follow-up project to a previously completed internship at GIZ. From August 2015 until February 2016, Lasse worked as an intern in the project “Capacity development for the implementation of a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system for greenhouse gas emissions” at the GIZ Office in Ankara, Turkey.
From March 2017 until June 2018, he worked at NIRAS A/S in Denmark as a graduate consultant within international development cooperation, climate change and renewable energy. Subsequently, he moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where he assisted a partner company of the energy investor G7 Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd to scale up their mini-grid business in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2019, he worked as a Consultant in Green Energy Finance at GFA Consultant Group GmbH in Hamburg, Germany. At GFA, he was active in all areas of consulting for ongoing financial systems development projects, particularly in the field of sustainable energy finance. His responsibilities included the acquisition of new projects, including intensive research, contracting of experts and partners, drafting technical proposals, as well as overall authoring of tender documents.
Lasse Ohlsen joined the greenwerk. in January 2020 as a Junior Consultant Climate and Energy and supports the team in ongoing projects with various research and analysis activities, on topics such as international climate financing, national climate protection initiatives, as well as approaches to the identification and monitoring of emission reductions and GHG reduction strategies in different sectors.