Pelin was fomerly a Senior Policy Advisor at E3G. Pelin’s work primarily focused on power sector decarbonisation in Europe and the role of infrastructure. Her recent work included an analysis of costs and risks of power sector decarbonisation in the UK, Germany and Poland, and the role of grid infrastructure for large scale renewables deployment in Europe’s North Seas and cost effective decarbonisation.
She also led and contributed to a number of major E3G projects and advisory work on climate diplomacy, and low carbon innovation and technology cooperation. Her past work included providing strategic analysis to governments, foundations, and other non-governmental organisations on how to foster international cooperation for low carbon technology and innovation in the context of international climate negotiations. She also co-led a research and advisory project which identified strategic opportunities for climate action in a group of key emerging economies.
Prior to joining E3G, Pelin worked at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London as a research assistant on the impact assessment of forest governance and poverty reduction, Action for a Global Climate Community based in London, and the European Commission (DG Environment) at the Industry and Environment Unit.
She holds an MA in Environment, Politics and Globalisation from King’s College London, where she studied as a UK FCO Chevening Scholar, and an MSc in Ecology from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She speaks Turkish, English, and French.