Dr. Artur Runge-Metzger Head of Climate Change & Energy Unit European Commission Artur Runge-Metzger, Head of Climate Change and Energy Unit, DG Environment of the European Commission. He holds a doctoral degree in agricultural economics. He started his professional career at the University of Go?Nttingen, Germany in 1985. His main scientific topics were natural resources economics and development economics, which included extensive field research in West Africa. He joined the European Commission in 1993, starting his career in the EC Delegation in Zimbabwe where he was responsible for the bilateral co-operation covering agricultural policies, rural development and the environment. From the end of 1997, he worked for four years in DG Development and DG Environment in Brussels on a wide range of environmental issues, particularly climate change. During the last two years, he was Head of Operations in the EC Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina. He took up his new responsibility as Head of the Climate Change and Energy Unit on 1 September 2003.