Marijn Holwerda started working as a PhD researcher at the Groningen Centre of Energy Law in 2009. In 2013 Marijn Holwerda successfully defended his thesis EU regulation of cross-border carbon capture and storage. Next to his research activities, Marijn also teaches on EU climate and energy policy and the regulation of CCS in the University of Groningen's Master's course on Energy Law and the North Sea Energy Law Programme. Prior to working as a PhD researcher at the University of Groningen, Marijn worked for the Dutch government as an advisor on EU climate and energy policy for nearly three years. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he prepared the negotiations on the 2009 EU climate and energy package, including Directive 2009/31/EC on the geological storage of CO2. At the Dutch Prime Minister's Office, he worked as an assistant advisor European Affairs, being involved with, among other issues, EU and international climate and energy policies.
Marijn holds an MA in International Relations (2003) and an LL.M with distinction in European Law (2005) from the University of Groningen.