On September 2015, Karl Falkenberg was appointed as senior advisor at European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) dealing with Sustainable Development. He is a trained economist and journalist.
He has a long experience as international negotiator in the European Commission. He started his career in the Commission as textiles negotiator, has dealt with
international fisheries issues and since 1985 with the GATT.
In 1990, he served as foreign policy advisor to EU President Jacques Delors, with particular focus on the German unification process. He was involved in the Uruguay Round negotiations and negotiated the telecommunications and financial services agreements in WTO.
From 2005 to 2008 he coordinated all bilateral trade policies as Deputy Director General. From January 2009 to August 2015, he was Director General of the Environment, covering the EU's environmental policy in both its domestic and international dimensions.