Terkel Petersen was born in Denmark in 1963. His education covers degrees obtained at the Copenhagen Business School and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (Cambridge, Massachusetts); he also studied at Università Bocconi in Milan. He is currently senior expert for Arctic matters at the EU’s External Action Service. Between 2012 and 2015, he was deputy head of division for the Western Balkans. He also covered Asian issues in 2010/11. He served in Geneva at the EU/Council liaison office from 2003 to 2007 (ao. disarmament affairs as well as development issues in the UN and WTO). Before this, he covered ao. multilateral environmental agreements (climate change, biodiversity, CITES) for the EU/Council at HQ (2001-3) and at the Danish Ministry of Energy and Environment (1993-1995 and 1999-2001).