Daniel Puig holds an MSc in biology. In 2020 he obtained a PhD touching upon some of the main challenges that parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change face in their efforts to implement the Paris Agreement.
After a short stint at the Finish Water and Environment Research Institute (today, the Finish Environment Institute), between 1996 and 2001 Daniel worked for COWI A/S, an international consulting company based in Denmark. He conducted analyses of European Union environmental policies on behalf of the European Commission, and contributed to state-of-the-environment reporting processes by the European Environment Agency. Between 2001 and 2011, Daniel worked for the United Nations Environment Programme. Among other issues, he worked on assessments of solar and wind energy resource potentials, and a methodological framework to support the planning of national-level climate change policies.
Since 2011 Daniel has been employed at the UNEP DTU Partnership, a specialised centre within the Technical University of Denmark. Among other issues, he has worked on quantifying the uncertainty around projections of greenhouse-gas emission (baseline) scenarios, has conducted an assessment of the co-benefits of energy efficiency policies in G20 countries, has coordinated the preparation of two editions of the “emissions gap report”, and has contributed to several editions of the “adaptation gap report”. At present, his work is mostly focused on climate change-induced loss and damage.