I work as freelance consultant for energy and climate strategies in Berlin. Focus of my work is the analysis of energy and climate policy, mitigation options, and the link to sustainable development. A lot of my work in the past centred around the UNFCCC negotiations and assessing options to enhance the level of ambition globally.
My experiences include working at the UNFCCC secretariat, where I supported the process for international consultation and analysis (ICA) of biennial update reports of developing countries and was responsible for the implementation and further development of the CGE training programme for the teams of technical experts.
Especially with the Climate Action Tracker I have not only worked at this global level, but also looked at national policy implementation. How far are countries on track towards a low carbon society? This has been the main question underlying much of the analysis I was involved in over the last years. This means taking a close look at national institutions, policies and barriers, but also requires a detailed assessment of what is necessary for the transition to a low carbon society. Those two questions, combined with the need to ensure sustainable development for the poor and most vulnerable in this world continue to be the focus of my work.
I am an associate with SQ Consult, a strong international network of 28 associates that have committed themselves to delivering high quality, reliable, pragmatic and lasting solutions in sustainability.
After studying economics in Hohenheim, Germany, and Guelph, Canada, I worked for Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) in Bonn, developing harmonised Fairtade Standards and monitoring tools. Following this I worked as a consultant in strategy consulting and SAP implementation. I concentrated on project management and process design in various sectors in industry and trade.
During a master degree in energy management at Koblenz University I specialised in international climate policy, renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency. I then spent two years with Ecofys, where I was responsible for activities related to new mechanisms within the international climate regime and conducted a range of projects related to policy evaluation and design. From 2010 to beginning 2014 I worked for Climate Analytics, supporting the international climate negotiations under the UNFCCC and working on various projects related to policy analysis, including leading the Climate Action Tracker team.
I have more than 15 years experience in project management in various sectors, working both nationally and internationally and more than 7 years experience in working as a policy analyst in the energy and climate field.
April 15 - Dec. 15 UNFCCC, Bonn
Programme Officer, ICA Support Unit
- Support and implementation of the TTE training programme
- Support to the first rounds of technical analysis under the ICA
Feb. 11 - Jan. 14 Climate Analytics, Berlin
- Tracking emission commitments and actions of countries
- Supporting negotiators from Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States
June 08 - Nov. 10 Ecofys, Cologne
Consultant International Climate Strategy
- International climate negotiations: sectoral approaches; Nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) for developing countries
- Climate policy evaluation: low carbon scenarios; policy comparison and evaluation; policy design
Oct. 06 - Mar. 09 M.Sc. Energy Management. University of Koblenz / Landau with a focus on:
- Renewable energy technologies
- International and national (German) climate- and energy policy
- German energy law
Oct. 91 - Feb. 99 Dipl. oec. Economics. Hohenheim University with a focus on:
- Agricultural Economics of the Tropics and Subtropics