Thinking Tomorrow Today

Tailored solutions for climate policy

Combating climate change requires robust analysis and solutions that are adapted to the specific situation.

 

I provide support for mitigation efforts that address concrete challenges.

Projects

 

 

Climate policy analysis

Successful mitigation action starts with robust analysis of available options, existing framework conditions and barriers.

I support decision-makers with research and analysis for setting up climate-relevant policies, defining pathways and assessing the effectiveness of implemented activities. 

Climate finance

Climate finance is an important tool in brining about the transformation we need to combat climate change. Because public finance is too limited to fund all required investments, it is even more important that it is spent effectively and in a way that triggers much larger private finance flows.

I support organisations in evaluating the effectiveness of climate finance and conduct analysis of the transparency of climate finance flows.

Project development

Designing projects for maximum effectiveness requires an inclusive analysis of the underlying challenges. Only working closely with stakeholders on the ground that have a deep understanding of the local situation will deliver successful projects.

I bridge the need for in-depth understanding of the local situation and the design and reporting needs of international donors, to deliver successful project and programme proposals. 

Capacity-building

People drive change. Knowledge and expertise are key factors for successful climate action.

I develop training material around climate change mitigation action, conduct traning events and facilitate workshops that bring together stakeholders.

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Why Act?

Climate change will transform our civilization in a fundamental way. Without quick and effective action, we will see increasingly severe consequences for humans and our societies. Extreme heat becomes more frequent, water resources and food production become less reliable, diseases move into new ranges, sea levels rise and infrastructure keeps being damaged from floods and storms. 

What To Do?

We need to stop emitting greenhouse gases as fast as possible to limit global warming to an extent that keeps impacts manageable. In 2015, all countries agreed in the Paris Agreement that we need to achieve net zero emissions in the second half of the century. However, we are still continuing to increase global emissions. The good news is – there is a lot we can do and we have the technologies we need to do it.

But we must do it, and fast!

Measuring Success

Whatever action we implement – we want to know if we achieved what we set out to do. So, keeping a tab on CO2 concentrations could be enough to see if we are successful. However, if you can’t measure it – you can’t manage it: We may need to take a closer look at individual measures on the way. Measuring success is not only about achieving your objectives, it is also a tool to fine-tune actions so they can be as effective as possible and adapt to changing circumstances.

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Of publishing scientists agree that:

  • Earth’s climate has warmed significantly since the late 1800s.
  • Human activities (primarily greenhouse gas emissions) are the primary cause.
  • Continuing emissions will increase the likelihood and severity of global effects.

J. L. Powell (2017)

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Blogs

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Coal – to exit or not to exit?

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The Paris Agreement, coal and Ms. Meier

Ms. Meier is a secretary. She lives and works in a small town in Germany. She has – very likely – never heard of the Paris Agreement, nor would it interest her. Let’s discuss why Ms. Meier is nevertheless key to the success of the Paris Agreement.