Katharina joined NewClimate Institute in 2016 working on climate compatible finance and non-state action. She has close to 10 years’ experience working with financial institutions, corporate and public entities on climate and broader sustainability issues. Prior to joining NewClimate she led the property investing work stream at the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). This included for example the development of guidance to enable property investors and professionals to systematically apply and integrate ESG criteria into investment and lending decisions. Before that, Katharina managed CDP´s work with financial institutions and companies regarding the disclosure and use of climate change related data in Southern Europe and worked with the Permanent Mission of Vanuatu in New York to raise awareness for the country’s climate change related challenges.

She holds a M.A. in international studies from Laval University, Canada, and a B.Sc. in economics and social sciences from the Free University of Bolzano, Italy. Katharina recently completed a course to become a Certified Expert in Sustainable Finance at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

Non-state and subnational climate action in China and India
Publication date 17 Dec 2021

The two reports present a brief overview of emerging climate action by cities, regions, and companies in the two largest greenhouse gas...

Transforming the finance sector with technical assistance
Publication date 24 Jun 2021

We assessed whether and to what extent the provision of technical assistance can help to transform the finance sector, using the...

Global climate action from cities, regions and businesses - 2021
Publication date 23 Jun 2021

This report is the third and the latest edition of the series since 2018 that take stock of climate action by cities, regions and...

Operationalization Framework on Aligning with the Paris Agreement
Publication date 04 Jun 2021

In 2017, the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) together with the group of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) made a...

Climate, COVID-19, and the Developing Country Debt Crisis
Publication date 01 Apr 2021

The triple COVID-19, economic, and climate crisis poses a growing challenge to debt sustainability and financing for climate action...

Operationalization Framework on Aligning with the Paris Agreement

In 2017, the International Development Finance Club (IDFC) together with the group of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) made a...

Strengthen national climate policy implementation: Comparative empirical learning & creating linkage to climate finance

As part of implementing nationally determined contributions (NDCs), governments face the challenge of supporting national climate...

Analysing the aggregate impact of global non-state and subnational climate action

NewClimate Institute is analysing the aggregate impact of non-state and subnational actors (cities, regions and businesses) around the...

The Non-state and Subnational Action Guide

Under the umbrella of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT), an initiative aimed at providing policy makers with common...

Supporting the Tunisian Solar Plan NAMA

NewClimate Institute is supporting the development of a NAMA for the Tunisian Solar Plan (PST). The project is conducted under the...

Unpacking the finance sector's investment commitments
Venue Climate Week NYC 2020
Date 28 Sep 2020

Katharina Lütkehermöller, Thomas Day (both NewClimate), Mark Roelfsema (Utrecht University), Jesica Andrews (Net Zero Asset Owner...

Boosting non-Party climate action through Talanoa
Venue Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB48)
Date 02 May 2018

Katharina Lütkehermöller presented on "Boosting non-Party climate action through Talanoa" at a side event during the 2018 Bonn Climate...

The financial sector has a critical role to play in enabling global deep decarbonisation
Publication date 26 Jul 2021

To limit global warming to well under two degrees, the global economy needs to undergo system-wide changes. Finance has a critical role...

Solid progress in a marathon: How do new city, region, and business announcements from the Global Climate Action Summit measure up?
Publication date 21 Nov 2018

Article by: Angel Hsu, Niklas Höhne, Mark Roelfsema, Takeshi Kuramochi, Amy Weinfurter, Katharina Lütkehermöller, Nomawethu Moyo, Yihao...

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