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Carsten Warnecke is founding partner of NewClimate Institute. With more than 10 years of on-the-ground experience in international carbon markets he has led many projects for a variety of public and private sector clients. His research activities mostly focus on the evaluation of past mechanisms and the design and piloting of future mechanism approaches. This includes international and domestic instruments such as scaled up sectoral crediting, pre-Paris concepts (NMM, FVA) and new mechanisms established by Article 6 of the 2015 Paris Agreement. He moreover contributed to the further development of the Flexible Kyoto Mechanisms (CDM, JI), further project-based instruments such as domestic and voluntary approaches, emissions trading systems (ETS), monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) approaches and non-market-based approaches such as NAMAs and results-based financing (RBF). His previous projects include conceptual feasibility testing of benchmark-based crediting mechanisms, the development of an implementation-ready up-scaled market-based approach, a review of results-based financing (RBF) approaches, concept developments for NMM pilots, CDM project status evaluation, CDM market support studies, the further development of domestic JI in Germany, the development of monitoring and reporting guidelines for new activities in the EU ETS as well as support to the EU Commission for the evaluation of the ETS implementation at the level of member states.
Before co-founding NewClimate Institute, Carsten was working for Ecofys, where he was content lead for market based mechanisms within a broader climate policy landscape. Prior to that Carsten managed the MRV & Issuance unit of a CDM and Gold Standard project developer.